Is your inner mermaid dying to make a break for it too after yesterday’s post? Mine made a little leap for freedom on Monday when Wren and I made a day out of painting our recent finds.
My score was this $10 table and hers was a school desk my mom passed down to us (which I’ll try to remember and show here soon)
She went with a soft purple, I went with Tropical Dream by Behr.
Since we only wanted to add a slight hue to our otherwise white items I bought the sample pot sizes.
A coat of high gloss spray paint on everything, although not too thick where I planned on doing the dip dye was all the prep this project needed. Mainly just because I’m cheap and didn’t feel like wasting paint.
My assistant was in full purple mode as we tackled this project together. She definitely commits when she decides to.
A little painters tape and some light brush strokes was all it took to get the dip-dyed effect. Could I actually have dipped it? I guess, but that seems like a freaking massive amount of work and paint for such a small project. Plus I imagine that to sound like a great idea until you lift the furniture out of the paint and have to deal with runs and drips everywhere. So a good brush and $5 in paint sounded more on my level.
I love the subtle, not too bright color of this minty-sea foam hue.
I don’t want to get too crazy, because not much would hold it’s own against this rug, but a little color is creeping into here at a slow and not-too-frightening pace. Of course I still require all my basic elements to feel light and bright. But some unoffending hits of color don’t seem to be throwing me off yet.
Have you ‘dip dyed’ anything yet? I have another small table I’m going to give it a go on in Wren’s room I liked this one so much!