At work we have a kids play area. This is great so parents can take their time choosing their colours and the kids are entertained! But wow, for a paint store, this table was really drab! I just couldn’t handle it any more, so I got to work!
We had a couple mistints laying around the store in the perfect colours!
And the perfect type of paint for a kids table. Here is a quart of black, high gloss AMAZING paint! It’s called Grand Entrance, it is a urethane enforced latex paint. This is the toughest water based paint on the market! The next best is the Advance, it’s a hybrid. Oil based but water clean up!
I painted the legs the black and the top the teal. Doing 2 coats for both.
After that, I made my stencil!
I knew I wanted cute little polka dots for this table… I took a file folder (because that’s all I had on hand) and drew a grid on the entire piece.
Then I searched the entire store for the perfect size circle! This was a lid on a hand cream.
I then traced around the lid on all the centers of my grid. It was nice and easy to find the almost exact center because the lid was clear.
When I did that, I realized I wanted the polka dots staggered… so I erased quite a few circles.
This next step you need to be very careful!
Take a very sharp exacto knife and cut out the circles. This is a bit of a time consuming part of the process, but well worth it!
Next, I laid the stencil on top of the table and with a sponge, I dabbed the black paint into the circles.
It wasn’t perfect, there was a couple bleed throughs, but I like imperfection!
Just look at how cute it is!
I let the table sit for 2 days before I brought it out for kids to play with. Just to let the paint fully cure and be really tough. But the kids love it!
And so do I!
This is bright, and fun, and AMAZING!
Where else would you put some fun polka dots?