Monday, August 13, 2012

French "Maison" Side Table


Is it Monday?  ALREADY?  Is it just me, or do the days just go faster and faster?
I know my whole summer is just zipping by.
But along with all the crazy summer stuff we are trying to cram into
our small window of sunshine, I have still managed to finish a few projects.

Here is a table I had gotten at a Garage Sale for $5.
I was so excited to get a "naked" table...
It was like starting with a blank canvas.

I got out my Dark walnut stain, cause I wanted the table to have some UMPH...
I didn't want any sissy light stain...:)

Once that was dry I gave it a coat of Ce Ce Caldwell's Traverse City Cherry.
(being a Michigan girl...it is one of my Faves)

While the paint was curing I decided I wanted to use a "Graphics Fairy" graphic
and she had just put up this one.................LOVE !!!!!!!!
So I used my Carbon Paper (transfer paper) and just printed off on my printer and traced
it onto my table top. I then used my white Krink paint pen and
started coloring in the lines.

when that was done I free handed a little Fleur de lis and distressed the heck out of the top.

I sealed it with a clear satin finish

waxed and distressed the paint...

and ended up with this!
I am so pleased!! I love the deep red and and dark stain.
Its my rustic little French Side table.
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!!!
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