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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