I'm No Jackson Pollock

6.20.2011

Another layer for the party on my deck is ready. I thought I would create a cute topper for the table that the refreshments will be displayed on. This was such an easy project and I love the way it turned out.
First I washed the drop cloth and then assembled my paints in a work area on the driveway. Then I just used a separate paint stir stick with each can of paint. I dipped the stick in one color at a time and then just slung it or let it drip on the cloth till I had the look I wanted. Easy peasy.

I'm not Pollock, but close. Maybe I have a future as an abstract artist. Not!

I used paints I had on hand so the only cost was the five dollar small drop cloth.













Almost forgot the blue I used. I did buy this sample size of Glidden for the blue.

More of the deck reveal tomorrow night for the party.

Hope you will join us for the summer blog party this week. I am joining Kristin at  Uncommon Slice of Suburbia to share our drop cloth projects. There are prizes all week for those who join so get those projects done and link them up to this huge blog party.




 Also joining A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday since this is a table topper.
 I don't want to miss Marty's party.
Adding this paint project to Debbie's  party, too.

Come back tomorrow night for the summer decks and porches party!!
Old or new posts are welcome and this is in place of the regular Wow Us Wednesdays party.
We will get back to that party next week.

Sorry I have been absent commenting. We got in late last night and I did not take the laptop with me. Trying to catch up plus doing laundry and still getting ready for the party tomorrow night.

See ya!

6-28-11 joining the how to party at The Lettered Cottage

44 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Love the paint splatter, and using up paint you had already! Perfect!

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  2. I think it's fun! Love the colors you chose!! Perfect for a summer party!

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  3. Really cute. Kim! Love the topper!

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  4. How fun! Love all those colors too Kim.

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  5. Cute! I love it. When I was a tween I got to do that to two of bedroom walls. The walls were peach and I splattered white onto it. Looked cool! Great idea for a table cloth Kim. : ) ~Catie

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  6. What a fun idea! Love all the colors, it will go with anything!
    Debbie

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  7. CUTE, Kim ... what a great idea and fun project, to boot !! Love it.

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  8. Kim, Cute and fun idea. Did you cut the drop cloth and hem it or did you have the right size? It looks like a curcular shape.
    Great colors, too.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  9. I think Jackson Pollock has a new competitor to his works!! ;)

    Seriously, Kim, this looks so fun and festive! I just love it. Looks like a party waiting to happen! You are so good at making things come to life! blessings ~ tanna

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  10. Not only cute, but a FUN project and something I could even do!!

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  11. that is so cute, I can picture doing them in different colors too, like pink and orange. I just got in from the yard., i have been working to be able to link up...almost there!

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  12. What a wonderful idea! I love how fun it is...
    xo
    Penny

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  13. "Sew Simple" -- heehee, but totally adorable. Really, I think you may have a "calling!"

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  14. Kim this totally reminds me of confetti for some reason and confetti means a party is about to ensue!! Fun project! Kathysue

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  15. Kim it's very cute.. it goes good with the chair I'm having a blast with the whole party thing...

    Pattie

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  16. Kim, this looks great! What a clever idea. Jackson would be proud of you! ;-)
    I've been intending to pick up a drop cloth. This just might push me forward. ~ Sarah

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  17. Hi Kim,
    That is a fun tablecloth! I think I could get into spattering paint....love the colors.
    Jane

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  18. This is so so cute. Love it.

    I wanted to join all the parties but, too many all at the same time. I do have my post up for your party, tho. Will link when Mr. Linky gets home. :))
    I had a kids thing ready for the Picket Fence, not realizing it was today..I can't get them all posted..bwaaaaa....
    I'm trying to work on ONE post for all the rest...not sure I can.
    Having a house full of company today, all day tomorrow...BWWWWWAAAAAA.Let me whine a little. :)))

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  19. I am getting pretty excited about seeing your porch makeover. I will probably have to wait until the fall porch party :) With everything going on at my house this spring my outside area was severely neglected!

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  20. I think you could pass for Jackson, I love it. What a great idea to use up paint you have. I think I have a drop cloth that already looks like this. lol Love the idea. Can't wait to see the deck all dressed. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Well if anyboby has paint you do! This looks wonderful! Very well done.

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  22. SUPER CUTE Kim!! Can't wait for the whole reveal! Martina

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  23. I love this idea Kim! Something like this would work great for the lake deck, when we use the long folding table out there, during summer. Will keep this in mind.

    I didn't get our porch finished for the party. We worked on the patio Saturday and that is what I wrote about...will be up after midnight tonight. Hope that is okay for the party.

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  24. love it! It reminds me of a jawbreaker :)

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  25. I love it! This was such a creative idea. Why didn't I think of it?

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  26. What a very cute idea! Economical too! This table covering has fun written... or abstracted... literally all over it!
    Yvonne

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  27. Such a cute idea! Can't wait to see it all decked out with drinks.

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  28. Hi Kim, I know I already commented on this post, but I am trying out my new setting. let me know if it works!! xo Kathysue

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  29. Such a cute topper! When my child was a little girl, we did her bedroom walls using that same technique. She had a red bed frame and primary color bedding. It was so cute.

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  30. Kim,

    I love your tablecloth. My kids will have a blast helping me make one. It's such a cute idea!

    Thanks,
    Dee

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  31. How ingenius is that? I love it!

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  33. Now this is a fun paint project!! My son would love this one Kim!

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  34. Cute project, Kim. It makes me think of that pattern on painter's pants back in the 70"s/80's. What a fun project for an older child too! xo Diana

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  35. This looks like fun!!!!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  36. Another cute doable project here!

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  37. Love this Kim. As a preschool teacher, this one is right up my alley. :)

    Crystal

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  38. Hi Kim, That's so creative!! I love it. I would have never thought of that.I can't wait to see your deck all decked out.

    Kathy

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  39. Love this for summer, how fun!

    Megan

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  40. Hi Kim...

    What a GRAND idea! I love all the bright "squiggles" of color on the table topper! It looks awesome and I bet you had such fun making it! Hehe! I can't wait to see your finished porch and table, my friend!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  41. PERFECT!!
    I love it!!!
    Great colors! I love that green!

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  42. Great idea! Turned out great. Ginger :)

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  43. What a neat idea!! Adorable!! I love your blog!
    Happy 4th!
    xoxo
    Jeri

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