Fiery Sky – Red Painted Table

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This red painted table is the perfect pop of color in a room!  Since it’s a small side table, it’s not overwhelming, but a bold little accent.

I’m not gonna lie.  This table has been in my basement for years.  Sometimes I get the bug to clean things up and move them out, and this table fell into that category.

printer table before

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Sand Instead of Priming with Silk Paint

As I mentioned, this table had been sitting in my basement for a while, so first I cleaned it really well.  I used White Lightning mixed in a spray bottle for this.

Next, I rinsed the White Lightning with clean water.  This is important for adhesion.

Then I gave it a scuff sand all over with a 220-grit sand paper, and wiped down the dust.  Sanding is a crucial step when using Silk paint.  It’s an easy trade-off, though, because then you can skip priming.

The top had some glue or something stuck to it, so I sanded it a little more aggressively with my orbital sander.

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Silk All-in-One Paint in Fiery Sky

This red painted table features a brand new color from the Silk All-in-One Mineral paint line.  It’s a beautiful deep red called Fiery Sky.

The new Silk colors are desert-inspired, and some of them are bold colors and jewel tones.  This is a departure from the original colors that are all soft and serene.

Here’s the whole desert range:

Silk desert inspired range

The color on the top right is called Morning Sunrise, and it’s the only other one I’ve used so far.  I tried it out on this little plaque with the new Basket weave stencil and the Flower Child transfer.

basket weave stencil

I love Morning Sunrise so much – probably because I love sunrises!

But back to the red painted table project!  It took 2 coats of Fiery Sky for full coverage.  I used a Flat Small synthetic brush to easily get into all the slats and tight spaces.

red painted table wider

Staining and Stenciling the Top

Using an applicator pad, I spread a light layer of Walnut No Pain gel stain across the top.  I let it dry overnight and then added a second coat.

Lastly, I wanted to add something to the top to make this table more unique.  After considering all my options – transfers, decoupage and stencils – I landed on the Mosaic silkscreen stencil.

Using the color Oyster, I stippled it over the self-adhesive stencil with a small brush. It seemed a little stark white, so after it was dry I added a light coat of Voodoo Gel stain in Tobacco Road over the whole top to dull the white and pull it all together.

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Now this cute little accent table is ready to brighten any room.

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