Drop Leaf Table in Mint Condition!

Do you love ice-cream colors?

I quickly ran through an antique mall recently (really had NO business being there, y’all!), and I noticed a mint green dresser with chippy paint.

major swoon…

You may ask why I didn’t take pictures. Here’s why: I was in a hurry, and I was swooning all over the place.

Who can sort one swoon from another on such short notice?

It was much later, after my mind kept flashing that dresser in front of my eyes throughout the week, that I suddenly had a vision for this table HH found for me on Craig’s list a couple of months ago. (He earned major brownie points!)

Craig's List Table BEFORE

There’s no bracket under each leaf to hold them up, but I can always add them later if needed.

Craig's List Table BEFORE

For now, I plan to use it on a porch.

I painted the legs and skirting under the table top first – two coats of a mint color.

Painting Under Side of Table and Legs

I mixed from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Pure White and Antibes Green.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paints

I wasn’t sure if I wanted the top to be the same as the legs, but this picture assured me to go ahead with mint green all over.

Table with Painted Legs

Do you like mint green? I love it on furniture!

Mint Green Painted Table

I couldn’t have been more pleased with the color. I painted the final coat on the table top while on Periscope last week.

Painted Table in Mint Color

And, then the striping detail was added while on Periscope two days later.

ASCP Supplies for Mint Table Deco

Somehow, I made a video on my camera while my Periscope was filming the taping and striping technique. So, I made an improved version of the original on Katch.me – and definitely better than last week’s spring wreath video fiasco. :-/

Here are the close-up pictures I promised.

Measuring for taping….

Measuring and Taping

Details about taping for stripes…

Taping Details

Removing center stripe guide tape….

Removing Center Stripe Guide Tape

Have I put you in the mood to paint a table in mint?

Drop Leaf Minted Table

Will yours be with stripes, or without?


125 px Signature


    • says

      Thank you! This was such a quick and easy project, which always get me motivated! I hope your room project is coming along nicely this weekend.