Lovely blue end table transformed with Rethunk Junk Paint
It’s the final day of the challenge to try all the new limited edition colors from Rethunk Junk Paint by Laura, and it’s been a blast. I’ve transformed a cabinet with Timeless Teal, a nightstand with Tea Rose, and a round table with Vintage Coral. For today’s transformation, I wanted to resurrect this little table with Blue Lace, a lovely bluish-gray.
- Paint brush. Any paint brush will do.
- Rethunk Junk Prep. The spray that is needed to clean off the dirt and grime on the piece of furniture.
- Rethunk Junk Paint. This time I wanted to try out Blue Lace as the main color. So cute! I chose Linen, an off white color, for the stencil.
- A mandala stencil. I used the Gratitude Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.
- A spouncer.
- Painting tape.
- Sandpaper or sander.
- Rethunk Junk Tuff Top.
- Fan. (Optional). Quickens the drying time.
- “Prep” the table to clean off the oils and dirt. Prep it well so the paint can adhere.
- Paint. Think of the first layer as primer. Once you paint the other layers, everything will come together. I promise. This only took two layers.
- Turn the fan on to speed up drying. Or wait. The paint dries fast on its own but I’m impatient.
- Place stencil on top. You may measure to get it perfectly centered, but I just eyed it.
- Tape stencil with painter’s tape so it doesn’t move when you’re applying paint.
- Dab spouncer in paint. I used Linen, an off-white paint. Don’t add too much. In fact, after I dab it in paint, I pounce a bit off on a napkin. I always want to strive for a thin layer. We can always add more paint later if needed.
- Pounce away. This part is surprisingly very relaxing (until your two-year old wakes up from her nap and screams bloody hell). And depending on how large the stencil, can take a LONG time. Okay – a long time for me, because, as I mentioned before, I am impatient. So pounce, pounce away being careful to cover every last detail.
- Remove stencil. Be careful removing the painter’s tape so none of the paint comes off. This is usually the part where I’m holding my breath because I am terrified the stencil will look like shite.
- Breathe a sigh of relief. Look at that beauty!
- Distress. I was trying to go for a shabby chic look so I grabbed my trusty sander and sanded away. I focused on the edges and the details.
- Apply Tuff Top. I applied only to the top surface. Two or three layers will suffice.
How cute is it now?
Look at the secret tray!
So that brings us to the end of our challenge. I’ve successfully completed 4 projects in each of the 4 limited edition colors from Rethunk Junk by Laura. Now as promised, stay tuned for a fun giveaway.
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