Isn't it great when you're walking along, minding your own business, when you hear
someone something call out your name? That's exactly what happened to me last summer.
This little "beauty" stood right outside a tiny thrift shop, waiting to be rescued! It was in good condition, just a little dreary-looking. All it needed was a new home and some TLC...
BIG GIRL TOOLS!
BIG GIRL TOOLS!
First, I sanded the table.
Then painted it with "oops" paint
I found at my local Home Depot for fifty cents.
It needed three coats.
While the paint dried, I looked for a French transfer printable
to add some flair to the table top.
I knew exactly where to find a great selection:
I chose this beautiful graphic
from a pastry shop advertisement
dating back to the 1880's!
The transfer method was easy:
Print the graphic onto freezer paper in a reverse image.
Transfer the image onto the table
by rubbing the freezer paper
with the back of a spoon.
I also decided to add a smaller graphic to the bottom of the table,
then finished the table stand with two coats of paste finishing wax.
The table looks right at home in our guest bath,
which is decorated with a vintage Parisian theme.
This was such a fun and inexpensive project.
One of my aspirations this year is to transform several pieces of furniture.
I've got a magazine rack just waiting in the wings.
[Well, it's actually waiting in the garage!]
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[Note: This post first appeared in January as part of my Crafty Contributor Series on The Ivy Cottage Blog, which is no longer available.]