Learn how you can update thrifted end tables into an Amazing Bright and Bold Refinished Painted End Tables using Stencils and Ombre Paint Technique
When I found these end tables I honestly saw a lot of potential for improvement which is why I ended up purchasing both the tables. Finding two matching, in pretty good shape and well price thrifted tables was a steal.
With these two end tables, I also got a matching coffee table and you can see what I did to it over here.
Here is how the End Table looked Before.
DecoArt Maxx Gloss (Orange)
DecoArt Metallics (Gold)
DecoArt Outdoor Living (White)
DecoArt Chalky Finish (Pink)
So you can see the table was in great condition and what I liked about these tables were the concrete square slabs on top of the table.
I had so many ideas for it but I decided to stencil it with an ombre paint technique.
Tutorial for Bright and Bold Refinished End Tables
As you saw from the Before picture the table was completely brown and had no color to it.
Firstly I had to disassemble the table by taking the glass tabletop off and removing the concrete square plates.
Then I went ahead and painted the entire frame of the table using this gorgeous Bright Orange Paint color. This particular paint had an amazing glossy finish to it once it has dried.
When the orange paint had dried it was time to add the Gold Paint at the ends of the legs of the table.
To do that simply tape off the area that needs to be painted in Gold by using masking tape.
I painted the legs as well as the base of the table in Gold.
It needed about two coats and I let it completely dry in between before applying the coats.
With the painting part all complete, it was time to tackle the grey concrete blocks which were on top of the table.
I placed the flower stencil in the middle on top of the concrete.
So the plan was to create an ombre effect and in order to do that you need to add white paint color gradually to the main color that you are using which in my case was Pink.
Using a stencil brush I painted the middle part in the darkest shade of pink.
For the next layer, I added one drop of white paint to the initial amount of pink paint used for the middle.
For the third layer I did the same by adding another drop of white paint.
Gradually you could see the ombre effect coming together.
Once the paint has dried, removed the stencil.
And this is what you should end up with.
The final step was to place the concrete blocks back onto the table and to place the glass top on top of it.
I love how it turned out.
What do you guys think?