So, I was going to be a total copycat when we bought our house. The model home was decorated in a beach theme, which I fell in love with and wanted to copy exactly. Blue, aquas, creams, so pretty. So when I bought the fabric for our curtains, I did it with that color scheme in mind. But when we started couch shopping, hubby said "Hey babe, I want a super manly, dark brown, leather couch that totally doesn't go with your color scheme" (okay, maybe he didn't say that exactly). So we found one that he loved and I could live with. Dark brown, leather, totally goes with more of a Tuscan theme than beach bungalow. Hmmmmm.
So now we have our blue and tan curtains, and a dark brown leather couch. And it seems like everything I make for the living room, like my UFC pillow and name sign, ends up being red. So what to do with all the blues and reds I have going on?
I know, you're thinking turquoise and red? Really? Trust me, it's gorgeous. Need some inspiration?
Now you love it, right? So I wanted to purposely add some turquoise and red to my living room, instead of just adding some red and turquoise crap here and there and calling it done.
So here's what I started out with. Tragic, right? But for 95 cents, hey, why not.
Sorry for the bad lighting, ouch. But anywho, sanded and painted it a turquoise color. Thank you Valspar for the free paint sample.
Then downloaded a damask print from the Silhouette store, cut it out, and laid it down. I hate tearing off the transfer paper though, it always gives me issues. Thanks to the hubby for taking "in progress" pics, even though I'm a bum when I craft.
Then tape off the edges. Easy peasy. Then spray paint it in thin coats.
Then I used the same technique that I used on my dog bed and applied some stain to it. Turned out a bit darker than I wanted, but hubby said he loves it. I really want to pick up some glaze, I keep reading about it in Blogland, but I tend to use what I have on hand.
And here it resides on my coffee table.
I bought a bunch of these trays the last time I went to my favorite thrift store. I have plans for my next one, which will be up for grabs in a giveaway when I hit 500 followers. Only a few more to go!
It's party time.