Monday, March 9, 2015

Le Poulet Side Table

distressed painting, side table, The Graphics Fairy image, French chicken
Are you ready for a little French chicken this morning?

Served on a transformed side table.

The table was genuinely the ugliest thing in the thrift shop that day.

The manager was sure that even I would not want it.

It was sooooooo orange.

It was sooooooo scratched.

It was sooooooo calling out for a makeover.

So I bought it.

An extra heavy-duty sanding.

One coat of Bermuda Sand white paint.

Two coats of paint.

A few touch-up areas.

How sweet is this!?!

Not a wiggle in her.


Nice legs.

I sanded the edges a bit for distressing.

Selected the French chicken image from The Graphics Fairy.

Used the waxed paper transfer method.


Le Poulet side table.

An ugly duckling turned into a swan, er, chicken!

Interested in transfers?  See these posts:

French Angel
Waxed Paper Transfers

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  1. Donna, that's totally adorable. Lucky you to have the vision and be able to snag it! Great job! Someone will snatch that up in no time.

  2. Looks great, Donna! Can't wait to try out the wax paper method!

  3. Night and day.
    What is that metal thingy behind it with a 'roof'? (Hopefully it wasn't something you already posted and I wasn't paying attention that day.)

  4. Looks wonderful.....I would've snatched that table up too!!
    Is your paint a spray or brush on? Your transfer turned out great!

  5. So cute! Are you keeping or selling? And I'm with Cheryl...what is that little rusty roof thing?

  6. Oh my, what a coat of paint will do! I must try the transfer method on something. I just love the outcome!

  7. Miss Donna; What a Stunning Makeover.....:-) Le Poulet Table turned out to be very Beautiful!!!!! I bet that one will fly right out of your shop before you can blink!!!! Heavens, I would buy her in a heartbeat!!!!
    You Honestly do make the most Beautiful things!!!!! :-D
    Thank-You, Thank-You, Thank-You so very much for sharing the Transfer information!!! :-D
    (As, I cant wait to use it!!!) You help so many people and You honestly have no idea!!!!
    I hope that you Both are doing well....Take Care. XO

  8. Fabulous makeover! I've never been a fan of orangy wood. You made that table so beautiful. I love that french chicken.

  9. Amazing what a little white paint and a graphic will do. Table really looks great.
    That old pine furniture is so well made and lasts for years
    Isn't it nice that people with no imagination leave those little treasures for you?

  10. Totally gorgeous! Now that is one heck of a transformation!

  11. Looks really great! I hope to be able to get my wax paper transfer to look as great as yours!

  12. I love it - it looks terrific. Isn't amazing what a little or a lot of paint can do for a tired old table. You did a wonderful job.
    Have a great week,

  13. Wow, what a difference. That really turned out great and I love the chicken!

  14. I liked that the table was narrow. With the white paint, it doesn't look as chunky. Good eye!

  15. So nice to see a discarded object turned into something pretty and useful again!

  16. What a transformation! To take a sad old table and turn it into something that belongs in a high-end shop, well done!

  17. That turned out beautifully, Donna...a perfect choice for a transformation!

  18. Donna, this looks amazing - what a transformation! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party - I love it!

  19. Now, I really want to do something with transfer, your table looks stunning and so far away from the ugly thing you bought!

  20. I've got to try doing this over the summer..... love how they turn our!

  21. Donna,
    Thank you for sharing this cute table makeover over at my party.


  22. I am so stinkin far behind, but I'm starting here and trying to catch up! That table in now one of my faves of all of your projects girl! It's possible that even I could do this transfer method, just a soon as I have time! LOL!

  23. She is a beaut and I swear I can hear her crowing!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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