July 25, 2013

A Summer Dining Refresh

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Picnic and outdoor dining tables are so functional, but can be so… plain. Why not dress up your existing spread with a painted table runner down the center?

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To be fair, painting projects always scare me a bit. They seem so… permanent! But with a bit of patience, a great plan and a steady hand, you can transform any Plain Jane piece of furniture into an instant statement maker. Take this outdoor dining room table from Planet Maison for example. How perfectly Southwestern-inspired is this beauty, created with just a few cans of paint over the center two strips of wood?

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By keeping the pattern geometric with straight angles and hard lines, you don’t have to be an expert at freehand painting to pull off the look. Simply apply painter’s tape on a diagonal to create arrows, triangles, stripes – the sky’s the limit!

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I love how fresh and personality-filled this piece is, and would have never guessed it was just a simple, everyday table before the makeover. Proof that a can of paint can transform anything!

Image Credit: Planet Maison

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