For some reason, lately, when I sit down to write a post… my first thought is to write the words “as it turns out…” I think I started a post this way last week, and subconsciously I must think it sounds really intellectual or something.
As it turns out, I have a little makeover to share today! We did an end table and desk for a client (who’s on her way to pick them up now!), and we just love how they turned out! Today we’re going to show you her end table! Here’s the before:
We did all the regular prep work… sanding, priming, and painting white. But here’s the fun part! We taped out a grid on the top surface, as well as that bottom shelf surface.
And using a razor, cut out every other square to make a checkerboard! Super easy yo.
Then, we taped off everything but the top to protect the body of the end table from overspray.
We painted her RED (per Leah’s request), and started peeling off the squares of tape!
We repeated this process on the bottom ledge!
Such a simple little easy update can give a piece some serious custom attitude!
Not bad, eh?
But WAIT! Our girl Dana designed and cut us a stencil to BRAND the bottom of our pieces. I’m sort of crazy-excited about this…
That girl might as well be an honorary Graphic Designer, cause she’s that creative.
This way, 50 years down the road… people will know who to blame for painting perfectly good pieces of furniture, and cursing us as they strip and sand away. (evil laugh!)
Isn’t that the coolest thing ever? I wish we’d had something like this a long time ago. There are so many of our sweet pieces out there floating around with no evidence that they’re our ‘artwork’! But that’s ok. From now on, we’re BRANDING our livestock furniture!!
Here’s one last gander at Leah’s sweet ‘new’ end table!
Happy Hump Day!