What’s up my sweet Friends? Are ya’ll up for a coffee table makeover? That’s what I’m bringing you on this fine day!
Remember when I shared this yard sale haul picture the other day:
I was sharing the makeover of that tall table, which if you missed you can see here. Today I’m tackling the coffee table!
Here is a closer look:
This table was in excellent condition and a bargain at $15, but there was really nothing special or unique about it.
So of course I painted it…
and added French graphics!
Perty! Here it is with its new paint job…
See? No wow factor.
I knew I wanted to add graphics to it when I bought it. I found my image through The Graphics Fairy (free) and uploaded it in the reverse to my computer. Then I enlarged it using Blockposters.com.
You can choose how many pages wide you want your image to be. You’ll need to trim the margins and tape the image together.
I sanded my surface smooth first, then I transferred my graphics using this method. I painted the transferred graphics using black acrylic paint and a script brush.
I found this brush at Michaels. It’s a new one I was trying out that had a very tiny brush, but it was easy to control, especially on those tiny letters.
(You can see in the photo above that I sanded my words lightly after the paint had completely dried. I sealed the table top with two coats of Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.)
These photos were taken on my recycled granite block patio on the side of my house.
The window you see below is my dining room. You can see the metal grates at the window:
My hydrangeas look a bit naked across the middle because I snipped a bunch from there ha ha.
I think this little table has so much more personality now.
It doesn’t show well in the pictures, but I did sand the edges all over a bit.
As I was editing my photos I couldn’t help but remember the 100 degree heat we had that day, not to mention the bees that were buzzing about an inch from my head while I was trying to get that last shot. I’m glad it turned out well ha ha. Is the heat insane where you are too?
I am pretty darned pleased with how this little wallflower turned out! I hope you like it too!
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