Happy Tuesday, friends! If you saw my Instagram post over the weekend then you saw that I was in the mood to paint and paint something with a pop of color! I definitely did and gave an old chess table in my living room a Bold Color Makeover! Check it out…
Here’s the before (and yes my hubby & I actually have played chess on this before ;))
Before painting, I lightly sanded both the wooden top and metal legs.
I wanted to give the metal legs new life for summer so I chose this beautiful blue spray paint from Valspar. It was called “Nautical”, of course! Haha
Next, I decided to keep the copper chess board the same color and just use a brush to paint the top white. However, as you can see when I started painting instead of it turning white it was turning a weird peachy orange color. FAIL! Haha…one of those “in the middle of a project and have to leave to go buy new materials” moments! Not fun. Anyway, I realized the wood may have been coated in some kind of oil when stained a long time ago, and there was just some weird chemical reaction happening so no matter how much white latex paint I used it wasn’t covering the peach color.
It was time for a quick trip to Walmart for a can of the cheapest white flat spray paint they had (*Note: I taped some parchment paper over the chess board before spraying it). Once I sprayed two coats it was good to go!
Finally, I used some fine grit sandpaper to distress the edges and a few spots on top just to give it the imperfect look I wanted.
I love how it turned out! It’s the perfect little pop of color in my (mostly) neutral living room :)
How do you incorporate pops of color into your decor? I’d love to know. Leave a comment to share!