Why Did We Bring These Home?

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!

Don't miss a thing! Get posts delivered to your inbox.
Just enter your email address:


  1. They turned out great! Love the color. 🙂

  2. Love how you dealt with these tables, Judy! That is a great color.

  3. They are LOVELY! Well done! x

  4. Great job! I must admit that I wasn’t sure when I saw the wagon wheels on the coffee table. But they look great.

  5. A huge improvement. I know they’re french inspired, but that gorgeous grey color makes me think of driftwood and he ocean.

  6. These came out great! It is a perfect transformation!

  7. Judy!! I LOVE it!! I saw the before picture and was thinking.. uh.. what in the world could she possibly have done to make these look better… you did it! They look AMAZING!!! Great job!!!

  8. Wow, what an amazing transformation! I love the color. You did a beautiful job 😉
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  9. They may not be cottage…but I think that they are full of charm!!


  10. What an amazing change! It never ceases to amaze me how different things can be with a little paint and TLC!


  11. Smokey Mountain is my fave CeCe’s color! And I love the bee! I have used the same image on the seat of a chair! http://refunkmyjunk.com/a-fairy-tale-before-after-story/

  12. So cute! And what an awesome makeover. Yes, I have definitely asked myself that question before too!

    • Yay…I’m back in business now that my blog has changed over to WordPress. I can respond to fellow bloggers once again! 🙂 Thanks so much Karen for your sweet compliment! Hope you had a lovely weekend! Blessings ~ Judy

  13. Who would have thought they would turn out so cute !

Speak Your Mind