WARNING: You will either hate or love this project...
I stepped outside of my comfort zone and did a fun project with no rules, no restraints and just plain old fun as my guide.
Here is the almost before - the legs are painted already, but you get the idea...they originally matched the table with the same blonde wood.
I tend to be very conservative in every area of my life but for this project - NOT!
Then take a look at my plan that morphed into a super cool artsy table that was definitely outside of my conservative zone. It's the video I posted for my FFB members as I was deciding which direction to take this farm table.
I started in one corner and just kinda went a little crazy adding stencils everywhere until I liked the look. In a couple of spots I added a little background color and then stenciled, layering as I went along. I really had no plan. I just stenciled, took a moment contemplating and then went through my stash of stencils to find ones that I liked and thought would fit.
A little script here, swirls and flourishes there...
If you look closely, you'll find some little words that I added to spread a little surprise encouragement like LOVE, Be You-tiful, The Earth Without Art is just MEH, etc.
My fave is CREATE. I just makes me smile.
I think my favorite design combination is the edging up next to the clocks over top of my specialty, a layered painted background. It speaks to me.
An added benefit of the artsy table is a great backdrop for my decor art. The plaque below is one I created for myself while I was teaching blending to my Blueprint members. We believe that business and life in general is "better together."
I have a single chair that was waiting for me to redesign it that seems to be just the right fit for my new artsy table. Do you think I should paint it a bright orange or even do some fancy paint splattering like the table?
So do you think this table is crazy or artsy?
I have yet to decide if I'm going to keep it or put it out there to see if it will sell. I do love it. So that's why I'm hesitant.
Tell me for real. Do you think it's too out there? My daughter already turned her nose up at it. But different strokes for different folks, right?
I really am conservative, that's why this one is just a little bit "out there" for my typical creative output.
But I'm always saying, "Paint outside the box," so I guess this one really fits the bill!
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