Sunday, April 14, 2013

Crazy for Houndstooth

Perhaps it's the math teacher in me.  I love a good geometric pattern.  Houndstooth especially!  I've got more than one piece of houndstooth in my wardrobe and decided it was time to add some to my furniture collection!

I got a great little table at an estate sale recently.  It was already painted turquoise!  Score!  But the top had water damage and the veneer was buckling.  So we stripped off the top layer and I painted the top white.

I used my Silhouette to cut a houndstooth stencil.

My original plan was to paint the houndstooth black and white but I decided to go for a softer look and used Paris Gray.

I just love pulling the stencil off to reveal the pattern!

Two coats of clear wax later it was ready to show off.

I think the gray was the perfect color choice!

She's gone to the shop this week.

Such a pretty pattern, don't you think?

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Art and Sand said...

What is the color of the rest of the table? I have a little table in the garden that needs a makeover and I have been thinking about that shade.

Your houndstooth turned out great.

Susan D said...

Houndstooth is awesome! I love how you do the contrast so the turquoise base with b&w (or grey) top pattern.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a great design and a pretty color combination!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Darling little table. Come by today anf grab my starfish featured button for your blog. I featured your cute chalkboards from last week at my party.


The Project Palace said...

Stopping over from the Mod Vintage Life link party! Love Love Love the houndstooth!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Unique and special. Hounds tooth is a timeless pattern. Love the Paris Grey. Stoppin' by from Tweak it Tues. Have a great week!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Love it! I almost bought a houndstooth stencil online yesterday, but opted for the diamond pattern instead. After seeing how pretty yours turned out, I'll be ordering the houndstooth tomorrow! :)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

PS...Now following you!

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Wow! I'd say it is amazing. Thank you for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

Krista thehappyhousie said...

What a fun pattern and a gorgeous little table now!
Krista @thehappyhousie

Kammy Wielenga said...

awesome! I need to get my stencil-loving self a houndstooth design... :)

Cher-Ann Texter said...

The table looks gorgeous! Found you through My Repurposed Life's Catch as Catch Can 118...

Cher @ Designs by Studio C

Ann vonBehrens said...

It looks amazing! Great job, not sure I would tackle that,but glad you did.

Judy K said...

I love the houndstooth! I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.