Tuesday, August 7, 2012

French "James Brown" AKA Rescued Bon Appetit Table

  I jump back, I wanna kiss myself! I've got soul, huh, and I'm super bad (James Brown)
That, my friends, is how this table got its name! 

Here is the table in its "super bad" shape. For  you loyal followers you will remember that I
got this last November as a Roadside Rescue. I was on my way to Church and I had to fit EVERYTHING I could in my truck before the people were going to put it in a dumpster...AAAK
You can see that HERE

Well my table has been patiently waiting for me to be INSPIRED to make it BEAUTIFUL again.
It is an antique table with porcelain casters...I knew it had be something special. It was sooo old..it deserved better.
So FINALLY inspiration hit...and I got to sanding...

I didn't want it to loose the patina...everything that had made it special over the years...all
the little nick's and scratches that showed how loved it was..So I sanded the old lacquer off and put on a fresh coat of walnut stain.

I then proceeded to paint her with one of my all time favorite colors, Ce Ce Caldwells
Destin Gulf Green. While that was drying I started on the chairs.

BLECHHH!!!  I had gotten them at Goodwill for 3.99 each. The paint was SHINY!!
so I lightly sanded them down and started painting those too...

Then the fun part...Recovering the chairs with my left over fabric that I also got at GOODWILL for $2.99.

Here it is...This is where the whole James Brown song came into my head....The blue with the black and white just reminded me of the outfits he used to wear. I loved how it was all coming together and was really excited for the next part.

A little FRENCHIE-fying!!!

I wrote out the words Bon Appetit and filled them in with my White Krink Paint Pen.

I then hand doodled a little scrolly thing

and a little FLEUR DE LIS!

and then I started singing..   I jump back, I wanna kiss myself! I've got soul, huh, and I'm super bad;
and my table became known in my head as "THE FRENCH JAMES BROWN" lol.

This one is gonna be really hard to let go. 

I am so happy with how it all came together.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial..I know it was a lot of sweating for me (much like James Brown when he sang). This was a 2 shower a day 2 days in a row project, but man oh man...Was it worth it.!
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day...
and go ahead.. sing it........  I jump back, I wanna kiss myself! I've got soul, huh, and I'm super bad
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Lauren Morris DeFore said...

Too funny! Love it! CeCe paint is made about 30 miles from James Brown's hometown! :)

Unknown said...

Oooooo! Super awesome is what it is! LOVE! (And in my head I'm thinking... I have Destin Gulf Green in the shop. I have three tables. I have two sets of chairs. Hmmmmmm..." LOL!!!!! Looks fab, Karin!!!

Shannon Fox said...

That has got to be a fav of mine girly :) It came out gawgeous ;) Top to bottom. Just stunning. I think it breathed a sigh of relief too ;)

Kathryn J Cain said...

this will sell....blue shades in a dining foom.....this will sell.....I did a table with shades of blue and white and dark top...sold in one week...or I should say lay a way

Great job!!!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

This is amazing (you always have the best projects)! Can you e-mail me? I want to extend an invitation to you!


KC Coake said...

Wow! What a beautiful table. You did a fantastic job!

stacy sews and schools said...

ROFL!! I LOVE the name!! The table is beautiful!!!!


Unknown said...

Amazing! Beautiful! Love it! Thanks for sharing it at the All Star Block Party.

Full Circle Creations said...

Gorgeous table! It turned out great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


Unknown said...

What a gorgeous table you've created!

Charming Ways of Life said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOh, I FEEL GOOD. Like I knew that I would...
I love it, it's beautiful, you did a super fantastic job. And you were crazy lucky to get that great old drop leaf table. Thank goodness you did!

Bliss said...

Makes me think I should "Get Up Offa That Thing" and get some projects done.


Good Time Charlie said...

I feel good!!!! So good, so good! Just looking at it. You have outdone yourself, and I love that the chairs have a little Lyre musical thing that goes with your whole music thing you have going with the mood!

Christine said...

I just want to kiss you for transforming that piece into a beautiful creation!! WOW!!!! It turned out AWESOME!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Unknown said...

Job well done, it's beautiful! Visiting from 504 Main's party!

- Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

Michelle L. said...

A gorgeous set - I love the whimsy and the great color scheme!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

It's perfect on so many levels Karin... love it!!
Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks fabulous. Hope you will join my weekly Wow party sometime with your projects. Popping in from HomeTalk blogger's facebook.

Kahli said...

Love the green and the typography! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, LOVE this! Gorgeous!

- Shelaine

Tami Von Zalez said...

You go grrrl, in all of your James Brown badness self - you did an amazing job. Wow!

Popping in from Shabby's link party.


Pam said...

What a fantastic find....I love that you left the top dark. Looks great.

Becki said...

Your table is fabulous! But I'm loving the harp back chairs! What a great combination!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...what a great Cinderella moment for this piece!! So happy I stopped in!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Gorgeous! I can see why this would be so hard to let go. Thanks for sharing at this week's party!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, love those curb finds!!

Julie said...

I LOVE this table. You did a really good job on it. I would love for you to share this at my Monday party. It opens at 6pm tonight. Hope to see you there!


Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I'm loving you dinning set, so very pretty, love the color and the stencil you added. You did a great job, and now seeing it it was so worth the 2 showers a day! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Unknown said...

What a lovely transformation!My Get Social Sunday link party is live. Would love to have you come link up your homepage and promote your blog!


Unknown said...

What a great after. And I am glad to know I am not the only one who works up a sweat when making over furniture. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

Unknown said...

I ALWAYS love your projects Karin! You are amazing. This table is so awesome. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches! Great work!

Vintage Street Designs said...

Love how your table turned out! Great job!

Brenda Pruitt said...

It's all looking mighty spiffy now! Why is it I never find anything like that at Goodwill? I can't imagine getting a chair that cheap.

LifeLessOrdinary said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that your beautiful table is featured on my blog for the start of this week's All Star Block Party. Here is the link:

Shasta @InTheOldRoad
All Star Block Party

Laura said...

I absolutely loooovvveee how you transformed the table and chairs. I love turquoise and the "Bon Apetite" is a cute touch. Thanks for sharing.

michele said...

omg i have that table and those chairs! painted the table white and the jury is still out on what i will do to the lyre back chairs.

love what you did! so charming.


Pamela said...

What a great transformation!! I love that you kept the top wood and didn't paint it solid. Thanx for coming to the party!

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

Oh wow!!! This is so incredible!! I just love it...and have my own old dining room table that needs redoing...what an inspiration this post is!!
Thank you!
Saw you sharing at Tuesday's Treasures
Debbie :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

love the dark rustic wood top!

Unknown said...

Wow! This turned out PERFECT! XO, Aimee

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely love it!! Featuring you tomorrow at the party! Thanks so much for linking up.

Roeshel said...

Beautiful! I love the mix of painted with a rich stain. Great job! It has so much charm now! Love it!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Love the color with the stain. great redo. Someone will love this set for years to come.