Turn an Old Accent Table Into A MacKenzie Childs Inspired Table

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 KettleCourtly Check Whistling Tea KettleCourtly Check Whistling Tea KettleMacKenzie-Childs Teapot Salt & Pepper SetMacKenzie-Childs Teapot Salt & Pepper SetMacKenzie-Childs Teapot Salt & Pepper SetMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel ClockMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel ClockMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel ClockMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel Salt & Pepper ShakersMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel Salt & Pepper ShakersMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel Salt & Pepper ShakersMacKenzie-Childs Butterfly Garden Small Enamel Colander, Decorative Kitchen Strainer, 1 QuartMacKenzie-Childs Butterfly Garden Small Enamel Colander, Decorative Kitchen Strainer, 1 QuartMacKenzie-Childs Butterfly Garden Small Enamel Colander, Decorative Kitchen Strainer, 1 QuartMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Boudoir Pillow, Decorative Throw Pillow for Bedroom or Living RoomMacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Boudoir Pillow, Decorative Throw Pillow for Bedroom or Living RoomMacKenzie-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!

1 thought on “Turn an Old Accent Table Into A MacKenzie Childs Inspired Table”

  1. 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?

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