Transform a plain table into a stunningly bright abstract console table with some layering technique, brushstroke design, and bright colored paint.
This has been on my bucket list for far too long! I’ve been wanting to have an abstract, brushstroke furniture piece for quite some time now.
And YES! I know, all my furniture makeovers are bright, colorful, cheery and one would think how much more color.
But first we need a little recap on this guy.
Those of you who have been following along for a while now, know that I had given this fella a makeover pretty recently in my Console Table Makeover post.
Don’t get me wrong I did like the transformation but the thing is that I myself as a person can’t just paint one thing and be done with it, I want to change, and I want a change CONSTANTLY.
So here we are today with another makeover of a “previous makeover”!
Multiple Size Brushes
Tutorial for Abstract Painted Console Table
So starting off, for this project the base was already painted in this beautiful baby pink color hence I did not need a primer for this piece since it was serving the purpose of a primer.
I did love the pink color and decided to keep the front two drawers in that shade but the rest of the table was going to get the complete Abstract Treatment.
I started with the Blue and Green Shade and created brush strokes in an almost Geometric Pattern.
There was no method to my madness just big strokes all through out.
Then I added a layer of the Purple color. After that, I let it dry for a while before I layered more colors on top since I did not want the colors to be all muddled.
I wanted each color to be seen individually.
After that, I layered on the above shades one by one. Filling in gaps and also layering on top of existing layers.
This is how it was coming along.
I went ahead and did the exact same thing on the entire legs of the table as well.
I then waited for the table to completely dry before I went ahead and created my pattern onto it.
I used about four thin tip brushes and created mini lines, dots, and circles all over.
This part is the most time consuming of the whole process but it literally makes all the difference.
Suddenly my abstract piece came to LIFE with just this tiny little detail.
I also re-painted my drawers handles Gold again just to refresh them a bit.
The last and final step was to give a coat of the Clear Varnish.
And there you have it guys!
I absolutely love it.
What do you guys think?
Would you paint something so abstract and bold on your furniture?
Now for some beauty shots.
I recently just moved this to my Balcony for my Balcony Makeover project which you should check it out for some major dose of color.
All the fine details and time spent on creating the pattern was well worth it.