Tuesday, October 6, 2015

French Label Table

Craphics Fairy image, table makeover, distressed painting, Krylon, Americana Decor
I managed to finish the makeover on the little brown end table.
Paint for thirty minutes, throw it in the back of truck, wait for another break in the rain, and repeat.

Krylon Greek Stone spray paint - two light coats.

Folks, I have been calling this Creek Stone.

Then I put on my glasses.

Creek Stone is a better name - it is greenish gray.

Just like a creek stone.

 Sanded all over.

Especially the top.

Had to get it very smooth ...

...To apply a coat of Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Lace. 

Used a fine grit sanding sponge and a rough paper towel to burnish the finish to a low gloss.

Used a French label from  
The Graphics Fairy.

Reverse printed on waxed paper for the transfer.

Distressed Donna looks on with approval.

Notice the sun came out when I was trying to take the reveal pics.

Ten minutes after, the rain came down in buckets!

Now in Booth C-23, Riverfront Antique Mall in North Augusta, SC.

A French Label Table.

Thank you very much for all the emails and FB messages about the extreme flooding here in South Carolina.

We are lucky the city of Aiken is mostly on a ridge.

Many of my beloved shopping places were flooded in Columbia and Charleston.

Please send prayers to those people.

We know how to prepare for thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, but rain which NEVER stopped, overwhelmed us.

Unfortunately of the trees uprooted by the saturated ground was Maid Marion, one of our beloved White Oaks.

Read about the plight of Maid Marion HERE. 

She fell for over half a block.

In the last few weeks an arborist and an engineer had figured out a way to stabilize her upper half. 

There is a pile of short logs for people to take a piece away.

Hopefully the city will continue to saw off pieces.

And the rest will be used as mulch in the parkways.

She will be missed.

See y'all!

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  1. All that flooding is something else. So terrible. I'm so glad that you and Chucks are weathering it all OK. As OK as you can I guess. Love the table, and I can so relate to the whole creek and greek thing. So sad about Maid Marion. She was such a beauty.

  2. So glad to hear you are safe, Donna. We in the North are praying for you all. Love your little French label table painted Creek Stone (LOL). Am intrigued by your sparkly stars on wire--did you make them?

  3. I am so sorry for the people of your state that have been affected by this horrible weather :((( I knew you were ok by my Etsy package , I can see exactly where your located. I bet your pool is full !! Sad to hear about Maid Marion, I'm such a nature lover.
    On a happier note,I have that same table but with a drawer and use it as a night stand. ? , my ex painted it off white and sanded it 12 years ago, yep mahogany underneath.Mine could NEVER look half as good as your's, but could I spray it with chalk paint and just wax it ? I'm wanting to just decoupage the drawer with some old script from Rosemary at Villabarnes . Expertise advise Plz ??? I'd rather take your's, that would solve the whole problem !!! Stay high and dry and prayer's are being sent daily to the victim's!!!
    Take care my friend, TT

  4. The table turned out adorable, but that's a given...Creek...Greek...it's all good and looks beautiful! That makes me so sad about Maid Marion...what a beautiful tree! I've been praying for all of you up there as I've been hearing about all the rain and flooding on the news. So glad you are safe!!

  5. Glad you're not floating. Bummed about Maid Marion.

  6. I'm so sorry that your weather has been horrid and that here has been so much damage. I saw that it was supposed to start easing up today. I didn't realize that that's where you lived. It's always sad when a landmark tree is lost.. I'm sorry..Maid Marion was lovely.. Maybe some of her branches can be salvaged for something to remember her by.. Your little table turned out very charming and I love all of the special little touches that you used in the photo. Stay safe.. We'll be praying..

    Tamara <3

  7. Donna ... glad you are safe from the flooding. Hope you are not loosing tress to so much moisture in the ground. Love your little table ... and think "creek stone" is a better name for the paint. Sorry about Maid Marian and hope you get a nice part of a limb and make something fun with it to remember her by. Take care and be safe.
    Audrey Z.

  8. Sad that you lost your tree. Mother Nature is not always kind.

  9. So glad to hear from you and only a tree was lost....Still praying Columbia is in a mess...Feeling very blessed and dry right now....

  10. So sad about the tree. I really like that grey green color.

  11. It makes my heart ache when I see these huge trees taken down like this. Praying for everyone to be safe.
    You did a wonderful job on the table!

  12. Glad to hear that you are ok. I'm so sorry about Maid Marion :o(

    Love your table.


  13. So glad to read you're ok. I saw the floods on TV. We also had floods in Southern France, this time of year is so often terrible.

  14. So glad to hear you are safe from the rain! Your table is lovely!!

  15. Love the table. So sorry for the tree!

  16. Glad to know you are safe and so sorry about your tree. We have a tree, I've always called The Sleepy Hollow Tree, who has been a beauty, but she is dieing and nothing will help her. Prayer for the others.

  17. It seems that mother nature grows more disgruntles with each passing year. I'm glad that you are safe.

  18. I am glad that you are okay, but sad for Maid Marion. Apparently Mother Nature likes irony. Anything Greek is cool!

  19. I love how your table turned out, so, so pretty with the graphic.
    I am glad that you are safe and are on higher ground. It is sad how many people have lost so much.
    Your poor tree! We lost a tree about that size from Hurricane Juan when we lived in Nova Scotia, Canada. It's scary how much power mother nature has.
    Stay safe!!

  20. I'm so sad that you lost your Maid Marion! But I'm so happy that you were safe from the flood waters. Mother Nature needs a good talking to...


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