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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37 comments:

Myszka said...

Well done, I like it!

Kathryn said...

Wow! It looks amazing. I'm a new follower... and just love your projects. Can I ask what you used to sand the top with - was it by hand or did you use a sander?

art is beauty said...

Kathryn, I just used a FINISH sanding block. you can buy them at your local hardware store. Or you could use 200 grit sandpaper and hand sand it.
Thanks for following. Can't wait to check out your blog.
Karin

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, I love it. I have not yet tackled the graphic designs on furniture or fabric, but I so want to. Thanks for sharing and the great idea. Karie

Mallory said...

Looks great! I love how you made it look worn.

Ashley J said...

This is so darling! I need to find a table like this for my sewing!!! I would love it if you would link this up to my link party starting tonight! http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com/2011/08/ta-da-tuesday-link-party-1.html

xoxo, Ashley J @ mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so cute! i absolutely LOVE that color- it's gorgeous!

Twice Nice said...

Such a pretty color! Love the graphic!

Emily said...

Beautiful!
Emily
domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

Debbie said...
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Flower Child Designs said...

Really pretty!

Kellie said...

What a score! I love the graphic you put on it. I'm considering doing something like that on my dining room table.

goddessof4 said...

I love it!!! The color is beautiful!!!!!

Kahli said...

Oh wow I love it! That color is just gorgeous! Found you on the 733 link park party.

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

Beautiful perfect aqua color and I love the use of graphics.

Robin said...

I love this and I would love to see you link it up to Upcycled Awesome (we are also doing stashbusting projects :)

http://tinyurl.com/upcycled59

Pamma said...

Very, very nice. Just love it!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

She's so pretty! Fantastic job. Found you via A Glimpse Inside. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-do-you-see.html

Cindy said...

Your table is a one of a kind now, it's super cute now! I love the color!
Hugs, Cindy

Miss Gracie's House said...

Love the color and Love the graphics!
Rene

Joselyn said...

The color is gorgeous but the graphic really makes the table.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful job-such a pretty color!

Carolyn

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love it!!! Great job!

Mary said...

Please help a newbie get that gorgeous effect:
Once I download from the Graphic's Fairy onto my computer, I'm lost...
Did you just print it out the right size (how? my paper size is just 8 1/2 x 11?)
Use carbon paper or ??? to transfer the design before you hand-painted in the lettering?

I hope you can lead me in the right direction.
Mary at blukazam@yahoo.com

michele said...

Visiting from miss mustard seed’s party, and love this! Come visit me anytime!
michele

Prissyville said...

Visiting via Redoux's Link Party. I admire you all that are patient enough to paint those graphics. They always turn out so nice!

pipigirl said...

all i can say is OHHH MYYY. simply unbelieveable job.....

art is beauty said...

thanks so much all of you!! you guys are the best!!! I really love this table as I end up loving all the furniture I redo. Gonna be another one that is hard to let go...:)

art is beauty said...

To Mary, you are a no comment reply blogger, so I could not email you to answer you question. What I do is once I print off my graphic, I use my scanner/copier, which is part of my printer and enlarge the graphic, I usually end up having to tape the papers together. Then I use carbon paper to transfer the image. I hope this helps...any more questions and you can e-mail me again..Thanks for stopping by.....Karin

Little Moos and My Creative Pink. said...

Love this color! Can you tell me how you got the design onto the table? Did you trace the front of the design onto the carbon paper and what did you use to do that? It is beautiful!

Heather said...

That is a beauty! Very nice job.

Pamela said...

It turned out just lovely!! I know it took a ton of time but it is always nice when something comes out just the way we wanted it too!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Cowgirl Crafter said...

I love, love, love your table!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the color!!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Good Time Charlie said...

I love the color and this turned out so beautiful!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I love this, the color and the graphic are beautiful! This is going to be featured on the next scrappy saturdays so come check it out, grab a sticker and link up any more of you great projects :)