Y’all. There’s a whole lot goin’ on here in this post. In the last couple of weeks I gave this little table a makeover, picked up some new artwork and experimented with some RIT dye. I just can’t stop with the living room. You know I recently painted over the dark Texas Leather with the much lighter Chocolate Froth. Well the neutral dropcloths I’m using as curtains just became so bluh. Yeah, not blah…just bluh. That’s even worse. The room needed a punch of color. Truth? I only dyed one panel. I’m still trying to decide if I want to stick with the green or go with a shade of blue. I was actually going for an emerald green but couldn’t quite get the color right. We’ll come back to that though.
What I really want to tell you about is this little table. If you’re an Instagram buddy then you probably remember when I picked this up a couple of months ago. I found it at a thrift store for $12.00. Of course I had no idea where I would put it but that didn’t stop me from buying it . I mean, it was $12.00. Come on. I knew I could find a spot for it. And I did. It’s perfect next to the fireplace.
No tutorial on this one but it was a really easy makeover. First, I gave it a good sanding. Then I spray painted the base with high-gloss black spray paint. Next, I stained the top with two coats of dark walnut. Then I applied a layer of gold Rub-N-Buf around the edge. This is what it looked like before.
Now let’s talk about the artwork. It’s perfect in here. Can you tell I love it? I’ve been eyeing it ever since it arrived at the showroom where I work. Since I moved the horse print and painted this room, this wall was just a big white void. The paintings are actually part of a grouping of six. Each one is a little bit different and I just chose the two that spoke to me the most. They’re by Paragon and are titled Falling Waters. So glad I decided to treat myself, and our home, to these paintings. I’ve always loved abstracts and I’m sure these will be a part of our home for years.
Okay, now back to the green curtain. Like I said before, this room was just screaming for some color. I went to the abstracts for some color inspiration and I loved the idea of a blue or green to bring a modern element and contrast to the blacks, whites and neutrals in this space. This was the perfect opportunity to experiment with some RIT dye.
I really wanted an emerald green curtain. I just loved the idea of that rich green against the light wall. The dye isn’t available in emerald but there is a formula on their website that can be used to achieve that color. Well, I must have done something wrong. It just didn’t work for me. It’s a pretty green, just not the rich shade I was hoping for. I’m really happy with the results though and I will definitely be using it again. I also like the idea of teal curtains and that one is available, no formula or mixing required. So I’ll be trying that one next. And of course, sharing the results. See you soon.