Have you noticed how much hotel furniture is showing up at thrift stores these days? This glass table was a bit scratched up, but it was only $15 so I snapped it up and decided to give it a makeover worthy of Kelly Wearstler (my favorite interior designer). This paint technique is a mix between Italian marbled paper and flow painting and I have a feeling the next table I attempt will be even better than this one. In the mean time, I'm in LOVE! Remember to scour thrift stores, recycle as much as you can and always Make Your Mark!
Rhapsody in blue
I love the bold splashes of color with the intricate marbling around the edges
Watch how I made it here!
STUFF I USED
Thrift store coffee table
*I used Smoke Grey, Dark Denim, Steel Blue, Seaside Blue & Grey Taupe
1. - 3. Fill each cup with paint, add 10% water and stir
*I used 5 matching colors for this project and I propped the glass table top on wood pieces so that it would be about 1 1/2" above the table
4. Paint the edges with one of the colors
5. - 7. Pour each color in a swirl pattern on the table working from the center outward
8. Carefully angle the table to allow the paint to mix and blend together
9. Drag a toothpick back and forth every 1" across the table to create a marbled paper look
10. Paint the table base in Americana Decor Metallics in Silver and let dry
11. Mix the Glaze Coat according to directions, pout on the table and spread with a sponge brush
12. Use a small torch or long arm lighter to pop the bubbles, cover and let dry
Assemble and you're done!