Brenda brought us this little end table that she snagged at a garage sale. I bet you won’t overlook your average homely-looking end table after this post. It’s amazing what a little POP of color can do!
Below is the room she plans to put this end table in. Brenda’s a girl after my own heart with all those orange accents!! Additionally… am I the only one yearning to own an ottoman like that one? Don’t Lie!
Her only request is that the end table somewhat coordinate with the white/orange end table she bought from us a few years ago. This guy is going in that same room!
Noooooooo problem! What could be more fun than making two dramatically different end tables look like a funky matching pair?
First we did this: (the orange color looks a little dark in some of the photos. it’s the EXACT same orange as the above end table).
Certainly you know we didn’t stop there. Our girl Dana cut us another vinyl to do our thing on the surface of this little gem.
Then we coated it with water-based poly and let that dry for one hour. Then we primed, waited another hour, and finally sprayed it bright orange! The key to this application is to remove the vinyl immediately after painting, while the paint is still wet. Otherwise the vinyl will pull up the paint in places. Which is no bueno!
If you don’t like getting your finders icky, consider wearing gloves? Yep.
There’s just something about asymmetrical designs that I really dig, like this and this. Maybe it’s just a phase. But I feel like it gives things some extra visual interest.
I’m thinkin’ this little stinker will look pretty rad in Brenda’s family room.
Moushumi Mitra says
Loved each and every piece of yours !!! can you tell me how can i make the stencils . also what kind of paint should i use …
Beautiful work!!! Just wondering where you get your stencils from or do you design them yourself?
Bethany @ Sawdust and Embryos says
Carrie, sometimes we design them, and sometimes we just find a stock photo or Google Image.
I have the same exact table now I plan on doing the same thing…. I love your page. I just found it today Jan 8, 2014. Now I can’t get off if it. You two are FANTABOLOUS….!!!!!!
I haven’t gotten through all of your pages yet but do you two make a living at this stuff..If not you definatley should … !!!
Yep! We used Rustoleum bright orange paint!
Hey Beth, I was just wondering what color/brand of spray paint you used for this. I am loving it! and it would look awesome in our nursery.
To be honest I am doing a “case” of the black table that you stained, stenciled, painted. I have a table almosed identical and I fell in love with what you did with yours 🙂 Thank you for her info I plan to email her soon 🙂
Thank you soooooo much for your blog, it has inspired me to take on my own diy projects 😀
Erin Hall says
This is amazing! I love the idea so much. I have to re do a table top and I think I am going to be looking into something like this for it. Great idea. Pinned it for future reference.
Hi Brittney! Dana’s working on getting a website up and running. But till then, her email address is email@example.com… she’s amazing! Send us pics of your project when you’re done!
way too cool!!! does your girl Dana have a site? I am having a hard time finding stenciled vinyl other than car decals 🙂
That’s amazing! Believe it or not, I have that EXACT end table from several years ago. My daughter adopted it as her nightstand, but I would LOVE to try the stencil idea on it when we move to our new house in July. 🙂
You folks are good! I love this, Mary in NY
Love it and love the color! It is AWESOME!
Love! It’s perfect!
LOVE this. So clever.