Monday, September 30, 2013

Patisserie Table

The weather has been cooperating with cooler temps and no rain.  The bright leaves are reaching for the incredibly blue sky.

Yes, folks, it is painting time again!


Take a table, paint it, distress it, and throw a French label from The Graphics Fairy on it.

This is my kind of fall, y'all.

One ugly green table complete with water stains and some kind of funky antiquing applied to it.

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Don't you despised the curvy areas where the sander refuses to go?

A generous coat of flat white latex.  Shown in the photo.

A generous coat of peachy-pink.  Not shown - forgot to take photo.

A vigorous sanding to reveal the layers of green and white beneath the peachy-pink.  Not shown - forgot to take photo.

It's this fall fever - the rush to paint, paint, paint.

French label from The Graphics Fairy transferred the old-fashioned way with graphite paper and a permanent Sharpie.

Even after sanding the heck out of that label, I felt it was too stark for the distressed paint job.

So I stirred up a glaze of pink and white craft paint with glazing medium.

After the glaze dried, I added a coat of clear satin poly.

And she is beautiful - waiting for some French pastries which I had none - the cupboards were bare of any cookies or crackers or cakes.  I found a crumbly Little Debbie's Fudge Round in the bottom of my pocketbook.  I considered painting it to look like a pastry, but decided the idea was a bit crazy.

I looked at her bottom - so wonderfully distressed.

I looked at her top so wonderfully decorated.

She needed something to show off her beauty.

So out came one of my favorite heads.  

It was worthy of the table's transformed look.

However, now that I look at this photo, it seems the head is looking for some pastries.

Maybe an old Little Debbie's Fudge Round will do the trick.

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  1. What a beautiful transformation. Love the distressed look and the graphic adds so much to the piece.

  2. I loved that table even when it was green! Now that you've transformed it, it looks absolutely stunning!

  3. Donna, you always do such a great job. I wanted to invite you to my new link party I'm starting called We Call It Olde - anything vintage is welcome! It starts tomorrow, 10/1, hope to see you there! Dawn @ We Call It

  4. You crack me up! I love it when I throw a snack in my purse and forget about it and then stumble across it when I need it the most! Or...should I say want it...since I don't need sweet! I love the little table and really must try this transfer thing sometime. When I don't know since I have so little time lately....but one day! I took the afternoon off since I was so congested I couldn't enunciate today! Home resting now...:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  5. What a great table! Good Job on the makeover!

  6. Such a lovely transformation, turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  7. I'm happy about painting season too! You're pink glaze looks really cool! Am I a no reply blogger???

  8. Looks really good Donna. The graphic really added a lot. You always know how to make things look so special.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. Very cute! And I love your comments, made me smile! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thank you so much for linking this to my first We Call It Olde Link-Up! Thanks to you, my first week was a success. I hope to see you there again each Tuesday with your antique, vintage, or history-related article. Thanks for following me, too, I've been following you on Bloglovin for awhile :) Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

  11. Love this little table especially with the graphic motif on it. So pretty.


  12. Beautiful work. Better than the green. I have a green little drop leaf table that I need to do something with. Thanks, Linda

  13. Gotta love a French graphic table - awesome job! I like the good old fashion transfer method too. I found you over at I Gotta Create Wildly Original Linky Party

  14. It's beautiful, mmm I can taste French yummiest jst looking at it :)


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