Jazz It Up
By Elizabeth Traub
January 16, 2012
Ever see something that gets you thinking, “ I want to just Jazz It Up”? I tossed a cute table to Goodwill because it was in the way. (I know better than that.) Several months ago I got inspired to Jazz It Up and remember it’s no longer a resident of my garage. Instead I found this dingy table at a yard sale. It was so cheap that I could not pass it up. It became a resident in my garage and well it was time to Jazz It Up.
I had this lovely teacup in my family room. It was a gift from a friend last winter when I was on bed rest. I have never used it for tea. It is so delicate and pretty, and with a house full of kids it may never survive, so I put it on a shelf. One day, while looking at my tea cup I thought, “that would be so cute painted on something.”
Guess what dingy table made the cut…here it is! Dingy is about all you can say about this table, however it has some nice lines to it.
The tasks are a slight sanding, white paint and then throwing on the colors. When I paint, especially when doing my best to duplicate a design, I using a layering technique which makes it really easy to transfer a pattern or design. I start with the lightest colors, and putting those lighter shapes in place and working up to the darkest colors. I do not put too much pressure on myself for perfection when it comes to painting. I make a bigger mess, sweat more, and give up faster with the pressure of perfection. Loosely, I enjoy the creative task of working with the paints and patterns.
Things are looking up for this table. All I had to do was Jazz It Up with some paint and here you have it.