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.
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.
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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