Monday, August 13, 2012

French "Maison" Side Table

Is it Monday?  ALREADY?  Is it just me, or do the days just go faster and faster?
I know my whole summer is just zipping by.
But along with all the crazy summer stuff we are trying to cram into
our small window of sunshine, I have still managed to finish a few projects.

Here is a table I had gotten at a Garage Sale for $5.
I was so excited to get a "naked" table...
It was like starting with a blank canvas.

I got out my Dark walnut stain, cause I wanted the table to have some UMPH...
I didn't want any sissy light stain...:)

Once that was dry I gave it a coat of Ce Ce Caldwell's Traverse City Cherry.
(being a Michigan is one of my Faves)

While the paint was curing I decided I wanted to use a "Graphics Fairy" graphic
and she had just put up this one.................LOVE !!!!!!!!
So I used my Carbon Paper (transfer paper) and just printed off on my printer and traced
it onto my table top. I then used my white Krink paint pen and
started coloring in the lines.

when that was done I free handed a little Fleur de lis and distressed the heck out of the top.

I sealed it with a clear satin finish

waxed and distressed the paint...

and ended up with this!
I am so pleased!! I love the deep red and and dark stain.
Its my rustic little French Side table.
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!!!
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Unknown said...

Beautiful, Karin! Love it!!!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful and you used CeCe Caldwell paint!

Bliss said...

Turned out cute, and I'd say you have a pretty steady hand. I tried to color in the lines on something and had to sand it off and start all over!


Olive said...

I love that cherry color on the bottom.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love the curvy sexy legs!

Laura said...

This is a great makeover. Love what you did with the little table.

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from DIY to see your table. It is always nice to start with a blank canvas. Your vision was wonderful and your design fit with the table's sexy legs!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Christine said...

The table is just FABULOUS!!!!!! WOW!! 5$ Crazy!!

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

Full Circle Creations said...

Such a great looking table. Love the graphic too. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a beautiful use of a transfer on a dark piece of wood furniture--I like the effect a lot. I've seen it done on a lot of white objects and furniture, but not on a pretty darker-hued piece such as your table--it inspires me!

Pamela said...

Red seems to be a hot color right now. Looks great!

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

Love love love this!!! It turned out soooo beautiful!
Saw you sharing at Tuesday's Treasures
Debbie :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

so sweet! i love the red and love those curvy legs!

Unknown said...

SCORE!! I love everything about it, sharing!!!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

You sure scored sweet on this one! I love the color, and the stained top with light transfer on top! So pretty! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Full Circle Creations said...

I have featured your table at the All Star Block Party features. Stop by and grab a featured button.


My Dream Canvas said...

So pretty!! I look forward to seeing you at MDC. I would like to invite ou to enter my 50 dollar giftcard giveaway to the store HomeGoods. The card can also be used at TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

Unknown said...

Oh I just love this - what a great job ( I just did a paris themed table too )
Love it!
I'm your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time

Unknown said...

What a precious little French table. I love the stain and color you chose. Thanks for linking up at my party :)

Good Time Charlie said...

So pretty Karin! You are so Frenchy lately!