Whimsical Red Harlequin Table

By Triss

I certainly can't boast to any workworking skills, but this is what I came up with using my makita ladysaw & the drill.  It's essentially just a box with some legs & some 1x4's to hold the legs together at the bottom so it doesn't splay out like a baby giraffe. 

 Simple wood construct, some trim, woodglue, little finishing nails to attach the trim pieces & a descent amount of woodfiller to fix my shanty-town carpentry.  Oh.. & my orbital sander bc I can't cut wood worth a crap nor built anything worth a crap so I had to sand everything to even it out. 

I basecoated it all in Dark Chocolate milkpaint. After that was dry, I measured out the harlequin design.  Each harlequin piece I do is custom measured to fit the size of the piece.  So after a couple of hours have passed,  its time to tape every-other diamond off.  Then crackle & GF antique white paint is applied.  That process is repeated & then the other diamonds are done in Holiday Red. 

Stripes are measured out... crackle.. paint & alternate colors.  When I finished this detail I popped in some gold highlights & then toned it all down with the GF Burnt Umber Glaze effects.  To protect the artwork, I topcoated it with GF high performance satin topcoat. 

I built it at 3 feet tall so it makes a great serving piece to stand at, a make-shift island, hot-cocoa stand, cocktail or dessert serving, or even something on the patio for entertaining.  

Products Used

GF Dark chocolate milk paint
GF Burnt Umber glaze effects
GF Antique White milk paint
GF holiday red milk paint
GF high performance topcoat in Satin

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