Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oh So French!

I am on a constant hunt for used furniture at a great price so I look on Craigslist a few times a day. I wanted a coffee table I could put alot of graphics on the top & hoped it would have some interesting legs. 

Here is what it found.

 It was in rough shape.  I had a huge water ring on the top & a part of the leg detail was missing. You can see in the top picture the piece I added to fill in the void & make it match the other legs.

I washed it with TSP real good as it reeked of smoke, then I fixed the leg. I painted it two coats of a light cream (DIY chalk paint). Now it was time to decide on the perfect graphic. I remembered seeing something very cool at "4 the love of wood" here. This was my inspiration. If you get a minute you should check out Kristy's blog, she is so talented! So I created the graphics on my computer & transferred them using graphite paper.

Now it was time to paint it all in. This took me a couple of days.
Once I had all the graphics painted in I distressed & waxed two coats of clear & one of dark. Then buffed to perfection.

The blue bird was a last minute decision. I like the little pop of color it gives.

Get ready for a ridiculous amount of pictures.

Oh those sexy legs!

Just love those details.

I wish I could keep it but it's just to large for my living room (51 1/2" x 27 1/2"). I'm sure it's perfect for someone else out there that loves this shabbylicious style. 

Now I'm on the hunt again! What will I find next?  Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I would love to here your comments. If you'd like to see this piece in person, it's for sale at V Trading in Grand Blanc, MI. Have a great day!  Dee


  1. This is so lovely. I adore the vintage patchwork feel it has.

  2. You did a great job on that piece! You gave it alot of personality. I'm sure it will find a new home in no time!

  3. Amazing. I love all of the details you put into the table. You are a very creative person.

  4. that looks beautiful! it's very inspiring and makes me want to go to france! :)

  5. The table turned out great! How great is it to turn something less than to something more than. Inspirational for sure. I am new to blogging and would love for you to drop by and say hi.