Tuesday, July 17, 2012

frenchie grey side table

I just completed this tiered side table with a french graphic on top. I first painted the entire table a light grey. Then I painted the edges vintage white. It's hard to see the white from the picture, but it looks really cute.

I got the graphic from the The graphic Fairy, and enlarged it in mirror image to fit my table at blockposters.com.

There were 4 sheets of paper when it printed out so I cut the borders and taped them together.

Next I layed the graphic face down and taped it into place.

Here is the tricky part. I first used my woodworkers transfer tool. However, see the empty spots at the bottom right of the table. The heat actually melted the paint and it started to peel off. So.....after pondering what to do, I used Citra-solv to transfer the rest of the image. As it turned out I liked the look of the peeling paint so I left it there.

Next I sanded the entire table and then waxed it using Ce Ce Caldwells clear wax.
Here's the finished table.
Here's the table in the TwinPikks booth. 
Another shot at the booth


  1. Hi - very nice job. I have yet to do the transfer thing...don't know what I am waiting for becuase I do everything else re decorating painting! I guess it's fear of what's new...but I will get to it!

    I am a new follower. Hopefully you will visit me and follow also.

    What a cute idea the two of you working together! Very nice!



    1. Thanks Linda. It's not too hard to do the transferring and there are all kinds of ways to do it. You should give it a try. We will definitely follow you too.

  2. Love your vintage table with the french labels. I adore french label designing too and also did a post about this. So nice to find your blog and now a new follower too. Hope you can visit sometime.
    Have a creative week.
    Celestina Marie Design

    1. Thank you Celeste. I checked your blog as well. Very nice. You are so fortunate you can paint free-hand. I love your roses.
      Take care

  3. You did an amazing job!!! I love the chips out of the paint as well. Hopped over from Brag Monday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit and follow me back. Blessings ~ Judy http://www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

    1. Thanks Judy. Sometimes accidents are good. I really like doing the transfer things. Karen and I will definitely follow you as well.