This was another idea I pinned from Pinterest here and I love the fresh summer look of the table with just the soft blue lines against the white background in a grain sack pattern. I may eventually use the same technique on the chair seats but for now I'm happy with just the table sporting the grain sack look.
Here is how I did it...
First I primed and painted the top of the table in a soft white, nothing remarkable about this part of the project. The pinner used AS paints, I just used regular paint from Lowes.
Next I broke out the frog tape to start laying out my pattern. I started with a large strip in the center and they just worked my way out just randomly using different size lines. There was no math involved in this project just what looked pleasing to the eye.
I've found the best way to insure that you have razor sharp lines when using tape is to go back over the tape with a light coat of your base paint after you have determined your pattern. This seals the tape and if there is any bleed through its unnoticeable, this only need be a very light application. You will have perfect lines every time. Remember to remove the tape as soon as you are finished so that the paint layers don't adhere the tape to the project.
Well I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the blue lines that made up the grain sack effect but sometimes I just get in such a big hurry with a project I forget and since I'm not a class A photographer sometimes its just better that way. After the paint was dry I used a couple of coats of clear wax to protect the tabletop.
So this was just a simple project that took about half and hour. This completes my porch table and chair project at least for now. I do have two other pieces on the porch that need attention and now have to decide if I want to continue with a similar pattern or head in another direction.