Add a bit of inspiration to your décor with this Anna Griffin inspired, stripe pattern table! Its green and blue stripe pattern perfect contrast in a stark white country or shore decorate room. Due to the drying time between paint coats and glue, this project should take a couple days to complete.
For this project, you will need:
– A solid wood coffee table, any size
– Medium grit sandpaper
– A tack cloth
– Latex based primer
– Medium coarse steel wool
– White colored latex based paint
– Lime green colored latex based paint
– Decoupage medium
– Anna Griffin Green and Blue Stripe Pattern Print Paper (available at scrapbook stores or online at Paper Addict)
– Polyurethane sealer
You will want the table to be unstained, unpainted wood prior to beginning this project. If the table does have paint or stain, use a bit of paint stripper (available at your local home improvement store) according to manufacturer directions.
Start by lightly sanding down the table with medium grit sandpaper. Once the entire table has been lightly sanded, remove all dust with a tack cloth. (It is important that there is no excess sanding dust on the table before painting, or it can interfere with the paint and glue adhesive.)
Prime the entire table with latex based primer. Allow the primer to dry completely. Apply a base coat of lime colored latex based paint to the table. Once the paint has dried, usually within two hours, apply a coat of white colored exterior satin latex based paint. (This may take more than one coat to come to a pure white color.) Wait an hour while the white paint dries before sanding the table with hot water and medium coarse steel wool. (It is okay if the white colored paint comes off in certain areas and the lime base paint shows through. This is precisely the idea, and will add to the retro look of the table.) Dry off all water thoroughly.
Cut the Anna Griffin Green and Blue Stripe pattern print paper into three large square shapes. Arrange the shapes directly onto the center of the table in a row. Adhere the printed paper to the table with decoupage medium. Cut smaller squares and arrange as desired around the table top and/or legs of the table. Adhere the smaller squares to the table with decoupage medium. Allow the paper and glue to dry thoroughly.
Add five to six coats of polyurethane sealer. Allow the sealer to dry overnight before using.