Hello lovelies!! Well, I haven’t quite found everything for my new haul of goodies, but when I saw that today was Furniture Fixer Upper Day, I knew just the piece that I wanted to share!
This table is one that my mom painted around seven or so years ago for a craft market we did together:
It is one of the few pieces that didn’t sell. I put it in my booth for awhile with no takers, so I brought it home and there it sat. And sat. You know how that goes.
I hadn’t planned to share it with ya’ll because I was just going to slap a quick coat of paint on it and call it a day. However, it is definitely a furniture fixer upper, so here we are!
Good bye beautiful artwork
There was really no way to save the artwork on the top:
Oh yah and did I mention it had been sitting in the garage getting filthy? I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
That was when I realized that the top may have actually been leather underneath. It did sand nice and smooth though!
Remove existing wax
I knew my mom had used Annie Sloan’s clear wax to seal this piece which is oil-based, so I used Odorless Mineral Spirits and a clean cloth to remove any old wax before repainting, so there wouldn’t be any issues with the paint adhering.
Be sure to wear gloves for this part!
I then gave it a coat of Fluff.
There were just a few small areas that bled through, so I spot primed with white BOSS in those spots and sat it out in the sun for a few hours.
I gave it another coat of Fluff and we were good to go!
After painting, I sanded across the top with 220 grit sandpaper so I would have a super smooth surface to apply my transfer to:
Adding a transfer
I have been wanting to try the new Magnolia Garden Transfer that Dixie Belle just came out with, and this little table was perfect for it!
It comes with four sheets:
I decided to cut out all the larger water color looking blooms:
Then I arranged them how I wanted. These transfers are fantastic because you can arrange the pieces and layer them any way you like.
Here’s what I came up with:
I started with the largest stem, using the included tool to burnish it to the surface of my table:
Next, I added the leaves:
Followed by the blooms…I have found the best way to apply these transfers is to hold one edge and then burnish with the tool, pulling it up a little at a time:
Once I was satisfied with the details on top, I decided to add stripes around the perimeter of the top using FrogTape:
I chose this pretty Moonshine Metallic paint called Wedding Belle:
I gave the stripes two coats and removed the tape immediately after applying the second coat.
See more on how I do that HERE.
Sealing the table
You can rinse it out with warm water and use it over and over again!
The grand finale
And here is how this cutie pie table looks now:
And a little closer…
I love the subtle metallic stripes around the edges.
And here is how the top looks:
It’s pretty even with some of the pattern covered.
Here is the whole thing:
This is one of my favorite transfers! And I still have all these pieces left to play with:
And that is one more piece done that I’ve been storing for ages woohoo!
Don’t go anywhere just yet! My Furniture Fixer Upper Gals have their own pieces to share with ya’ll today!
I’m still on the hunt for a few things for my next haul, I started a new home project, and we are working on another home project, so I’ll be back next to share what we’re working on around here! Plus I’ll be sharing this old favorite:
Update: See what we’ve got going on around here plus see what I did with this little table to freshen it up HERE!
Have a fantastic weekend, dear friends!!
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