Wednesday, October 16, 2013

FRESH LOOK: repainted gold table with chevron accents

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DIY Chevron Painted Table via homework | carolynshomework.comWould you believe this is my first chevron pattern project? I’ve never used the pattern on anything before this and actually you can’t really call this chevron because I switched the pattern a little to create a diamond design.

DIY Chevron Painted Table via homework  | carolynshomework.comI’m really happy with how this table turned out.

DIY Chevron Painted Table via homework  | carolynshomework.comThis was my Father-in-Law’s table. Based on the underside of the table and the inside of the little cabinet, I believe it was once plain dark wood. At some point the gold leaf effect was added. We’ve been using the table in our living room and even though gold is making a comeback, it didn’t really match anything in our house.

DIY Chevron Painted Table via homework  | carolynshomework.comThe inside of the cabinet is interesting. It has this little ledge on the inside of the door with holes in it. My Father-in-Law smoked a pipe back in the day and he would hang his pipes in these holes and store the tobacco inside the cabinet.

DIY Chevron Painted Table via homework  | carolynshomework.comTo create the diamond pattern on the table, I used FrogTape® Shape TapeTM in the Chevron pattern. You can use the tape to create several different patterns depending on how you position the tape. The tape is really easy to apply. It comes on a roll and has a nifty slit liner on the back of the tape for easier application. Peel off half of the liner and position the tape then remove the other half of the liner. Once the tape is positioned you press it down gently with a squeegee type tool and you’re ready to paint.

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Here’s a look at the table with one coat of paint once I had removed the tape. Shape TapeTM has a PaintBlock® Technology that reacts with the water in paint to form a micro barrier that seals the edges of the tape. The lines are crisp and sharp and the paint does not bleed underneath the tape.

DIY Chevron Painted Table via homework  | carolynshomework.comHere’s a close up of my table. The red paint was part of the original gold leaf paint pattern and I thought it made the piece interesting. I was surprised at how crisp the pattern turned out. I don’t have very much experience painting furniture and no experience using patterned tape. So a for a first time attempt, I’m thrilled with the results. The FrogTape® definitely made this project a success.

Check out this showcase video of what you can do with Shape TapeTM. It comes in Chevron, Wave and Scallop so the sky is the limit.

For more creative inspiration, you can follow FrogTape® – the makers of Shape TapeTM on Twitter @FrogTape.
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  1. Great work, absolutely beautiful:) Hugs, Biljana

  2. wow you have done an incredible job on this, it is simply beautiful, and I love how you did the chevron effect...

  3. Carolyn, I absolutely love it! Wonderful piece!

  4. LUV how you painted this beauty, Carolyn -- the gold is now a gorgeous enhancement! Taping off for patterns always seems like a lot of hard work but with Shape Tape, it sounds a lot easier & whole lot more fun! Thanks for posting. ;-)

  5. I love this! :) What a fresh way to use the tired Chevron pattern!

  6. I have been looking forward to trying Shape Tape. I have some from Haven in a different pattern that I hope to use soon. I love the accent that the Shape Tape gave this piece.

  7. This looks great! Love the pattern you created. So pretty!

    -Erin @ DIY on the Cheap


  9. I don't understand why you took the tape off after one coat of white. How did you keep paint off the design when you applied the additional coats of white?

    1. Hi Marje, Good question. The areas with the tape I painted very carefully with a roller making sure the coverage was good. One coat was fine and I removed the tape. A second coat was needed for all the detail areas - the legs and areas without the pattern. I needed to go over those areas with a paint brush. Thanks!

  10. I want to come and steal this from you! I LOVE it!

  11. I love this little table. It really caught my eye and now I am going to need to purchase some of that there tape!


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