I recently bought what I call a Key Dropping Table…a table where I throw my keys when I walk in the door. It was more than I wanted to spend but it works very nicely so I kept it. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that it was all white. I know some people (ahem…Caitlin, I’m looking at you) love all white furniture, but I find it too plain. I love furniture with bright colors and patterns that may not even go together. So I decided to paint the table. I had a collection of drawer knobs already so I replaced those as soon as I got it home. A yellow one on the drawer and a multicolor flower one on the door. Green is my favorite color, especially a citron/chartreuse green, and it can be found throughout my home.
Once I picked stripes I decided to make them get a little further apart as they went down the table. I started with 1 1/4 inch at the top, 2 1/4 inches in the middle, and 3 1/4 inches at the bottom. Then I decided I wanted the top to be blue just for fun.
I measured and taped the stripes off and covered the door and wood parts. I started by painting with a brush but discovered I would been exactly 1 trillion coats so I ended up buying spray paint to finish the job.
The top now has my paper succulent garden and a ceramic beer bottle dish that holds my mail keys.
The door needs a little something and I haven’t quite decided what it will be. I was thinking of painting opposite blue stripes or polka dots in blue. I could mix things up and do a pattern in yellow or orange. What do you think?