Wednesday, August 17, 2011

postage table

Here is a table I picked up a few weeks ago...it was waiting in the garage with all my other JUNK, errr, I mean stuff, that I needed for my projects. When I started it I got so INSPIRED..:) that I forgot to take the BEFORE picture. It was just a plain oak table. The top had previously had little spindles around the top but those were gone when I bought it at Goodwill, so I just used wood filler and primed the heck out of the table.
Once it was done being primed I painted it in a satin gray paint.

Then I went to my trusty GRAPHICS FAIRY and got the fabulous postage graphic.

I used transfer to get the image onto the table, and then painted it on.


Then I distressed and lacquered the table.
I just love how it turned out.

http://www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com/  featured my table. Make sure you stop by and tell her I sent you.

Have a beautiful day!!!

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19 comments:

Betsy (BB) said...

I love this! You did a great job on your graphic!

Sandy said...

Great idea. You've inspired me to do something with my little table aside from painting it.

Deborah March said...

YUM! LOVE it! You turned a "ho hum" table into a WOW table!!

Deborah March said...

Just a wee suggestion...if you turn off word verification, others might be more likely to leave comments...;)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute! i need to try one of these! :)

Anonymous said...

Nicely done!! I love it when I find furniture thrifting! Found you via 36th Avenue linky party and have become your newest follower. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment.
Tootles, Kathryn
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/dining-room-new-paint.html

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is great! So did you just use carbon paper to transfer the image? Or is that what you mean by transfer paper?

art is beauty said...

Lauren, Yes one in same...sorry...I always just call it transfer paper...:)

Lucy Designs said...

so cool!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

That looks great! I'm glad Lauren asked about the transfer paper....I had the same question! That's a great idea to use carbon paper. I need to learn how to use graphics fairy. Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

You did such a nice job resulting in a lovely transformation!

Becca said...

Love it so much! I've been "itching" to do a postal table ... just might have to! I love the color you chose and how you then distressed it! Graphics Fairy is amazing, isn't it? Thanks for sharing. *Becca* (new follower)

www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

Sommer said...

I have seen this graphic being use all over lately! I just put it on a dresser I sold last weekend. I love it so much. I use a different method of transfer. Just scribble all over the back of the image with a pencil and lay it on your piece then trace over the image front with a ball point pen and voila you leave the lead print on your wood =) Please stop by and share this at my VIP party today... http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-24.html

Darla said...

Very nice results!

Lindsay said...

This is so fun, such a unique piece! You are really talented!

Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So cute- I love how it came out! Thanks so much for linking your projects up at Feathered Nest Friday :)

pageonpaper said...

Great project!

~Iffy~ @ StayAtHomeNation said...

You are in My Stay At Home Nation Spotlight this week! Thanks for linking this up & I can't wait to see what you share this week at My favorite Things Friday Link Party! Anything Goes this week so be sure to stop by!
XoXo
~Iffy~
www.StayAtHomeNation.blogspot.com

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

I just love how it turned out too! So beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this at Fab Friday. Please do come back next week!

Warmly, Michelle