Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tables, Tables, Tables...

Where did the week go, let alone the Summer?
I have been painting like a fiend this week to make room for another custom piece I have coming in the next few days.

We were able to complete four tables, not bad for a five day week.  Once again I do not have before pictures of most of this work, I promise to slow down & do better on this.  I just get so excited to get started.  Here is the first table:

Available at Sassy Fabrics in Grand Blanc,  MI
My husband picked this coffee table up at a yard sale while he was working in Kentucky about a month ago.  It sat in our garage waiting for inspiration most of the Summer.  Finally he decided to paint it himself.  The body is painted black & the top is painted Pure white.  He has been talking about this "Subway" art style for at least 6 months, now was his opportunity to try it.  We found these basic card stock paper stencils at our local hardware store & they worked perfectly.  Then we added the Fleur de lis on both sides in Paris Grey. 

Here's a better picture of the top.

This would be perfect for the college apartment, don't you think?

The next set of end tables were in rough shape when I got them.  They had been left out in the rain & the tops had completely bowed & popped off the bases.  Luckily I had a couple of old table leafs that were the perfect width for replacements, so with the help of a friend, we cut one in half & screwed them on.

I painted them Graphite & once again used my favorite stencil on the tops, sides & drawer fronts. These pictures just don't do them justice.

Loving this stencil...

I sold these to a friend before the wax was even dry.  Love it when that happens :)

The last table I actually have the before picture.

Okay, I had already started sanding this piece but I did remember to take the picture before I painted it.

I'm using a new chalk paint called "La Ferme Millesime" or "The Vintage Farmhouse".  It's made in Texas & goes on like butter.  I love it so much that now I am a retailer for this chalk paint.

Here it is in my booth.  I love that they are packaged in the mason jars.  It really lets you see what the color looks like.

Back to the table,  I chose the color "Carriage House"

Available at Sassy Fabrics in Grand Blanc, MI

Then I put a Medallion stencil on the top in Pure White.

Just dresses it up.

So Shabbilicious .......  

So that is the tale of the Tables.  I will be sharing a tall tale about a unique table I found on the side of the road very soon.

Here's a peek :) Stay tuned, this one will knock your socks off..

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  Thanks for stopping by,  Dee


  1. Great always! Nice "side of the road" find!

  2. On the side of the road?? Seriously??? Loving all your tables. :)


  3. Lovely! The stencil work looks fabulous! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  4. Beautiful! such great re-do's!! Aren't roadside finds the best? : ) Catherine (new follower)

  5. The blue table is so pretty! I love the medallion stencil. And those script tables are amazing! No wonder they sold so fast. I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. Have a great week!


  6. Beautifully done Dee and I love the stencils you use. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week.