Spruce up an old side table with a bold geometric design – a fun addition to your garden or home!
- 100-grit sandpaper
- Dulux Wood Primer
- interior paint in the colour of your choice; we used Dulux Acrylic PVA in Black
- blue painter’s tape
- spray paint in a contrasting colour; we used Spraymate in Appliance White
- permanent marker
- craft knife
After preparing the surface by sanding the wood and cleaning the dust off thoroughly with a damp rag, paint it with a coat of wood primer.
Cover the surface with two layers of PVA, allowing it to dry thoroughly in-between coats.
When the paint is completely dry, cover the tabletop with painter’s tape, overlapping each piece slightly.
Draw your design onto the masking tape using a permanent marker. Keep in mind that it is generally more effective to create a geometric pattern.
Use your craft knife to cut out pieces of the pattern that you want to see in the contrasting colour, leaving some tape as a mask for the darker base colour. Be careful not to press too hard as you might cut into the wood.
Spray a few coats of the contrasting colour onto the surface; in this instance, the white Spraymate.
Leave the paint to dry completely before removing the tape to reveal your pattern. You can then seal the finished top with a thin coat of clear varnish to make the surface more durable.
Now your DIY tribal table is complete and ready to be added to your garden!
Referenced from Gallo Images / Home Magazine