Have you asked yourself WHY after bring something home with you? These three tables are definitely not my style but they thrown in at an auction with a chair I wanted so I brought them home. Then the big question was…what was I going to do with them so they would appeal to my customers?
Totally Western Style, Totally NOT Cottage Style! Not to mention, a little sad and plain looking, don’t you agree?
I started out by painted each piece white, then used CeCe Caldwell’s Smoky Mountain Gray Chalk Paint.
Next I distressed with a damp cloth to expose some of the white underneath. Once it was dry, I used blue tape to make the stripes and sponge pained with white paint.
Then I used the Blender Pen Method to transfer this graphic onto the table. I used a combination of graphics from The Graphic Fairy.
Talk about a BIG change! I’m really kind of loving them now!
I just couldn’t quite taking pictures.
OK…I’m about done.
Last photo of the coffee table solo.
Now, on to the side tables. I made this graphic in Word then printed them in mirror image on my laser printer to once again use the Blender Pen Transfer Method.
Easy to do but I needed nose plugs! Whew, those fumes are strong!
And here’s No. 2.
Had a little trouble with the period here. I switched pens and the liquid just flew out. I normally don’t have this issue. Oh well, I told my husband; “they’re rustic”.
For the finishing touch, I used a mixture of clear and dark wax.
It always amazes me what a little paint can do!