Friday, September 19, 2014

A Blue Bird On a Pink Table And a Cat

This  furniture project first appeared as a guest post on The Thrifty Rebel.

Painted furniture, stenciling
When Tuula calls wanting a few guest posts, bloggers run to comply dragging pink stuff over there.

She anointed us "The Pink Ladies".

Like the girl gang from Grease.


Mel brought pink stools and her pinkadelic boots.

So I am adding a ballerina slipper pink table with a blue bird and a cat.

Because Tuula loves cats with pink noses.

And blue birds.

And pink furniture.

And I am guessing she wears shoes.

So this is an official Miss Peepers approved post.

Take one nondescript black table of the 1950's variety.

I think John and Olivia may have danced on this one.

Mix some extra-thick homemade ballerina slipper pink paint and slather it on.

I wanted the table to look like it had years of paint on it.

Now for the blue bird.

I used a stencil to block out the painting.

This is how it looks after just the stenciling.

Look I even threw in some kind of berry plant.

Tuula loves to garden.

Time to start the painting.

I used a liner brush and white paint to highlight.

Next I added some cinnamon paint to add depth.

I added some details to the painting - like an eye for the bird.

Eyeless birds are so pathetic.

An inset shot of the berries.

The light kept changing because of storms making the color of the photos wonky.

At least that's my story.

A blue bird on a pink table styled with baskets, vintage linens, and a kitty.

Let's take a closer look.

All finished.

Hey, wait a minute.

Where's the real cat?

Miss Peepers says all this blogging nonsense is tough business.

She's taking a kitty nap in the sun.

I think I'll join her.

See y'all!

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  1. Ms Peepers is a doll baby! Is she as sweet as she seems in her pics?

  2. That is so cute - love the little bird.

  3. Love your kitty!! Love how the table came out too! I haven't stenciled in years and this inspires me!

  4. How cute ,the kitty taking a nap

    you did on the table I use to use stencils a lot ,even stenciled a window in the studio

  5. You did a great job on that table, sweet painted bird. Love it all finished and accessorized. Funny, I had that table with it's original wood finish and painted it red for my porch. Love sweet Ms. Peepers and I'm all for an afternoon nap. :)

  6. Ahhh, I so hope I come back as a cat in my next life. I really need to keep your stencilling technique in mind for my painting projects. I like all the extra's you add to make it special. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.


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