Thursday, July 7, 2011

French Label Dining Table



Do you ever find something and have an idea and get so "GEEKED"
you can hardly stand it?????
That was me with this project.

I found this table at my local Goodwill and knew what it was meant to look like
So I started sanding, and sanding, and sanding.
Notice in some spots I "super" sanded.???
I did this so that when I stained it the stain would really take to those spots


Then before I did anything more to the top, I flipped it over
and primed the heck out of it.



Then I stated painting the bottom with Heirloom White..
(notice my trigger for my spray paint.....Is it possible to love a piece of plastic this much?)



I then stained the top with a provincial stain, since I was going for a French Provincial look
and thanks to
www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com
I found a cool vintage label that I wanted for the top of my table.
Since I don't have any fancy machines like a
Silhouette or Circuit I have to do things free hand.


Luckily my coffee had worn off by then to let my hand be a little more steady.
This is what I ended up with.
Notice the dark spots of stain...It makes it look like an old distressed piece of wood.



Then I got to distressing the base



then finishing off with about a billion coats of Satin polly.
and this is how she turned out....
Isn't she lovely???


I think so....
Have a beautiful day!!!
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42 comments:

Tammy said...

She is lovely! Did you trace the lettering and then paint or just eyeball the wording? Wow!

art is beauty said...

Tammy, I laid the paper down on the table, just like with the knock of coffee table and just took a pen over the top of the paper to trace and kind of pressed a little bit so that when I pulled up the paper there would be a slight indentation. That way when I fee hand paint, I can kind of see the lines where they need to be.

Ticklish Moose said...

Really a great upcycle! Love it :D

LisaWeidknecht said...

I'm a new follower, here from the Thursday hop. I hope you'll follow me back at www.weidknecht.com!

The Revamped Soul said...

I love the way this table turned out, you did a great job! Especially freehanding it! :)

art is beauty said...

Thanks everyone, I will be sure to check out your sites. Thanks so much..I am new at this whole blog thing and am just learning to navigate my way around. I can not believe how kind everyone is. Thanks for the love.
Karin

Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful said...

Looks wonderful! I picked up a coffee table at Goodwill last weekend I'm going to try something like this on. Welcome to blog land!

Karen @ The Quaint Cottage said...

I am planning a similar look on the top of a farmhouse table I'm building this weekend. I hope mine turns out as pretty as yours. Great job.

malia said...

this is pretty amazing! Newest follower from the Thrifty Thursday Blog hop... would love for you to consider following me back xo
Malia

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At The Picket Fence said...

She is absolutely gorgeous and that lettering on top is just perfect! I'm in love with my little spray paint trigger too. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

LivesArt said...

Wonderful!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Brilliant! Love what you did with the top. So clever! And I had to laugh when you said your hand was steady because the coffee had worn off!!

Annie said...

Freehand!!?? Are you kidding me! That looks amazing! I'm very impressed; beautiful job. (Over from the A2D party, btw.) :)

art is beauty said...

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments..You all are just the sweetest things!! :)

Lucy Designs said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous...love how the stain picked up more in areas

art is beauty said...

thanks so much!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

You bet she is lovely. Great job.

Brenda Watts said...

A wonderful transformation...beautiful job !!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Beautiful! I have used the same graphic for a coffee table. It's one of my favorites!

art is beauty said...

Thanks Ladies, I love the graphics fairy....:)

Anonymous said...

That table is absolutely gorgeous! And I know how hard sanding is - I sanded my kitchen cabinets, all 14 of them, four times before painting twice, (to get a distressed look); it was a four weekend project. Very nice job here!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Wow! Did you just paint that without tracing it? It looks fabulous!

art is beauty said...

I did lay the piece of paper on the top and kind of etch into the wood a little, but pretty much just had to use the small indents in the wood as my guide..:)

Karena said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely love this idea and can't wait to find something to do it to.

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Amanda said...

I have draw things too! I don't have the money for the fancy stuff :) excellent job on it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous! i love the rich warm tone of the top!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

So impressed! Did you really freehand that?

art is beauty said...

I laid the paper on top and just kind of used a pen to etch lightly into the wood...so as to at least have a guide to follow. Thank you so much everyone.

Jenna said...

OMG, this is fantastic! Great job!

2027

Erika said...

turned out great!

Ambika said...

Such a charming table! Loved this project of yours!

~Crystal said...

Stunning end result!!! Absolutely LOVE it!!!!

www.crystalspalazzo.blogspot.com/

Jamie said...

Looks Beautiful. I'm having a party today and every Monday at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com Would love for you to stop by and link up your table and any other projects.

MessyMissy said...

AH, I am in love. That freehand on the top, in particular, is fantastic with the stain...you did a great job!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

beautiful table... seems we both share the love of a good paint brush! I'm your newest follower, stop by and visit sometime, tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com
Kim

Mindie Hilton said...

following with gfc and liked you on fb. Thanks for linking to Bacon Time. Nice table, very pretty. Hope to see you soon.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So super charming~ sharing this at tonights party! Thanks for linking up to Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Good Time Charlie said...

This is fantastic! I would never have thought to sand harder in some areas for the stain to take a more "aged" look. That is a great tip, thanks for sharing! -K

Good Time Charlie said...

Hey there! I featured this on my link up party, but you have no email address on your profile! Send me an email and I will send you my "featured" button if you would like it for your blog. Thank you so much for linking up, you are so talented!

Tanya Anurag said...

Nice... you are a pro at it :)

Thanks for linking. The party for this week - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner - is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.
http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

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