Wednesday, July 27, 2011

French drop leaf table



Here is the story of an UGLY table that I turned into a French dream!!!
Look at the bottom..someone had nicely cut out a piece of chipboard and screwed it
underneath to give a nice (I hope you are catching the SARCASM)
bottom shelf. They didn't even finish it..They left the shelf as chipboard.
I felt so sad for this table.


I could see the diamond in the rough. I got out the screwdriver
and took off the LOVELY shelf. :)
I could see the improvement already.


Now I don't know what they used to protect the top on this table, but I
think it was a combination of shellac, wax, and maybe a thin layer
of bubble gum. It was awful!!
I sanded with 60 grit in 90 degree heat and that stuff was not coming off.
It was there to stay. Plus when they finished it there were HUGE
drips over the edge that were like pieces of plastic.
So on to plan B.


I primed the WHOLE table!!
and painted with a nice graphic from none other than
The Graphics Fairy



I glazed and distressed the top and here she is in all her glory!!!


I think she turned out B.E.A.U.T.F.U.L.



"A little powder, a little paint, makes a woman what she ain't"
(that's for my sister...she loves when I get sayings that are stuck in my head
stuck in hers...:)))))
Have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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43 comments:

Lena Guenther said...

She is gorgeous! Love the color:-)

stacy said...

ha, it's true about the sayings, but remember that one is the one ciara gets stuck in her head...she hates you for that one, lol...i'll have to have her read this now. :)

art is beauty said...

Stacy, Make sure SHE reads it..:)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks beautiful! this table was just perfect for that graphic!

art is beauty said...

Thanks so much Cassie..I thought it would be perfect too..:)

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

The graphic looks so cute on the table. Great transformation!

Lydia said...

It was just an ugly duckling, now it's a beautiful swan! You did such a great job!!!!

art is beauty said...

thanks so much ladies...much better don't you agree...:)

Nancy StylenDecorDeals said...

Love it!
Amazing job!
nancy

Ellie said...

It's so cute now! Great job!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

How did you add the graphics??

art is beauty said...

Sorry, I guess I forgot that part..:) I was very tired...This time I heard about transfer paper and used that from a printout off of my computer..:)

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

That's a great looking table - such a fabulous transformation! Linking over from Saved by Suzy's house party..hope you will check out my post, too!
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Kristen said...

so cute!!

Eileen said...

This is such a gorgeous piece now. How did you get the writing on it? I love it.

vikki said...

Really nice. I passed up a similar table since I promised my husband I wouldn't buy any more until I had cleared out what I have in the garage. Now I wished I had grabbed it. Good job.

art is beauty said...

Thanks everyone...I guess I forgot to mention that I printed off the graphic and and used transfer paper to draw on the table and then painted it in.

Ginger said...

Love this too! I would want to keep all this stuff! you have been cranking stuff out! Wow! I want to see awhile table pic. Can you add one? Is the table bluish?

Ginger said...

One more thing out of curiosity...adding to the value of this whole thing. How much did you buy the table for? How long did you work on it?

Again...love it! You are so talented!

Amanda said...

Very nice makeover! So very lovely!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Miss Char said...

She looks like she's smiling with her new makeover. Great transformation, thanks for sharing.

Jessica Nicely said...

Hi! I'm visiting you from Night Owl Crafting and just wanted to say I LOVE this table!!! :)

Kim said...

Love it! I'm going to try something similar on a piece that's been sitting in my garage. Yours turned out awesome! I love your blog too. I'm a new follower. Pop over for a visit sometime!
xoxo,
Kim

WhyCuzICan said...

Very nice! Good eye you had- nice redo/ nice table :)

Thanks for sharing!
Visiting from My Romantic Home Linky Party today,
~Suzanne in Illinois

art is beauty said...

Thanks so much ladies!! You all are the best!!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Absolutely stunning! Don't you love The Graphic Fairy? I used that same graphic on a much smaller project. I love your table!

Kristy said...

I have table just like your orginal totally blah, love how you changed it!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Nice!Great transformation!

Honey at 2805 said...

She is indeed a beauty!

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At The Picket Fence said...

That looks so gorgeous! You did a great job and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Anonymous said...

I think it looks great, love the graphic! Thanks for linking up!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my BFF Link Party Wrap Up. Grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like :)

Anonymous said...

Great job! I love it!
I'm your newest follower! :)

Cherished Bliss said...

Great job!! Thanks for linking up this week to Craft and Tell!

Ashley
www.cherishedbliss.com

Anonymous said...

That's amazing! Its so gorgeous! Congrats on a great project!

Nancy said...

Absolutely Amazing!! I need to learn how to paint graphics like that, yours is fantastic!!

Nancy
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Now that's a sweet restyle! I love it.

HI THERE! said...

Gorgeous finishing job and I love the graphic you chose. I featured it on my facebook page. Thanks again for linking up to The Creative Spark.
Jenn :)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Beautiful restoration! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

andrea said...

SOOOOO beautiful!! Are you selling her or keepin' her? What a gem! I want one! I'm signing on as a follower, hope you will stop by, too!
Andrea @ townandprairie.blogspot.com

art is beauty said...

Andrea, I will be sure to check out your blog, and as for the table, she SOLD yesterday!!! :)
and a big thanks to the rest of you ladies!!

Good Time Charlie said...

This is gorgeous! Next time, just go straight for the toxic stuff and use Jasco stripper. Just be sure to wear your hasmat suit when using it!

Tanya Anurag said...

Wow... you turned it into an absolute beauty :)

Thanks for linking. The party for this week - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner - is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.
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