Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Never Sure How to Start and Some French Beachy Yummy-Ness

I read SO many blogs that seem to start their post sounding so smart
 yet I sit here just not knowing what exactly to say.
 I'm the first to admit that I'm NOT a brilliant (and that's a stretch) writer.
 I tend to write like I speak. Sometimes, not very well, lol.
 So, when I sit here I think to myself.
"what would I say if Ms./Mr. Reader were sitting infront of me?"
 Then I just start typing and to me I sound like an idiot.
 Today is no different.
 I will just start by saying that this is a table re-do.
 What I do best.
 I picked up this lil' table at the shop about a month ago.



Apparently it had been there for awhile and never sold
 so they wanted me to re-finish it and re-list it.
 The moment I saw it, I saw a very primitive piece.
 Although, when I started the process it developed into something a lil' diferent.
 Yea, I'm ok with that.
 So, without sanding or priming it I painted it a soft white color.
 Because it wasn't sealed before, I wanted the color of the
 stain to come threw after distressing.
 Lots of beachy yummy-ness.
 But, of course it's going in a different direction. 
 So I found this awesome graphic from Graphics Fairy.
I enlarged it then did my technique of coloring the back with a pencil.
You can check out how I enlarge my images here.

Then I trace around everything which leaves the print on the table
and I use Elmer's paint pens in Black to color everything in.
 After some sanding and some Ralph Lauren Glaze in Smoke
 it's ready to be sealed with wax.
 Yup, I love how it turned out.
See, not too bad once I get it started : )

79 comments:

Amanda said...

Love the table, the paint jobby and distressing are perfect!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome- i love the overly distressed top- i think it was perfect for this table and treatment!

Goed in Stijl said...

I'm speechless...what a beautiful job you did! I will follow your blog!

Gina said...

This is beautiful! I love it. You did an amazing job.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love love love it! I used the same graphic on my "postcard table," but with a different technique. I love how worn yours looks.

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm totally in love with your table. I actually got the wood for a new table top...I am wondering...how on earth do you get that pattern enlarged that big??? Or maybe I should be asking, how big did you make it??? Or...If you arent going to use yours anymore, can I purchase it from you.lol. Can you tell, I'm super excited!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You did a super job! I love the graphic you added.It is perfect for the table! I'm going to give it a try. And by the way, your directions were great.

Cynthia said...

I LOVE this! You did an amazing job!!

Inspired by you said...

Love it! Turned out perfect!

{northern cottage} said...

GIRL!! this is beyond fabulous - every single little part of it...the base the rustic the distressing, the graphic, everything! could you share how you printed it out so big in order to transfer?

Tami said...

That is uber cool. I do have a question. When you say you "enlarged" it, how did you do it?
Feel free to stop by my blog at
www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com
Fondly, Tami

Biljana said...

I love it, absolutely beautiful:-)

Beah said...

Very nice project, the result is so different from the original table, and of course I like these French markings!

Tammy @ Type A said...

it's amazing! i love how you transfer the image, so easy and smart. thanks for teaching me something new and for partying with me!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow! I love it! That is pure awesomeness. Thanks so much for sharing it at WUW.

Kelley said...

That table is beyond yummy! I love the technique, will definitely be trying that soon!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Love the graphics and the distressing is fantastic. You did an awesome job!

katecreativesalvage said...

Martha@katesalvage-katecreativesalvage.blogspot.com...

love the table, the technique came out perfect. All you do is rub the back and it transfers to the table? great distressing also.
You did a great job.
Following your blog, come and follow mine,
thanks

katecreativesalvage said...

Hi:
Beautiful job, just amazing,
you did a great job,
martha

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Gorgeous!! You are very talented. :)

mollydianeh said...

Hi! I followed you from The Graphics Fairy! Just had to see what the writing was all about! BTW, your opening posting is VERY refreshing and makes me feel VERY comfortable. I've put your blog on my "FAVS" list and will enjoy your redo/renew projects. The table "rocks". Thanks for sharing! Did the table sell yet?

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Ok, now I like it! The table looks primitive with an added touch! Love the graphic you chose too! Visiting from Savvy Southern Style!!

The Lazy Peacock said...

that table is really amazing. i love it.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Wow Deanna,
That table is gorgeous, you did a fabulous job!!
Love your blog, I just found you through "My Romantic Home", and I'm so happy I did!!
Hope you have a beautiful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Deborah March said...

Absolutely positively SPECTACULAR redo! WOW!!!!

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

WOW! Girl... you are good!

Link up this one too...and I have one word for you: STICKER!

http://www.thirtysixthavenue.com/2011/07/sticker-and-party-time-12.html

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

I am back!

I just want to let you know that I'll be featuring your table tomorrow on my blog... Feel free to visit and button up ;)

Thank you so much for sharing!

art is beauty said...

I was just working on a project just like this. I thought I was the only one who did the pencil on the back of the paper....(an old trick I learned back in school)
That table rocks...
Stopping by to say hi from your newest follower...would love if you stopped over some time.

Honey at 2805 said...

You did a remarkable job on this piece! It's fabulous!

Miss Kitty said...

I. Love. That.
So creative. Did you take the image to a print shop to have it enlarged? Fabulous job. Did the store you did the painting for love it too?

Rachael said...

lovely. absolutely lovely.

Carole said...

This is brilliant. I couldn't do it the same way you did in PS but I did my own version. I like this was much better then using a projector ( which I don't own)

xx
Carole

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love how this came out- what a charming table now!! The super distressed top is perfect too! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

mo said...

This project is outstanding!

Looks like a million bucks!

I am your newest follower.

*hugs*


mo

cornerofmain.com said...

Beautiful! How creative; you did a great job!

Meg said...

Oh so wow and seriously gorgeous! I would love to have this piece. I am in love with that graphic and now need to see how you enlarged it!

Megan

http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

Decorating Ideas said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

Kristi said...

Wow, this is a beautiful table! I transfer writing the same way, but have never done something as complex as this. It's wonderful!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love everything about this! Nicely done!

Sylvia said...

Thanks for the inspiration, I've been wanting to do transfer print onto a table but was unsure how. Your tutorial really helped!!

Sylvia

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

I'm so crazy for this wonderful project. Thanks for showing us how it's done!

Warmly, Michelle

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Ahhhh MAZING!!! I'm in love with this table!

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Gorgeous! This table went from sort of blah to show-stopping. Great job.
(I totally use the pencil trick too.)

Michele @ {Primp} said...

beautiful--thanks for sharing!

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Oh wow ... oh wow oh wow. Hands down the most beautiful table I've ever seen. Incredible!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I LOVE this!! I want to try it!! Thanks for the inspiration and easy technique.

Hugs, Sherry

Tammy @ Type A said...

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/08/highlights-from-party-27.html

The DIY Show Off said...

Love this too! Beautiful!

Maureen said...

I love this! It turned out awesome!!
Maureen


http://www.releasemecreations.com

rachel @ gilly grey said...

Thanks for sharing! Love it! And I've gotta get myself some of those paint pens!

Rachel
xoxo

Stacey said...

That is a wicked cool table..love it!
Stacey of Embracing Change

...and thanks for the tute as well!!

Patrice said...

This turned out fabulously! Great idea! Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree Creations today!

Rhonda @ The Yellow Brick Road said...

Love this table! Thanks for sharing the process....I will try this soon!

The Pennington Point said...

This table is delicious! It's the best one I have seen in blogland. Don't worry about the writing....your creativity makes up for it. :) Lisa~

gail said...

Oh my! you gotta know I'm catching this!
What a fabulous re-do. I love it!
way to go!
gail

gail said...

Oh my! you gotta know I'm catching this!
What a fabulous re-do. I love it!
way to go!
gail

Sommer said...

Wow I don't have words! I am totally smitten with this piece. Now I'm off to find out how you enlarge them! I hope you will come show this off at my VIP Party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-22.html

devon lang said...

Love LOVE LoVe the table. You are very inspiring. I am looking to see where you purchased the ELmers Paint Markers. I have looked at all my local craft stores and have had no such luck. I see I can purchase online but hoping to buy locally. Your help is appreciated. Thanks!

Polly said...

Fabulous!

katecreativesalvage said...

love love the table, what type of paint did you used??? just beautiful,

kate

Wanderlustnix said...

I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS ENTRY! :) THIS IS WHY YOU'RE ON MY BOOKMARKS. I'M A BIG FAN.

HUGS FROM NEW ZEALAND! :)

Pamela Alexis said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Lia Leuk Interieur Advies/Lovely Interior Advice said...

I love it and I try it myself. We don't have your pencils in our country, so my letters are not so distressed as yours. Have you've got an advice for me? Thanks in advance, Gr. Lia

Anonymous said...

You're my hero! Love love it!

Jennifer Stern and Angela Gilman said...

You don't sound like an idiot at all. I think it's nice to hear how you really talk-it makes me feel like I know you.

The table came out WONDERFUL!!! Such a good idea :0)

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

This table looks awesome! You mention at the end you used glaze, when I went to the paint store (in Australia, so I am assuming you are in USA) they just looked at me blankly and said they don't sell glaze and they don't know what it is. Does it not exist in Oz or is it called something else??

SelenarteDecoupage said...

This table is totally owesome. I wish I made that to my old table.
Especially liked painting with pens. So clever.:)

Grannys House Handpainted Designs said...

This is amazing, and simple.
How do you distress? Just sandpaper?
It came out perfectly.
Love your blog.

Grannys House Handpainted Designs said...

This is amazing, and simple.
How do you distress? Just sandpaper?
It came out perfectly.
Love your blog.

Kathy said...

I LOVE this thank you so much for showing me how to do it. I would have never thought about the pencil deal and I didn't even know Elmers made paint pens:)

Kathy said...

I LOVE this thank you so much for showing me how to do it. I would have never thought about the pencil deal and I didn't even know Elmers made paint pens:)

Kathy said...

I LOVE this thank you so much for showing me how to do it. I would have never thought about the pencil deal and I didn't even know Elmers made paint pens:)

lifeunfolds.com said...

Where'd you buy your pens and did you use wide, med, fine or all?

Love the table!!

Shannon Chastaine said...

Awesome! This is exactly what I've been wanting to do to my coffee table so it was super exciting to find your post via Pinterest. I canNOT wait to get started! Thanks for the tutorial!

Bikke said...

What a beaty! Must try by my self!!!

Ashley said...

Did you use latex paint? I want to do the same thing with an old chest I have- its unsealed stain- and I want to use latex paint.

Love said...

I love it!!!
Xo

kimberly mueller said...

Hi! I’m an editor for Remodelaholic.com and am writing to request permission to use one of your table photos in an upcoming post. We would like to feature this in a round up and would include a backlink and clear credit to you.

Additionally, we routinely publish round-up style posts on our site and if you’re willing to allow us to use one photo from other posts you’ve done, we would love to add you to our directory of sites to feature. As a bonus, your site would then be on our radar for possible Facebook shares as well.

Please let me know if this would work for you. Thanks for your consideration!
Kimberly

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