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9.28.2011

Aqua Striped Table - Scotch Blue Painting Party

Welcome to the ScotchBlue™ Painting Party! A group of fantastic DIY bloggers, including myself, all completed projects with the help of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. Now we’re giving you the chance to see all of our fabulous projects and get some inspiration!! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the party and see more tutorials then head to Dina' s blog and follow the great projects one after another!
You'll also get a chance to win some ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape so you can create a project of your own.  Just read to the end to find out how!

This past Memorial Day you might remember that my friend Jen and I headed out to a few awesome garage sales that we knew were going to be going on this year. You know...those ones that never disappoint? :)
Well, while on our hunt to find some great new decor for our home I stumbled upon a lonely tiny table that I KNEW would be perfect for the small space under my curvy mirror by our back door.
My new little table only put me back about $7.00! That being said...not only was it painted the ugliest pinky-flesh color, but it had about an inch-thick-layer of some kind of drippy yellow based polyurethane on it. lol...yikes!
So here's how I took this little guy from drab to fab... with just some paint and a lil' blue tape!




First I sanded the tar out of that little table with my palm sander :)

Then I gave it 2 really good coats of semigloss white. (just the stuff right off the shelf, ULTRA white) After the white paint dried overnight I took a piece of steel wool and went over the whole table lightly, to remove any bits of paint or dust that settled in. I mostly just wanted to make sure that the top, where I was going to put the stripes, was nice and smooth.


After that, I taped off my table top with Scotch Blue edge-lock paint protector tape, by starting in the middle, and then measuring from there out, until I had even lines. Then I took a simple craft foam brush, my favorite aqua paint... and went to town!

I did three good coats of my aqua color to make sure that I had really great coverage over my semi-gloss white. Immediately after I finished my last coat of aqua I started peeling up my painters tape, so as to avoid any dried latex paint from peeling up.

I have to say that I've always been a fan of Scotch Blue, but the new edge-lock tape has this smooth, silky texture that you can actually FEEL when you use it. Pretty nifty :)

Perfect lines... CHECK!



After everything was totally dry I took my palm sander and distressed the whole table. I wanted this piece to look beachy and worn. I even had my Dad suggest that I take the back of a hammer and notch the table and my "too perfect" hardware a bit to make the whole "look" more cohesive. Genius!

After I had the exact look I wanted I used some non-yellowing clear coat spray to lock in all of my hard work, applied my (now chippy) hardware that I got at Hobby Lobby, and...
ta-da!

I love the beachy feel that these stripes bring into this space. Definitely well worth a little elbow grease and $7.00, if you as me...
because let's be honest... anything would have looked better then the empty space we had before.
And as far as our concerns with having two pieces of furniture so close to eachother, well... the table is SO little, that we really don't have any issues!

Now it's YOUR turn to gather inspiration, have fun, and win some prizes!

If you'd like a chance to win some Scotch Blue painters tape with edge-lock paint line protector, then here are a few ways to enter:
1. Comment here on this post and let me know what project you would use YOUR Scotch Blue on.
2. Tweet "@ScotchBlueBrand I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project" and then come back and let me know that you've done so!
And while you're at it, head on over to the Scotch Blue Facebook page to "like" them and check out all of the other customers and bloggers who have posted amazing projects using THEIR Scotch Blue painters tape!

Don't let the party end here... check out these other great bloggers today who are paintin' it up with me!

Shelley @ The House of Smiths **you are here**
Mandi @ Vintage Revivals **continue to this blog next**

Have a Happy Wednesday!

ScotchBlue Brand reached out to me to participate in the ScotchBlue Painting Party to celebrate the launch of their new ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. My post represents my honest experience with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to assist in completion.

62 comments:

  1. I love what you did with the table it looks gorgrous xx

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  2. This table looks so pretty;)
    Love the blue stripes and the mirror is gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing;)

    Lovely greetings...

    Maybe you like my giveaway; come and check it out;)

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/2011/09/thank-you-and-giveaway.html

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  3. What a beautiful transformation!

    Wishing you a wonderful day!


    Anette Willemine
    (Norway)

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  4. First of all, I love the pictures! Very inspiring indeed...

    Then, the prize would be perrrrrrfect for the project I have in mind (actually, I´m thinking you read my mind!). I´m planning on painting the main door (the inside, that is) on chevron stripes...

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  5. I am planning a project using the scotch blue tape to fancy-up my old wooden tv trays. I'm excited for the project!

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  6. Beautiful! Looks like it's always been there:)

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  7. I need a whole lot of tape to finish painting my downstairs.

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  8. I've been thinking about painting some stripes in my smallest bathroom--this tape would be perfect for that!

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  9. Hello! I would use my Schotch Blue tape when I repaint our office- maybe the tape is the push I need to start this project!!
    I also just used the tape for a kids craft project. It's great!

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  10. I have some pieces of furniture from my MIL's house that I would love to paint in two different colors. One in particular is a little shelf with spool like legs and arms. Sounds funny but they are kinda like arms.

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  11. I've been thinking about doing stripes in my little boys room so that's what I'd use the ScotchBlue on!

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  12. What a cute little table!! I love the aqua stripes, beautiful!

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  13. Love your project, I have a small table just about that size that I now plan to copy your project.

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  14. I just bought an awesome old window pane. I would use the tape to help protect the glass as I repaint the pane. I'm excited to use it as a picture frame . Now if I can just get each of my kids to have a family picture taken!! Love your page and all your cool ideas!!

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  15. Oh my goodness how darling!! Would just LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! LOVE your blog!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-6.html

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  16. Seriously SO CUTE! I love the little punch of color it adds to that corner of your home and it looks so pretty with the aqua mason jars. And for $7??! Amazing!

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  17. I desperately need to re-paint my downstairs. The whole level is this awful poop brown color from the previous owners. It really needs to go!

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  18. I actually have small dresser I need to finish and the stripes would look so cute on the front drawers!
    btw - where did you pick up that adorable table? Just what I am looking for for a place in my hallway upstairs.

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  19. What a gorgeous transfomation. That blue is so gorgeous an gives just the right amount of color!

    Coley @
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  20. Our eldest (a senior in high school) has asked me to paint stripes in his room. This tape would make it so much easier!

    Your table came out very nice and I love the bell you have hanging on the wall. My husband has been wanting one FOREVER!!

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  21. I would love to win some scotch blue painters tape and I would love to paint a cute little table or maybe even a big one. Thanks! Kradams54@hotmail.com

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  22. I found a vintage kid's chair at a yard sale this summer. It currently has roses painted on it. I have a boy. Roses just won't cut it. I would love to paint it white and do some cool gray stripes like you did here. The painters tape sure would help. :)

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  23. So awesome! I have an armoire that needs some updating and I think this would be perfect for the doors. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I am needing to paint 2 bathrooms, and re-paint my house so I could definitely use some tape.

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  25. where do you find all your cute furniture at smashing deals? that's awesome! my house needs help so bad but I can't ever find cool furniture at good deals like that. I live out in no man's land. any suggestions?

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  26. I have some trim painting to do and I really need some Scotch (oh, and tape, too:)!!

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  27. I would use it for a dresser I want to paint with stripes! :)

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  28. I would use my tape for painting stripes in my daughters room!

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  29. I love the aqua blue what a cute table! I am redoing a dresser right now and I could use that edge lock scotch tape!! Love your blog!!!
    Andrea

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  30. I'd love some edge-lock tape to try out this cool painter's tape stencil tree look I found on Pinterest!

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  31. love it! oh the magic of painters tape...you worked it perfectly! :) love what character the blue stripes bring to that lovely little table. And the blue mason jars with the milk glass vase for those yellow flowers is a fantastic combo :)

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  32. LOVE your table! Now you've got me eyeing our sofa table, and it's not even on my "list"... Great. Guess that would be my option for the Scotch Blue. Perhaps in chevron stripes?

    Aloha,
    Charlie

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  33. Turned out so cute! My first project would be the furniture and walls in our master bedroom. When my hubby is gone hunting next week, I am redoing our room. Super excited to surprise him! I'm going to have to work fast but I've been recruiting help so hopefully it will be done.

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  34. I want to make my own fabric painted pillows (I have seen so many cute ones with a chevron pattern these days). I can imagine this tape would be helpful with that.

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  35. So subtle and yet makes such A HUGE difference.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  36. I would use the tape to tape off a border around my ceiling in my bathroom.
    Love the table!...may I ask where you got your mirror?...really love it!

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  37. I tweeted about ScotchBlueBrand

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  38. I would use the tape to paint my bedroom

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  39. Absolutely love these colors together!!

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  40. I would use it to paint my bathroom!

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  41. STUNNING Shelley! I LOVE everything in your room!! It is SOOOO pretty!!! Looks like a magazine.

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  42. I have some wood letters that I've been wanting to paint the front one color and the sides a different color. I think this tape would help me to keep a clean line.

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  43. Cute table! I need some tape to finish painting my daughter's bedroom ~ i won't mention his many months ago I started.....

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  44. I'm working on a design for my kitchen table top and could use some new tape for perfect line!!

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  45. The entire space is dreamy fab. I JUST LOVE THAT MIRROR. So gorg. well done cutie.

    winks-jen

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  46. I rally want to paint some stripes on the new baby's nursery wall!

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  47. I would paint some thrift store frames for my office!

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  48. What a sweet little table! I would use the tape to try painting stripes on an old dresser we have.

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  49. I've been looking for a lamp like the yellow one where is that from?

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  50. I so enjoy looking at the photos of your house, it's so clean and cozy looking. I love your wall color. What color is it?

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  51. What a cute little table!! I love the aqua stripes, beautiful!

    corner kitchen table

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  52. I absolutely love this little table and the decor on it! Gosh I love your creativity. Thank you for inspiring us :)

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