MacKenzie-Childs Inspired Hand Painted Accent Table

1
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy for details.

Hi Friends! Welcome to this month’s Theme Furniture Makeover Day. This month’s theme is “Knockoff” where I, along with my blogger friends, makeover a piece of furniture inspired by a high end store. I’m so excited, as it’s one of my favorite themes.

 

You didn’t think I was going to reveal the full makeover right away, did you? Of course not, I would love for you to keep reading to see what I did the these old accent tables.

Have you ever seen MacKenzie-Childs furniture/assessory pieces? Well they are stunning as they are each hand painted and quite pricey. After I tried my hand at hand painting my own piece I can see why, it took lots of patience and a very steady hand!

Here are a few MacKenzie-Childs pieces that I love..

$2,495
$3,995
$100/each
Yep, pricey but desirable to many. I have seen stunning entire collections of their products and they are gorgeous in person.
Did you happen to notice the black and white checkered theme throughout? I did and that’s what I tried to replicate.
I first started with this pattern that I found. It’s a scrapbook page that I decoupaged on the top with ModPodge.
I then worked within that same color palette of black and whites, red and pinks, and greens. I thought this would be a quick project, boy was I SO WRONG. I spent  W A Y  too much time on the tedious details of my checkered/harlequin pattern. I almost painted over it after lots of frustrations and interruptions (a.k.a. Shadow, our new kitty cat!)
Luckily I am a very patient girl so I was bound and determined to complete it as planned, in the true MacKenzie-Childs Inspiration!
I also cut out some of the scrapbook paper and decoupaged it to the legs of the table. My husband thought I hand painted them on  – ummm, okay whatever.
Things that I realized while painting checkered/diamond/harlequin pattern:
It’s so much easier to paint on a straight piece instead of curved legs like I did (lesson learned).
Measure and sketch out your pattern with a pencil first, free-handing this step is HARD!
Paint the white portions first, then paint over with the black lines (trust me).
Make sure you have plenty of time and patience, it’s not a quick project.
A quick look at Before!
The After:
Maybe, just maybe I’ll replicate it on the other table – I’ll let you know!
Amidst all of the frustration, I am quite pleased with the outcome! Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below and then take a moment to stop by my friends’ Knockoff Inspired furniture makeovers!
Share.

1 Comment

  1. Linda Barker

    This table is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!! I’m so impressed. I just discovered MC recently and love her. I’m not a handy or crafty person but I’m determined to try this. I have two 20″ square parsons tables I’m going to work on. I had already started doing something else with them but when i saw your work I changed my mind. I’m prepared to make a mess the first time but I will learn and go from there. I had thought I’d be able to use spray paint but apparently not, right?

Leave A Reply