DIY Mackenzie Childs Inspired Accent Table Makeover

DIY Mackenzie Childs Inspired Accent Table Makeover

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Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY | Alice in Wonderland |Home Decor |Baroque Interior |Glam interior | Black and White Furniture | DIY Home Decor | DIY Furniture



I found this table on Craig’s List. It was being sold for $40 and I thought, nice price let’s go check it out. Upon arrival, I must have looked hesitant because the guy dropped the price to $20. And as tempting as that sounded, I’d decided to pass.

Then I hear this magical word echo out.

FREE frEE free!!!!

Excuse me Sir, did you say, FREE? But of course I’ll take this table that I drove 20+ miles to see, FOR FREE. I mean what type of person would I be if I couldn’t do you this solid and take it off of your hands.

And off we went. My table and I.

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Say hello to my “FREE” little brown table

So, here sits my free table. Isn’t it a beaut? I always had plans on doing something with it, just wasn’t sure what. It just so happens, I was invited to join a YouTUBE collaboration that required we make over or update an item that was given to us for free and I thought, PERFECT! What better choice than this table.

As I combed through Pinterest looking for inspiration, Mackenzie Childs kept circling my mind. I had planned on doing another project with the whimsical pattern and hadn’t yet. So, I decided to do an Mackenzie Childs inspired piece.

So, without further ado, please continue scrolling for the photo step-through. And enjoy.

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Disassemble table

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Lightly sand all pieces that will be painted

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Here are the paint supplies that I used

 


Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I spray painted the base black

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

…and the other pieces white

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

So, to breakup the pattern I decided to split this section in half using a white color pencil

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Then I draw vertical lines to create squares. These are about 1/2in apart.

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

and it looks like this

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Ok, so I squirt out a little of each of my paint colors. I’m using Black and White of course. But also blue and tan.

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I place white on my brush. Then dab the corners of the brush in either the blue or tan. Or both. Sometimes I dab my corners in the black. This creates the streaks of color you find on Mackenzie Childs pieces.

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Then I apply the paint like so

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I add more paint to my brush as needed

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

And end up with this

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Now with my black paint. I go through and cleanup or sharpen my lines.

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I dip a round sponge brush in gold paint and create polka-dots on top of the base

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

The bottom of the leg, I just painted long vertical strips with my black paint

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

and my white paint. The white paint I add a little black to the corner of my paint brush

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I place painter’s tape around the leg

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Trace the edge of the tape with a pencil

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Then peel it off to reveal my horizontal lines.

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Until I get this

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Then I place the tape vertically

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

like so…

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Trace again

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

and I end up with some pretty cool squares. I make adjustments with my pencil at the bottom as needed

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Then I fill every other square with black

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I also come back and fill the other squares with the white paint I have. The color was more of a cream instead of the stark white you see here.

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I use the same gold paint from the polka-dots and paint around this beveled section.

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I also paint a gold trim around the base to separate the checks from the polka-dots.

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I follow the same steps that I used on the leg on the table top

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I paint the edge of the table black

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

and finish it with a gold trim. If you are wondering, I’m using a popsicle stick to apply the gold paint

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

Here you have the finished piece

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

 

Mackenzie Childs inspired accent table - DIY #homedecor #baroqueinterior #glam with Angela East at angelaeast.com

I sprayed my table with a sealer for longevity

I hope you’ve enjoyed this step-through. What do you think about Mackenzie Childs design? She has the whole Alice in Wonderland in the bag, doesn’t she? I personally like her pieces. I could and would place this unique look in my home, but only in small quantities. Tell me your thoughts below.

Well, I’ve gotta run. I swear I just saw the Madd Hatter!!!! :o) Until next time, take care.

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7 Comments
  • Dehliaa
    Reply

    Congratulations!!Happy Holidays, this table is very creat I’ve and beautiful in 8ts finished stage. You used some wonderful, soft coloring to complete the project t. I, personally love it. I also watched the windowseat creation, and loved it also.With these two pieces, theIr are a variety of ways you can finish them, both petite table and window seat, but can appreciate the airy colors and products used to finish them. Thanks for sharing!

    December 20, 2015 at 10:12 pm
  • Dehliaa
    Reply

    Happy Holidays and thanks for sharing Mackenzie!! I really like the color scheme for this table so much I shared your idea with him and he remembered an old table in our storage shed similiar.

    Before we placed a skirt aroubd the legs to match my sons room and used it as a telephone table. We found it an hour ago and are sanding it down to remove the color and design,and over the next two weeks will reset, paint and add a bit of a trim to it to update and dress it up. I decided to pull the round tip off and look for a square pattern that can be exchanged.

    Your table gave us new ideas for a den or our sons old bedroom we’re up doing together. The piping along the edge looks great on yours in white. Thanks again for your creativity, and design ideas. Dehliaa~

    December 20, 2015 at 10:26 pm
  • This came out so nice! You have patience girl! I am so bad at painting, you put in so much detail-love it!

    February 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm
  • Maria Smith
    Reply

    Ms. Angela i really enjoyed your video. You are so creative. That table looks as if you would have bought it. At one of those very expensive stores. I will have to try it. You make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing your ideas. You have a blessed day as wel.

    April 18, 2017 at 10:11 pm

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