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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 White, Black, Ceramcoat Select Satin – True Turquoise, and Ceramcoat Select Satin – harvest Gold


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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31 Comments. Leave new

  • 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!

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  • 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~

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    • I_AM_Angela_East
      December 24, 2015 11:05 am

      Hi Dehiliaa!!! I am so glad I could inspire you to create something fabulous with your table. I would love to see a picture of it. It sounds amazing. Do you have Instagram? I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 🙂

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  • This came out so nice! You have patience girl! I am so bad at painting, you put in so much detail-love it!

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    • I_AM_Angela_East
      February 22, 2016 10:14 pm

      Hey Carli! Thanks for stopping by. Girl yes, I enjoy painting. I get lost in thoughts and next thing you know, it’s done. Thank you so much. I want to do a few more of these pieces. Have a blessed day. 🙂

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  • 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.

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    • I_AM_Angela_East
      April 28, 2017 9:46 am

      Hi Maria! Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it. What do you think you will try this pattern on? A table like me or another item? It looks good on smaller items too if you want to test the waters? I was thinking about recreating it on the clear chargers you can get from the Dollar Tree. Please share pics of whatever you decide. 🙂

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  • Thanks so much for the step by step. I especially appreciate the technique you use for the checks on the table leg (?). I always wondered how to get the checks progressively larger as the piece gets larger. Now I know. Will be using this technique on a table I am painting . Thanks again.

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  • Love it! Thank you for the great step by step. The painters tape up the leg was an awesome hack. I would have been trying to measure spacing or something stupid like that! Thanks again!

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  • What a great table you made the old one into! Love it!

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  • The table is so beautiful! Don’t ask me why I could look at McKenzie Childs for hours. I need to buy painter’s tape!

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    • Angela East
      May 3, 2018 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much. I completely understand, and you’re not alone. I even painted a niche in my home with the check pattern. ☺️

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  • I adore your talent and creativity… I, too, am awestruck with McKenzie Childs designs.. Great tips on the table video… I have a ton of things to transform.. I , so appreciate your video.. extremely helpful!!!

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  • Cathy Augros
    May 7, 2018 3:44 pm

    Wow! That is gorgeous! Well done!

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  • Gayle Ritter
    June 1, 2018 12:00 am

    I have done some of these MC pieces and I know what is involved! What a great job you did, especially when it comes to graduating those squares from small to large on the pedestal. I did a hutch and it took me almost a month. I also really like MC pieces but agree that it best in small doses. Very creative, you’ll love it for years!! Most of my dining room is centered around the colors in my hutch. Great fun. I loved your video.

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    • Angela East
      June 1, 2018 11:19 am

      Oh wow!!! I can imagine how detailed the hutch would have to be. I bet it’s beautiful. I absolutely love how Whimsical MC items are. Do you have a link where I can check out your hutch?

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  • Any possibility you sell a table like this one?
    I am a complete incompetent when it comes to making anything even remotely like this adorable one!

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  • Most FABOLOUSstep by step instructions! Thank you so much for taking the time to put your beautiful work on Pintrist. I now have the inspiration and know-how to start on that table I’ve been fretting over!

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  • Hello! This is beautiful!
    Can you provide exact paint color names …photo is hard to read. Thank you!!

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    • Angela East
      July 14, 2019 4:32 pm

      White, Black, Ceramcoat Select Satin – True Turquoise, and Ceramcoat Select Satin – harvest Gold

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  • sharon kotchkowski
    April 16, 2019 9:59 am

    This is beautiful and you make it look so easy. Thanks for showing how to use the painter’s tape… is it hard to get the tape on straight? any tips for that? Thanks for sharing your awesome taletnt!

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    • Angela East
      July 14, 2019 2:55 pm

      I used a ruler first to mark lines, the lined up the painter’s tape with the lines. That made it a lot easier.

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  • The best instruction video ever! Thank you! I cannot stand long, super detailed, stating the obvious and re-stating the obvious about 100 times wasting our time DIY videos. Your video is the best! Straight forward, short but informative. It shows all the explanation needed! Absolutely perfect!!!

    Reply

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