How would you guys like to see a furniture makeover today? It’s been a while hasn’t it? One of my sweet readers was curious about this table when she saw it in one of the pictures of my Christmas Market booth. I have a few pieces that I did for that show that I haven’t shared yet, so I promised her I would start with this one. 🙂
I found this drop leaf table at a yard sale last summer for $35. Kinda plain, no bells or whistles. (Wouldn’t it be funny if it actually had bells and whistles he he?!)
It sat in my garage forever because I had a hard time trying to decide what to do with it. The oval shape kept throwing me off. I finally came up with an idea and I love the result:
I think it has so much charm and personality now.
I painted the top with Annie Sloan’s Graphite Chalk Paint and the legs with my DIY chalk paint in Behr’s Cottage White.
I got the graphic from the Graphic’s Fairy. Karen also shares a super easy way to print large graphics, www.blockposters.com. It really is SO easy! Just go to their site and upload your image. Choose how many sheets of paper wide you want it to be and that’s it! It prints out in several sheets:
I printed this out in the reverse by habit because I usually would be transferring to a light surface. (In which case, I would lay this print side down and run a pencil across the entire image to transfer to my furniture surface.)
I reprinted this right-side-up though so all I had to do was run chalk across the back, position on my surface, and trace the letters with a pencil to transfer.
The chalk shows better on dark furniture.
I painted the letters in with a script liner brush and acrylic paint. When it was dry, I wiped it clean and sealed it with Annie Sloan clear wax.
I set it up in this corner to take photos:
It’s a bit small for the space, but I love the black and white…matches my dining room perfectly!
The result resembles chalkboard art a bit.
Hopefully Daddy will see who is to blame for the lights being on in the middle of the day…
Makeovers are my favorite. Most of the pieces I did for my show were small because I had very limited space. As you can see here, it was packed!