This is one of those tables most people would pass by at a thrift store. It was beat up and ugly to most eyes. But when I saw it, I smiled at its size and long peg legs on such a petite piece. I took it home to practice my technique of masking and painting asymmetrical designs. I’ll keep this one… the lines aren’t as crisp as they should be.
Exploring these ideas:
– Asymmetry and balance in compositions (design doesn’t have to be centered and symmetrical).
– Transparency and opacity in the use of paint on raw wood.
– Sanded the entire piece with an orbital sander.
– Masked off design with Frog Tape.
– Determined which sections to paint then made the mistake of painting the entire top.
– Used Wet Ones to remove paint from the areas that were originally intended to be left unpainted. The wipies did a great job but didn’t remove all of the paint. A nice light tint of white remained and I liked it!
Almost all of my design mistakes become avenues for new ideas and solutions. The mistake on this piece solved another design dilemma I was facing on my next waterfall dresser. More to come on that later.