Friday, March 9, 2012

Butter Yellow With a Hint of Chocolat

Before I get started I would just like to thank everyone for the nice comments & best wishes I have received on my new booth. It's nice to know I have so many new friends out there cheering me on.

Last month I found the cutest coffee table on Craigslist. It has the curvy legs I like & a beautiful scalloped edge around the top.  When I saw the picture I knew just what I wanted to do with her.


Of course she didn't start out like this. This is what she looked like right after I started sanding the top smooth.  I nearly forgot to take a before picture.




 I started out painting the bottom with DIY chalk paint in Wheatfield by Benjamin Moore. I just did a buffet in the same color, you can see it here. 
Then I painted the top in a creamy off white.  Now she was ready for a graphic. I knew I'd find the perfect vintage french advertisement from my favorite source for graphics, The Graphics Fairy.

I decided to try a chocolate brown graphic this time. I think it goes nicely with the butter yellow.  I projected the image onto the top & painted it in. After a little distressing & two coats of wax, both clear & dark, she was ready for pictures.



Such sexy legs!!



I think I'll name her "Sweet Suzanne".  She is available at Collette's Vintage & Antiques Mall in Burton, MI if you want to see her in person. Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!  Dee

12 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!!...nice job...and nice to meet you...new follower...come on over and visit...I'll be back often...love your server as well, just lovely!

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  2. That one has elegant, and yet fun, written all over it! ~ Maureen

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  3. This is BEAUTIFUL! Love it! Congrats on your new booth!

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  4. Love the graphics on this table. Great work! Visiting from MMS

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  5. that looks adorable! i think the graphic suits this table to a tee!

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  6. This is darling! I love that graphic.

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  7. That's gorgeous, love the table and you made it look amazing with that great graphic.
    Following from justpaintitwhite.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my gosh! I toured the Poulain chocolate factory when I was in France in college. This is darling!!

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  9. Beautiful job. The graphics work perfectly.

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  10. Beautiful! Frenchy pieces always make me smile. :)

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  11. Sweet Suzanne is very pretty! Love her curves and that wonderful graphic!

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  12. Love it. Do you know the name of the graphic?

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