Thursday, October 10, 2013

She's Not Square, But She's Level-Headed!

I had this little table for several years.  She served her purpose as an all-around junk princess.  She was never square, but her top was level.

I decided she needed to be spruced up and sent to live with a new family.

This is how she looked before.  Actually this is partially after because when I bought her I sanded off the peeling finish and just kept her semi-dusted.  

This quirky beauty had two straight back legs and two front legs that were angled.

I attempted to remove the kajillion nails in her to see if I could make the legs the same, but when I did that, her top was not level.

So I left her not so square, but level-headed

 Next a good two coats of a new oops gray I recently found to add to my gray paint collection.

In real life and not camera life, the color is more greige than gray.

 Yes, I am still playing around with that distressed harlequin stencil.  It is easy to work with when watching TV!

First FolkArt Celery Green.

 I brought out the Sharpies in brown, red and bronze.  First I went around each shape with the bronze.  Then added a red dot to each center.  I highlighted the dark shadows side with the brown.

It doesn't matter which side is the dark shadows side as long as you remember to do exactly the same all over.

 To make the design really pop, I used Distress Ink in Vintage Photo color smeared around each shape and around the edges of the table.

I let that dry about an hour before coating with satin craft varnish to seal the inks.

 Well, she is definitely not square, but she is level-headed and pretty.

I kept my sewing machine drawers on the bottom shelf - they were a perfect fit, but I have other ideas for them.

This little table is off to the booth.


Have you noticed I have been remembering to "style" my projects?

I have a box of props to use.  I must change them out from time to time or you will catch on.

Whoops, the secret is out! 

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  1. Hi Donna,
    Your table turned out so nice that I am surprised that you didn't decide to keep it.
    I'm sure it will fly right out the door of your booth :)
    Keep smiling,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. The grey is pretty Donna. I could not in one million years do the Harlequin things. You rock. xoxo, olive

  3. Your table is so unique! I would imagine that you were listening to the tv while applying the harlequin shapes since you had to pay so much attention to detail. Lol! It really turned out lovely and am sure will find a new home soon!

  4. I don't know where you come up with your ideas, but your pieces are always so pretty and unique! Love the grey! I haven't used grey on anything yet, but I do hope to as we remodel. I love it...:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  5. gray is my go to color at the moment.......just love it. My office/studio is also an extra bedroom and I painted the armoire and dresser in gray and white. I think you will never tire of it classic. Love the harlequin motif. Another favorite of mine. Thank you for showing us how to do the shadowing. I always get it wrong. Have a fabulous weekend.

  6. It looks like you had fun with this! What a great design you created.

  7. The accents in pen make it so special. Each picture got better and better. Love the table!

  8. Those little diamonds look like they are almost floating on top of the table. Cool! Yes, you are doing a great job of styling your projects!

  9. What a cute table, love the makeover. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will go live Monday afternoon at 2:30PT. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  10. Donna ... Love how you gave the design depth with the shading. You are very good at that.The gray color is a favorite for mine too.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  11. You did a great job on your table! But you always do amazing work! Thanks for sharing at One More Time Events....xo Tammy

  12. Very nice! I wouldn't have the patience to do all those triangles, good on ya' :)

  13. You did a wonderful job! I love the color and your props look great! :)

  14. Who wants to be square anyway she's gorgeous

  15. What a fun makeover! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x


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