7.21.2016

Ombre Painted Coffee Table


Ombre painted oval coffee table

Let me just start by saying, I love painting furniture!  I do, I think about furniture all day, it's always in the back of my head no matter what I'm doing.  I do a ton of work on my pieces and I do it with love.  But lately the more I paint and the more I look for inspiration out there I feel overwhelmed.  I want to be unique and give my pieces a little twist here and there, like I did on this desk.  But it doesn't feel like enough.  Its easy to fall into trends or play it safe so that it will appeal to more people.

Ombre painted oval coffee table

I had been staring at this coffee table (sorry it's not a great before picture) for a little while and everyday I kept thinking I want to paint a blue ombre effect from the center of the coffee table out.  I've never done ombre before but I wanted to try.  So I did a little inspiration shopping on Pinterest and I came across Dionne at The Turquoise Iris, she is a truly brave, talented, amazing artist!  She puts her soul into her furniture makeovers.  She is not painting furniture, she is painting ON furniture, the furniture is her canvas.  This makeover was definitely inspired by her.

Ombre painted oval coffee table

I woke up early one day and said today is the day, I'm going to let my hands do all the painting.  I'm not thinking, I'm just breathing and letting my hands move the brushes, blending the colors, letting the paint be free.  The way the paint colors blended and the drips... oh my, the drips, they are my favorite part.  At first I tried to fix them because you know, furniture drips are a no no, but I loved the way the drips mended themselves onto the other colors and I decided to just let them happen.

Ombre painted oval coffee table

Ombre painted oval coffee table

Ombre painted oval coffee table

Ombre painted oval coffee table

I know this ombre painted coffee table is not for everyone but I love it and I enjoyed every minute of creating it!  I think from time to time, you need to let your imagination run wild and be free.  Forget about the rules, just go with the flow.  

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2 comments:

  1. I am a huge fan of ombre. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Thank you for stopping by!

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