Hello my sweet blog readers, I hope you had a great weekend. I spent mine with a paint brush and in my spare time smothering my adorable six-month-old grandson with Grandma kisses.
One of the projects I was working on was this Delightful Moroccan Coffee Table makeover.
I called it a Delightful Moroccan Coffee Table because that's the name of the aqua chalk paint color I used along with Simplicity White by Country Chic Paint.
I picked this table, along with another VERY similar, at a local online auction site. This is what it looked like before the makeover...
I was so eager to start this project that I forgot to take a picture before I patched the dents and scratches with Dynamic Dyna Patch (the only spackle compound I use on furniture).
My frustrations didn't end there.
In the wee hours of the morning, clad in my pj's with a fresh cup of Italian roast, I tip-toed down to the workshop to quickly slap a Moroccan stencil onto the top of the table.
Ha! If only life could be that easy.
Using the Delightful chalk paint color, I started stenciling the Moroccan pattern. The first row went on without a hitch but somewhere between row two...an empty mug of coffee...and row three, Mama's eyes went a little wonky.
Let's just say I had a hot aqua mess.
After deep breaths and a refill on that coffee I decided to repaint the top white and start again. That's now five coats of paint on the top!
First row - perfection.
Second row - same thing.
Third row...what the heck??????
For the life of me I couldn't figure out what went wrong when I was so diligently overlapping the stencil in the same way for each application.
...or so I thought.
Long story short, I painted the entire top Aqua. Yup, that's two more coats of paint for a grand total of SEVEN!
For some strange reason, I was able to follow the pattern much easier by stenciling it with Simplicity White and applying it vertically rather than horizontally.
I will admit that it was one of those oops that turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I like the softness of the white over the aqua much better.
Now this Delightful Moroccan Coffee Table with a seven coat painted top needs to find a new home.