The Tattooed Table

February 12th, 2013 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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Sometimes some things need a lot of TLC.  
In the beginning ... there was a roughed up, but leggy little beauty sitting in my work room ... clearly shouting for love!
Next step - pick the design you want to use and beginning drawing it on your surface. I recommend using charcoal to draw with. It erases easily!!! For those @#@# OOPS moments!
here it is after the total burn step.
Now for adding the depth and shading. I chose to use an abony stain here. A few layers later and she was ready for a top coat.
Now for the top coats of colour. I chose a translucent red :) It allowed the staining process to show through nicely.
I then chose to paint the background black, to allow the design to pop better. I was all over trying blues and whites, but thought - lesss colour and neautral background will allow it to match a wider span of customer homes and decor.
Inspect everything close up to make sure you have no more oopsy spots before sealing it.
another close up shot for inspection
And then of course, the final product. Im currently trying to decide of  ot should remain a table of go up on the wall as a HUGE piece of wall  art. hmmmm.
The finished table with legs and the option to do them in black.
Sometimes some things need a lot of TLC.  

Sometimes some things need a lot of TLC.  

I wanted to push my artistic side to the ultimate challenge. Something that incorporated a lot of the things I enjoy - refinishing, burning, staining, painting and "testing". I figured, I might as well go all out on the design, why not? And after a lot of hmmmming and hawwwwing the design was chosen, then created, then the process began! 

Pattern or design used: My own design - The tattooed Table - Koi Fish Creation
posted in: member junk, tabletop, wood, artwork, furniture, funky, fun, family room, kitchen, black, dining room, modern, table, study, sunroom, great room, red, game room, paint

Comments (5)

Beverley writes: Great job with the painting. Absolutely beautiful one of a kind piece. Posted: 5:45 pm on September 10th
OoLaLaFrenchGirl writes: This is amazing! I am inspired. Posted: 7:31 am on February 27th
TinTinJunkFan writes: I love the idea of tattooed furniture. This is quite something! Posted: 1:13 pm on February 20th
gadgetsponge writes: Jasmin, Jasmin, Jasmin. Just when I think you've hit the ceiling of creativity that's possible, you break right through it again. This piece is amazing! I think you should do a whole series of tables/furniture. Posted: 10:42 am on February 15th
georgiamoon writes: Are you KIDDING me? Whoa...that's all I can say.
Georgia Posted: 6:58 am on February 13th
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