Hi Friends! Welcome to this month’s themed furniture makeover day. This month’s theme is “Knockoff” where I makeover a piece of furniture inspired by a high-end store. I’m so excited, as it’s one of my favorite themes. So, I decided to take an old accent table and turn it into a MacKenzie Childs inspired table.
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 these old accent tables.
Have you ever seen MacKenzie-Childs furniture/or accessory 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.
Courtly Check Whistling Tea KettleMacKenzie-Childs Teapot Salt & Pepper SetMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel ClockMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel Salt & Pepper ShakersMacKenzie-Childs Butterfly Garden Small Enamel Colander, Decorative Kitchen Strainer, 1 QuartMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Boudoir Pillow, Decorative Throw Pillow for Bedroom or Living Room
Yep, they’re 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.
How To Make This Beautiful MacKenzie Childs Inspired Accent Table
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. It took W A Y too much time on the tedious details of my checkered/harlequin pattern.
At one point, 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! And here’s 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!