Monday, March 4, 2013

Peacock drop leaf table with homemade chalk paint

 Good Morning my Beauties...Due to the fact that I have had and insane couple of weeks opening the new booth. I am just gonna re-show you an old post. This was one of my personal favorites when I got a truck load of fun stuff! Including this table!
TA-DA!!!!! Here is the table I have finally finished!!


I don't know if you remember a month or so ago I got to go to this great estate sale where I got my grandmother clock and some other great goodies.
Well here is one; or I should say TWO of my goodies...You see these two pieces were from two different tables, So I got to create a MARRIAGE of the two pieces. The base had this funny little dowel piece to fit into but the hole on the top didn't fit. SOOOOOO,

Instead of trying to drill the hole bigger in the top. I just sawed that sucker right off the base. Kept it nice and flat and clean.

Then I flipped it over and used some liquid nails and screwed the base into the table top....A marriage made in heaven, if you ask me.  Sometimes it takes a second chance to find true love...:)

Once the glue was dry, I got out a couple of my favorite OOPs paint samples from Lowes. There was  a green and a blue. So I base coated the table in the blue and let it dry.

Then I used the now tried and true Homemade Chalk Paint recipe that you can find HERE


The next day when it was nice and dry, I drew on a simple little Peacock in pencil.

AND this is where the fun really started...I used my KRINK paint pens that are now a staple for me, and went to town. Once the paint had cured I got out my wax and started distressing the table.
This is when it came to me to distress the body of the bird down to the blue.  I loved seeing the blue come through the green.

I even made sure his little tail feather hung over a little.

I also love how the wax really showcased the base detail on the table.




So now here she sits!! PRETTY AS A PEACOCK!!!  I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2013/03/six-days-of-spring-link-party.html


45 comments:

stacy said...

loving the peacock! perfect table for it

Norma said...

I love this! This is so creative!

gertie @ The Old Block House said...

Sooooooooooooo dang cute! I love the peacock and wish I could paint like that.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Cute cute!! The 'marriage' is perfect!! Great restyle!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh wow! how awesomely fun! i love the colors and the design- peacocks are all the rage!

Good Time Charlie said...

Karin this is so gorgeous! You are true artist. Mentioning on Twitter and FB, this needs to be seen!

Thereasa Gargano said...

I absolutely love the peacock table. GENIUS! GORGEOUS & GREAT!!

Twice Nice said...

Love, love those colors together and I really love anything with a Peacock on it! This is Fabulous!

CraftyCanadian said...

So very cute!!!

shellyandrade said...

Seriously Karin!

This is the coolest table ever! I love everything about it ~ the color, the peacock, the distressing... Rock on girlfriend!

Shelly

KAT said...

this is so so so COOL !
You are a genius with your "Frankenstein" table
It is the BEST whimsically artistic piece ever.

love the peacock and the distressing
-KAT-

Ruby Jean said...

Thank you so much for stopping in over at my blog "Ruby Jean" as well as the Follow... Just signed up to follow you back on Linky... :) Your table is Beautiful... :)

WhyCuzICan said...

So are so creative my Friend, Karin :)

Stopping by Dashboard for the first time in about a week, and I see you've been busy. So I did too and put up a post about my last week too.

You are so creative and l.o.v.e your peacock piece :)

Friends,
Suzanne in NW IL

Brandi said...

Your table is gorgeous. I love the painted peacock!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

I must say...I think this is one of the most wonderfully whimsical pieces I have seen yet! I adore this piece.

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Happy to be your newest follower! This piece is gorgeous and you've got me hooked! Now I'm going to have to go rummage around through all your other wholesome goodness!

Happy seeing beautiful!
http://seeabeautifulworld.blogspot.com/

Robin Boyd Jackson said...

Thank you so much for linking to my party! Girl I really did LOL at that photo of your car all loaded down with treasures. My husband just shakes his head when I roll up looking like this.
I am your newest follower.

~ robin

itsrobinwithani.com

amy and jesse hudson said...

Oh I love your work and your blog! I'd love for you to link this up on my Friday Drab to Fab party tomorrow and every Friday! Party will open later this evening! Come on over to www.amynjesse.com :). I'd LOVE to see you!

Amy @ Sugar and Spice

A. Osterhout said...

I saw this link on Happy Hour's party and had to stop by and comment on it! It is so original and cute!! I love the distressed body, great work. Now I will have to start following you, so I can see more! :)
Amy @ http://yellowhouseon3rd.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

You're so creative! The table screams early BoHo 60s, and that's a good thing! Dig it!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

My husband and I visited a local thrift store and saw some furniture that he want to redo.
Thanks for the inspiration. Now I know we can do this.

Amy said...

WOW! That looks amazing! What a re-do! I'd be so thrilled if you would share this at my party, going on now, if you have a minute!

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-on-fridays-16-and-some-fabulous.html

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Such a cool piece and love how you show us how to do it. Thanks for sharing at this week's party!

dmercer said...

This is amazing. You are super talented.

Christine said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The colors!!! The Peacock!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Please PLEASE share this here:
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-4.html

Artsy VaVa said...

I love the peacock table!!!

Jackie said...

This is the best refurbish I've seen in a while! Great job, I want one!

Feral Turtle said...

Wow!!!! That is beautiful and so original. Good Job!

shellyandrade said...

Karin ~ you're going to be featured all over blog land with this one. I just love it each time I see it!

Chatty Chics said...

I'm crazy over this! I can't believe the peacock! Beautiful! Will you add my button so I can feature you this week? Great job!
Melody

Meegan said...

This is absolutely amazing! Great job!
Meegan
whatmeeganmakes.blogspot.com

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

So darn cute, and what a great job you did. So loving it! Great job! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

Jen Lossing said...

This is really cute. I love the peacock and I love the bright color choice. Great job!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is super cool. Great blog. I am following you. I would love to see you at My Dream Canvas.

Tisha said...

Wow, this is just great all the way around! I'm so impressed at your creativity here - you really had a vision for this piece(s). Thanks for linking up!

The Rooster and The Hen said...

Wow, this really turned out great- and I love me some peacocks!
This project would be perfect for our new link party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too!

The Rooster and The Hen said...

Oh, and I'm you're newest Linky Follower!

Lindsi B said...

Hi there! I'm visiting you from your link up on Tip Junkie. I'd like to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/03/fun-stuff-fridays-13.html

mONICa and eLAINe @ Decorating Insanity said...

Just love this table. It's super duper cute. Would love for you to join in the fun here:
http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/03/furniture-friday-7-and-link-party.html
xo...mONICa

Renee @ Rustic Crafts said...

Once again another great project! I just love what you did with this table. Thanks for linking this to my party! I hope to see more of your projects :) - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5878

judi said...

what a beautiful work of art. love how you married the two pieces...perfect! found you via your talking too much blog feature.
judi

mONICa and eLAINe @ Decorating Insanity said...

You have been featured here:
http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/03/weekend-features-8.html
Check it out...
xo...mONICa

Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings said...

Wow! This is awesome. I love it, you are very talented!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

COOL! I love how you distressed inside the birds body. And that color is so pretty!

denise...on a whim said...

I for one am glad you are showing an old post because this is SWEET! I love how bright it is! I think it's fantastic :)