Saturday

DIYP # 35 Leopard Print Painting


This is a beautiful love story.

Once upon a time there was an end table. It had a southwest flare. My style changed, but my budget didn't, so I gave my little table an extreme makeover.
Before:
(this is a similar piece)


After:
Better, huh?

I painted the little table red, added a leopard print design and new leopard knobs (from Ebay)
It cost less than $20 and I adore this little table and get compliments on it all the time!

Here's how I did the leopard painting:

1. Tape off the area you want to paint













2. I painted the inside red.















3. Use black paint and a small brush to paint little black leopard shapes.














4. Use a darker brown and paint inside the leopard spots.













5. Add a funky knob.

I love my little table! Before you throw something out, try painting it first! Or the next time  you see a cheap table at a thrift store for $5, don't pass it up!

Check out Kimba's for more DIY projects!

28 comments:

Bridget said...

That is adorable!

Blue Castle said...

Very cute! I love your DIY feature. :)

Kim said...

Oh. My. Word. I can't believe how cute that is!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

You are so awesome. Should I tell you again? Okay, I will the next DIYP blog. hehe.

Sarah said...

I really like what you did here! I'm about to start a painting job of my own with an old piece of furniture. I'll have to keep this project in mind!

Carolina Mama said...

Who knew! You did great.

jenjen said...

What a great idea. It is so cool

Jen

Sandy said...

love it! love it! :)

Mrs. Querido said...

How funky and fun! My husband would absolutely forbid any piece of furniture that had leopard print. (I kind of wore him out with that early on in our marriage...lol...I had leopard print chair pads, pillows, even a leopard print license plate cover!) But what a cute idea...might have to think about repurposing some items...:)

Songbirdtiff said...

Very cute idea. Everything looks better and new with some fresh paint.

Pam said...

Loooove it! I am all into the repurposing with paint thing. I am somewhat of an ambassador for painting - it changes everything! Great idea. Great post.

Heather said...

Your table looks awesome! I am terrified to paint furniture, but I love seeing it work out when other people do it.

Alyssa said...

that's awesome!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Adorable, great job!

Patois said...

Nicely done.

Mommie Daze said...

That's so creative and very cute! What a fun piece to have in your house.

Lisa said...

You did a great job!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

You did a great job! I am so not crafty, but you explained that so well, that you've even got me thinking, "maybe I could do that"! Watch out all furniture in my house!!!

IE Mommy Blogger said...

This is so adorable. You make me want to find a yard sale R-I-G-H-T NOW!

Alexia said...

I never would have thought of that! Now I need to go find a little end table to paint! LOL

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

The end results look great! I would have never attempted something so bold, but now I just might!

Mel said...

I LOVE this! My niece is into animal print, and I never thought to try painting in leopard print. You have inspired me to try!

Jerralea said...

Ooh, I want to try this. But first I have to find a cheapie table ...

Joanna said...

Stopping by from Kimbas party...That is fabulous!

Jane said...

From the finished project you could never tell that painting leopard was that easy. Nice job!

Kristi said...

Girl, that is so fabulous! It makes me want to go paint something leopard! Blessings to you!

Carrie said...

It looks so cute in that corner! My mother-in-law would die over the leopard!

Marie said...

I love me some leopard - that table is fabulous! Great job. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
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