Thursday, December 31, 2015

Champagne Crate inspired Coffee table


In honor of NEW YEARS..I am resharing my CHAMPAGNE crate Coffee table
One of my first posts I did way back when I first started Blogging.
I fell in love with it then and had to keep it.
I STILL have it and LOVE IT!
I haven't tired of it yet!





I still have this table and my feet are presently propped up on it while typing..:)

Good Morning my Beauties. I am just so psyched to tell you about this project. I don't know if you remember back this summer while I was camping with my Family up in Pentwater Michigan, my husband and I got a chance to go dumpster diving.  Above in the picture are just some of the things we got in the diving expedition.  :)  One of those items was this table. As you can see from the picture it was missing one of the edge pieces and it was very very wobbly and the top boards were popping up. It was BEAUTIFUL!!! I mean, WHO would throw this away??????  :O
When we got home my husband found a scrap piece of wood and attached it and then used my wood burning tool to etch in some lines.  (I would have done it, I just think he was hoping if  he did this right away I would finish it right away)  YEAH RIGHT!!!

SOOOO it sat like this in the shed for almost 4 months waiting for inspiration!!

Well it never came until I pulled out a bunch of other furniture and decided to just paint a bunch at the same time.  Just like when I do a painting, sometimes the inspiration comes while you are working on it and SHAZAM!!  that's what happened with this one.

I decided I would only paint the legs and side of the table. I would let some of the spray get on the top but not too much.

When it was dry I sanded off a bunch of spots on the top and in the middle. It was at this point I decided that I wanted it to look like an old crate of some kind....BUT WHAT???  I had planned on going to the graphics fairy for an old label or something, but then I remembered taking a picture of an old wine crate a while back.

So I enlarged it and put it on the table...then to add more graphic I just used my word processor and made up Chateau grand vin....(I don't even know what it means...I think it means country house of grand wine....who cares....I loved how it looked)

This is where I used my carbon paper to transfer the image...(no freezer paper transfer for this...tooo big...:(  )

Then I got to painting in. When it was dry I sanded it down again to look worn. Then I went over with some wood stain. I only did it in certain spots though. I didn't want it to look uniform. I wanted it to look worn and old.

I am IN LOVE with how it turned out. It had started out as a project to sell in my booth at CHANGING THYMES and ended up as part of my family.

My husband (who I adore at his love for all my stuff..even if it isn't the greatest) came home from work and said.."YOU CAN'T SELL THIS" "IT'S TOO COOL"


My heart melted at that. So welcome to the family champagne table....I hope you like it here. Because you fit in with this family. A little bit worn and wobbly, but beautiful to those who love you.  Have a BEAUTIFUL weekend. We have bon-fires and kids stuff planned for the weekend so I might actually get a break.  :)             

Until Next time,
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL!













40 comments:

The mum of all trades said...

Wow! That turned out fantastic. The paint finish alone is lovely, but the lettering just makes it that bit more special.
Thanks so much for taking part in Weekend Wonders last week. Hope to see you again this week!

outjunking said...

I love this. I have never done any stenciling. Looks like something you need a steady hand at.
Lisa

PRINCESSGREENEYE said...

Das Ergebnis ist einfach WUNDERSCHÖN !!!!

Never Enough Thyme Creations said...

Looks like we had similar thoughts on tables this week!! Fouond you at Redoux! Cheers!

Beth said...

Found your link at Mustard Seed and I am so into this style of table lately!I adore how this turned out! My hubby said the same thing when I redid a small end table. It going to be sold, but he wants to keep it now.

Desiree Guy said...

What an AWESOME table!! love it:)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love your table...fantastic!!

Stylebaggage said...

Great table and that is my favorite bubbly!! You've got me inspired to try out transfer paper...

Brooke said...

I love this table! Great idea!! It's so unique, and you brought out it's gorgeous potential! If the person who threw it away ever comes across your blog, they're going to be kicking themselves!

www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

michele said...

so charming!

come visit anytime!

michele

Carrie said...

I'm in love with it. It's definitely very, very stylish. In fact, I want one for my house now! I hope you'll consider linking it to my new linky party:

http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/refresh-my-nest-friday-first-linky.html

I'd love to share it with my readers!

Deborah March said...

Oh my GOODNESS, this is just FABULOUS!! Love how you used your wood burning tool to add the lines...GORGEOUS!!!

Deborah (happily visiting from
http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...sure hope you can stop by too...)

Prissyville said...

Wow, this turned out really nice and it looks like it has a natural wear to it. Perfect!

Richella said...

I started to leave a comment a few minutes ago and clicked away before I saw the word verification box. Sorry about that!

I'm just dropping by from Amanda's party and wanted to tell you that your table looks beautiful! What a wonderful way to treat that table--it looks really, really good. I agree with your husband!

Carrie said...

Commenting again to say thanks for linking to the Refresh Your Nest Friday Party! I had to show it off on Making Lemonade's Facebook page, it's just that fabulous. ;-)

Honey at 2805 said...

What a terrific job you did! I like the use of the woodburning tool! I would be delighted for you to link to Potpourri Friday (in progress) and Giveaway!

lynn said...

just beautiful!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful job! Love the vintagey look of it! :)

xoxo laurie

Honey at 2805 said...

This table is so unique and you so creative! I adore the graphic!

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.

Betsy (BB) said...

I love your table! It is lovely! Great job!

Kei said...

Wow, your table looks fantastic! You did a great makeover on it!

Anne said...

That looks great! I really love the way it turned out!

Ellen said...

You have been on a tear....W.T.G. I just love the lettering, it gives it such character.....loved all the pieces you have shred with Potpourri friday.
Hugs,
Ellen

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

That came out so cool! Nice job on turning trash to a real treasure!

HI THERE! said...

What an amazing transformation!! You did a fabulous job as always! Thanks so much for linking up again to The Creative Spark. Have a wonderful week!
Jenn :)

La Petite Vie said...

Love me some bubbly, this table is just amazing!!! What a fabulous idea!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cool! i especially love the shape of this table. it's so unique and pretty!

gail said...

beautiful transformation on your table!
gail

paige said...

What an change...who would have known that a plain table could turn into something so unique and beautiful! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party! I'd love to see you link up again tomorrow!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

love it love it love it!!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

I LOVE this and would love to feature it next week on Thrifty Thursday! :)

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

Perfect Imperfections said...

I absolutely love this table Karin! I can't wait to try something similiar on my coffee table. Thanks for the inspiration.

Perfect Imperfections said...

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Danielle said...

This is such a cool table! I just started following your blog. I found you through Miss Mustard Seed's link party.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

What a great transformation! It looks lovely.

Kammy Wielenga said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! I'd totally love if you'd link up this project over on Kammy's Korner for the Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday party!! http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesdays-13.html

My Indulgences said...

The table really turned out well. I'm looking to do something similar in my living room. Now all I have to do is find the table!

Found you via Miss Mustard Seeds' Favorite Furniture 2011 party.

Maria Matter said...

oh I absolutely LOVE this!!! you did a really great job with painting & distressing!

I would be thrilled for you to share this at my linky party, Inspire Me Fridays! I know my readers would enjoy seeing it!

Tania Crawford said...

This is absolutely gorgeous i saw it on Hometalk and just had to stop by and check out you blog..:) awesome!!
Cheers Tania♥
http://tcdesigns1968.blogspot.com/