Sunday, September 16, 2012

French Side Table Makeover

This is a table I picked up at the local antique mart with plans to use it for displaying some of my things at the Holiday Market in November, as well as pricing it to sell.

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I started out painting it in Old White.

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I would have left it at that, except that while I was painting, the stained parts I hadn’t gotten to yet, looked pretty good with the old white top and legs.  So, I decided to go back and add Coco to those areas.

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I then used a graphic ~ from The Graphics Fairy ~ with the Mod Podge transfer method {print or copy on a toner printer/copier ~ in reverse ~ cut away as much of the paper as you can, apply Mod Podge to the image, put it on your project and let dry; after it is dry wet the paper/image and use your finger to rub the paper away}.   I took some pictures before I waxed, just in case I messed it up! 

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It looks fine just as it is, but I am going to add clear wax and then dark wax to the base. 

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Here it is after waxing.

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I plan on using it to hold some of the smaller items at the Holiday Market and I like that it has the shelf on the bottom to hold more things.   I’m thinking of things like the small match boxes in the jar and the basket of tags on the bottom shelf.

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Things that I can move easily, if I need to, and that will not cover up the table so the image can be seen.

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Hopefully, it will sell ~ but not before I get some use out of it that day!  This is a piece that I won’t be too terribly disappointed if I have to bring it back home with me.  

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Fall Into Fall at DIY by Design

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

41 comments:

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

That would be very hard to part with! But I have a feeling somebody is going to happily snatch that table up! I just found a great night stand that I painted to day. I might have to add a graphic to the top like you did. But first,I think I am going to practice that decoupage transfer method on a flower pot. Your table turned out great!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, I love this table! You did a great job with the transfer...I don't think you'll have a problem selling this, at all!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I have that same table I am getting ready to re-do. We use it to put the laptop on next to the couch. Yours turned out great!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Kathy, I really like it! Love the Coco with it, too. Need to try the Mod Podge again!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That's going to sell in no time Kathy!
Very pretty!

uniquelyyoursormine.com said...

I love this table! Just a beautiful job! - Susan

KATHY said...

Your table turned out beautiful! I love the coco color with it.

Kathy

Pamela said...

Kathy it looks fabulous!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Fantastic makeover, Kathy. I think it will attract a lot of attention.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kathy,
Looks outstanding and I'm sure that it will go to a new home. hope to see it at NTT:)

Blessings,
Linda

Little Miss Maggie said...

I have got to try that Modge Podge transfer method. Your projects come out so great with it and this table is too cute for words. You will definitely sell it, I'm sure. It has personality plus now.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, this looks wonderful! I love the graphic and the two toned paint! Great choice! This will sell quickly!

Gail said...

Oh Kathy, what an awesome transformation! I LOVE the white with coco on this table! That will sell in no time at all!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That turned out great! I love the two toned colors. I bet you won't have time to set small things on it, it will be sold immediately!

Okio B Designs said...

It came out great! Looks like you've mastered the Mod Podge technique. =) I would totally buy that if I was at the market.

Jeanine

Marla and Steve said...

Adorable!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Looks good Kathy!

Xoxo

Sue said...

Love, love, love!! How much are you selling it for, Kath? It turned out great! What a change from what it looked like when you got it at the Flea-tique. That's what I call that place because I can never remember the name. I need to go in there again! LOL :-) Sue

designchic said...

It looks amazing, Kathy - beautiful transformation!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOu did a beautiful job transforming your table, Kathy. And I love your transfer! I think the cocoa accents really make the table something special! Please stop by and share this at TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS. Link goes live Wednesday at 8:00 pm!

Bobi Jensen said...

That is SO cool!

I'm hosting my first linky party - would love for you to join in:

http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com/2012/09/weekend-warmth.html

Thanks,
Bobi

Cynthia said...

This is a fantastic makover!!! I love the colors. I am a Coco girls. I love the color. Beautiful transfer.

Cynthia

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

I love it, it's gorgeous! It looks similar to one that I did and the person who purchased it is using it to rent to photographers for weddings. They use it as the guest book table! Clever, right? I'm sure it'll sell!

High Street Cottage said...

Ooh La La!!! It's gorgeous!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

this is so sweet - love how highlighted the dark areas with Cocoa (stain? - paint?)...Love it

missy said...

Kathy..It looks great..I wouldn't mind having that myself!!!

Swede Dreams said...

I love this sweet table! New to your blog~hope you will stop over for a return visit! Good to meet you! Angie

Kelly said...

I love it!! You did an excellent job remaking that table. I'm SURE it will sell. The design added to the top just makes it.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

So pretty! I love the addition of Coco and that graphic is one of my faves. Nice job!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

You are so talented Kathy! You have such amazing visions of how things should look and they always turn out beautifully! I am sure that table will be snapped up in no time! Angie xo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Girlfriend, that is a work of art! It won't be coming home with you, that's for sure!

Carol

Vintage Prairie Style said...

it looks so pretty, and your transfer looks flawless. great job!
keya

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love, love the table and the transfer is so pretty....you did a great job as usual!!!

suzyq said...

Gorgeous job - just love the transfer!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Kathy, you have transformed the table from dowdy to beautiful! I love the transfer. Enjoy your day. Best Wishes Daphne

Claire @ The Rustic Pig said...

Kathy, this is gorgeous! I have never heard of the Mod Podge technique before! I am sooo going to try that soon!! I would have a hard time selling this!!
I would love for you to add this to my first ever linky party! http://www.therusticpig.com/2012/09/my-first-linky-party.html

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Kathy,

That is one gorgeous transformation!
Someone is going to buy it and fast.

Dee

Judy said...

Beautiful job on the table. It looks amazing. I love the transfer. Thanks for sharing it at my Fall into Fall party.

Fleur4Her said...

You did a very nice job. It looks very sweet. http://apalaceinwonderland.blogspot.com/

MONICA LIVAS said...

Beautiful transformation!

Vintage Street Designs said...

Love your little frenchy table! I haven't tried this transfer method yet, I use two other types on a regular basis but I need to try this! Looks FABULOUS! Hopped over from Brag Monday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

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