Sunday, August 21, 2011

French sewing table

SCORE!!!! Found this adorable little table at a thrift store.

I just loved her color and she already had a distressed look to her, so I knew right from the beginning I was NOT
going to paint over her natural distress and patina.

But what I did do, was take a wonderful MAGIC ERASER to the top of the table. I knew I couldn't hurt it
since it had obviously been a used table. But I didn't want to do anything to the top until I
got the old marker spots and food off of it. It worked like a charm.
I then lightly sanded the top.

I then of course went to the wonderful GRAPHICS FAIRY,
and found this great graphic. I had imagined
this table being a great craft or sewing table; and
on her graphics page was this old French graphic with
a sewing loom on it. I was in LOVE!!!!

So I used my carbon paper to get the design down,

and I started painting, and painting and painting.

This is what she was beginning to look like. But I wanted more,
so I sanded the top again and then glazed the top with with a dark glaze.

This is how BEAUTIFUL she turned out. Its like the graphic has been
there the whole time and was worn with the table...
I am so happy how it turned out.
I hope you have a beautiful day.

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