Hey, hey! I hope you guys had a fabulous weekend. This has to be the easiest DIY project I’ve completed to date. Unfortunately, I took the long road and some sweaty work to get there. You’re not following me (because you have a brain), so let me start over.
The Plans for the Living Room console table call for a color change to the tiles.
There’s nothing wrong with them, but the terracotta doesn’t flow with the room. I’m trying to reign in the color palette, and burnt orange just isn’t part of it.
Switching out the lamps only made the tiles look more rustic.
So I went after them like I do everything else….with paint! I was thrilled to find that the tiles just popped right out, so I parked myself in the only shady spot outside, and spray painted them Krylon Dover White. It was 106-degrees outside. I carried them in only to discover that the white was too stark.
It was back outside to
Africa spray them again with Rustoleum Heirloom White. I think my bad attitude and swearing (did I mention it was hotter than a tick on a camel’s ass?) found their way on to my paint job.
Not pretty, unless a blotchy mess is what you’re going for. I wasn’t. The table sat like this for over a week while I
tried to figure out my next step.
Then in a moment of
duh! genius, I realized that they were simply 12″ x 12″ tiles that could just be replaced. Really, nothing gets past me. I trotted down to Home Depot and gazed at all my glorious tile options! Since I only needed four, I splurged and went for the marble tiles. Okay, they weren’t exactly high-dollar at $5 a pop, but now I’ve got a lovely marble top table for $20! (Plus a few cans of spray paint.)
Painting my old tiles only resulted in removing the depth and texture. I love the movement of the marble and the natural element they bring to the room.
At night you can definitely see the warmth of the marble, and it adds such a richness to the table.
Had I thought of replacing them first, this project would have been the simplest yet. But where’s the fun in that, right? So what do you think of the new table?
And another one bites the dust on the list!