I am currently living in a studio apartment. Unlike other studios, this one is standardized – every single frigging room in this suite is EXACTLY the same. Same sofa, same bed, same tables. You know how it is. Even the cursed bed sheets are the same color! I have an ex-gf who lives here too and her place is precisely like mine.
Hell, sometimes I get confused whether it’s my place or her place (mine is a bit messier but that’s about it).
I have this side table from my old place that was the only furniture I can lug to my new studio. I just moved less than two weeks ago and I had to use my car to transport fittings. I have a certain attachment to it so I decided to add a dash of personality into my humdrum studio.
It’s a red table and I want it to be colorful so I enlisted the help of friends and we painted the table to make it more personal. I learned a couple of painting tips in the Nippon Paint workshop a while back but she was the one with the artistic vision (and passion) so I left all art direction in her good hands.
The painting of the table involved no less than six (6) different Nippon Paint colors.
Nippon Odourlite Gloss Finish
7032T Gold Shadow
6021P Silent Bliss
1102T Jasmine Leaf
281A Liberty Blue
7083D Autumn Blaze
Nippon Odourlite Matt Finish
OW17 1P Mint Scent
I also had Nippon Paint Color Testers which is very useful for small projects like this. There are thousands of colors to choose from and it’s like a sample can of sorts.
She showed me a picture of what she can do to it and it looked amazing.
This is her awesome concept.
Thus, the painting process begins:
Larger brushes were used for broad strokes…
while finer ones were utilized for detailing.
Of course, having newspapers around avoids spillage, which is a Bad Thing (TM).
She penciled in the details before painting freestyle – steady, surgeon hands. ;)
The tape is used to avoid paint from getting onto the sides.
It doesn’t take long to dry at all if you have sunlight and a nice breeze assisting you.
It’s an awesome design eh? It only took a weekend and the best thing about the project was the fun factor for people who like to paint!
Here’s a closer look at the Pac-table.
I’m lovin’ it. It looks great in my new studio and adds a bit of life to the uniformity (a word I never like) of my apartment. :)
It’s a great classic design (Pacman!) with an Easter Egg of sorts beside it and it really motivates me to write with the HIGH SCORE, GET READY! and the sense of urgency, determination and possibilities it conveys.