Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ballard designs inspired table

I got this great table at; you guessed it.....GOODWILL. Now it has been sitting in my shed for a few months while I waited for inspiration to hit. I loved the legs on it but I didn't know what I wanted to do to the top.

So I started sanding.................

and priming...........

and while I was painting, I had to wait for my air compressor to charge...(its very old and has a small hole so it needs to recharge after a little bit) I walked to my mailbox and the newest Ballards catalog was in it...I opened it and saw a great little armoire, that had legs like mine....whooo hoo...LUCKY DOG!!! You can see the Ballard cabinet HERE. Then I saw this great French canvas thing HERE.  I knew right away what I wanted to do...So I got to finishing painting...

Here she is all painted and waiting......


Then I took my freezer paper and printed off the wonderful Paris address graphic from none other than Karen over at THE GRAPHICS FAIRY (Do you guys have any idea how much I love that site...:))

I would show you better pics, but I only have two hands and I cant lay the paper down and burnish it while taking a picture....:)  I have a hard enough time not smudging..:)
I had to do each line of the address on a separate sheet. Then I found this great Fleur de lis and added that as a little UMPH to the bottom..

distressed her a bit and sprayed her with lacquer when she was dry....OOOH LA LA, I am in love!!!!!!!
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!


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22 comments:

Flower Child Designs said...

That turned out Great!! I can't wait to try your freezer paper transfer trick. Thanks for sharing how to do it!

Junky Vagabond said...

I love this little table! I need to know how the freezer paper trick works - laser or inkjet?

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

That is so pretty! I love all of the pieces you have done with the Graphics Fairy. Do you have a tutorial anywhere on how to do the transfer technique?

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

Wow!!!

Prissyville said...

Simple and gorgeous. You grabbed a great one! I agree with Saved By Suzy...Do you have a tutorial on your freezer paper/transfer technique. This is the first I've ever heard of this way of doing a transfer and like the subtle look of the transfer. I'd love to try it!

art is beauty said...

Prissyville, The freezer paper tutorial is in this post....
http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/09/freezer-paper-transfer-art.html
I hope it helps...
Thank you all for all your wonderful comments
Karin

Pamma said...

Very nice!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Honey at 2805 said...

Great work and the freezer paper trick and tut are terrific. Thanks for sharing!

I'm excited you decided to join Potpourri Friday! You are an asset to making the party a success. I appreciate you and I hope you will make this a weekly stop.

Nan said...

Great table! I'd love to hear more about how you did the freezer paper transfer. Does an inkjet printer work, or does it need to be a printer that uses toner??? There may be others wondering the same thing - if you could answer here on your comment page, we could all learn more! Thanks!

art is beauty said...

Nan. I have the method 2 comments up from yours in the comment form. :) It shows the original post the the freezer paper transfer was in. I used my home printer.
http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/09/freezer-paper-transfer-art.html
I hope it helps...
thanks,
Karin

Nan said...

:/ Thank you Karin! I should have read all the comments carefully! Thanks again!

art is beauty said...

No problem Nan...I hope it helps..:)

Betsy (BB) said...

Great job! I love your table! The graphic is wonderful!

Ellen said...

What a great redo. This table is awesome. Luvin it.
Hugs,
Ellen

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love how simple and understated it is! It's perfect. :)

Mel @ junkinjunky.blogspot.com/ said...

What a fantastic makeover!

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Love this. I have got to figure out freezer paper! It scares me. I have to get over it though, because i love this! Love, Me Thanks for linky up to my Monday Linky Party. See you next Monday too!
www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

HI THERE! said...

Why have I been putting off using freezer paper? Just beautiful! Thanks again for linking up to The Creative Spark!
Jenn :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

another very cool table! you are so talented and i am loving the shape of this one, too with those sweet legs!

Heidiopia said...

I have a sweet little side table that I'm going to paint for my Mom Cave and this detail will be the perfect finishing touch!! Thanks for sharing, Karin!
Visiting from Beth's Tutes and Tips. :)
Heidi @ Show Some Decor

art is beauty said...

Thank you all for all of your sweet comments. I wish I had time to respond to each and everyone of you...these dang projects just keep me so busy. Please know that I read them all and keep them near my heart.
Thanks again,
Karin
www.artisbeauty.net

Anne said...

What is freezer paper?? Help!