Thursday, September 8, 2011

commission project # 2

Here is a table that was begging to be prettied up.
My friend Rita had this table that had been passed down to her,
but she was not enjoying the fake painted on wood grain.
(I know, painted on fake wood grain on a wood table...I will never get that whole thing..:))

So here she is getting ready to get primed...

and here she is primed...I forgot to take the picture of her once I painted her, before
I started the graphics....:) oh well....

Here is the table getting ready for its graphic. I printed out a
graphic that I liked and started measuring.

and measuring some more..:)

then I used carbon paper to transfer the image.

and got to painting...and painting...and painting...:)

I then distressed her and glazed her and finished her off with some

Since the graphic was going to be on the front leaf and Rita is going to put pictures on the top I thought the corner
embellishments would be great for framing in the frames.
Hopefully this table has many many years of being passed down to other generations.
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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Mandy said...

Adorable table! Love the stencil. Very clever =)

Good Time Charlie said...

That is so cute! Love it!

Ruffles and Relics said...

very cute.. I'm sure your friend loves it!!

RitaD said...

Karin, Thank you so much. It looks great in the living room. This was a table from my mother. I have to admit that the painted on woodgrain was my attempt many years ago to make the table look better. It then spent many years in the basement because I didn't like it. I brought it up a while ago and put it in the living room, but it really didn't fit. Now, it looks wonderful in the room. I'm sure my mother would be happy to see it being used again. Thank you for a job well done!!


Deborah March said...

Lovely re-do...FABULOUS legs!

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is such a sweet table!

Beth said...

Fabulous re-do! Love the graphics and the way you did them with the drop sides of the table. Very clever!


Very beautiful table, I love the stencil it looks great! Godd job. Hugs, FABBY

Art Is Beauty said...

@Rita, thank you so much, I can't wait to see pictures of it in your living room.
Then rest of you...thank you so much. :)

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Very nice! It's great that she can have an updated version of the table and actually enjoy it! saw you at Serenity now.

Unknown said...

So flipping funny! I have that same exact table in my dining room and I am just waiting for the wet weather to clear up before she gets a spruce up! My table is a dark walnut without the faux wood graining but I still want to give it a new look. Your's turned out fantastic and had given me the umphf I need to get it going!

Deanna said...

Love this! I have a drop leaf in the kitchen I've been debating to paint or not to paint... I'm painting and stenciling!!! Thank you for sharing this!


Mel Creates Often said...

Very pretty!

Karena said...

Love this idea! I would love for you to share it on my link party this Friday at