Monday Made It

I love summer because I finally have time to paint furniture!  There's nothing more exciting than taking an old piece of furniture and making it come alive once more!  The first piece I'm painting this summer it for my sister's birthday.  I found this end table in my mom's garage.  It belonged to my grandmother.
I forgot to take a picture before I primed it black.  After I primed it, I traced paisley designs on the top.
I like to paint colorful mismatched designs on my furniture.  I started with plain paisleys and added white dots.
Next, I added designs to each paisley.  My sister just wanted the top painted with a design.  If I was painting the table for myself, I would have added designs to the entire table.

Now I just need to  apply a clear coat of varnish and it's ready to go!
Here are a few other pieces that I plan on finishing this summer...

I'm painting this chair for a friend's daughter who just got a teaching job.
I can't wait to add these lamps to my classroom library!

I've primed this space rack that will soon hold paper clips, erasers, etc. in my classroom.  I saw the idea on Pinterest.
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  1. The table is so colorful and funky. How fun.

    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

  2. That table is absolutely fabulous!!!! :)

  3. Sweet! Love painting furniture to make them completely new! Nice job.

  4. The paisley looks so cute. I'm always on the lookout for cheap furniture at yard sales and antique stores!

  5. Love the design! You are a great artist! Can't wait to see more!


  6. I am in LOVE with your table! You did an amazing job. So very creative!!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  8. Where can I find the nameplates that you made? I'm in love with them.