Mar 20, 2012

French Script Coffee Table

I picked up this table for a steal at a local auction a couple of weekends ago.  I wasn't too surprised though...It was in rough shape. The veneer was badly peeling off the bottom shelf and it was wobbly.  I shared a sneak peak of this a few days ago.   



This is how much veneer was left after I pulled up those loose pieces off the bottom.
Not much, eh?  It sure made removing the veneer a fairly easy task.  And the wobbliness was fixed by hammering in some of the original nails that had worked themselves loose.

I painted it with the homemade chalk paint mixture (I used plaster of paris).  Now, when you read about it usually says that sanding is not necessary.  So, I went ahead and slapped the paint on sans sanding.  MiStAke!  The paint peeled badly.  So I sanded it off, gave the table a good sanding and redid it. 

I thought it was missing a little something, so I found this graphic at the Graphics Fairy and took it to a local store and had it enlarged.  I transferred it by scribbling pencil all over the back of the paper and then tracing over the lines with a pencil. 

As you can see, the pencil left some smudge marks, but they wiped off easily after it was all painted, which was a relief.

  Here it is all painted. I sanded it to distress it. (And also, because my hand isn't perfect and there were a few wobbles I needed to hide!)


Here's a few pictures of the completed piece.  The paint was an oops colour, so I can't tell you the name, but it's a pretty light blue. 







ANDD... just a reminder, If you haven't entered my giveaway, you can click HERE! For a chance to win this pillow....
Or this runner!
Burlap Table Runner - Ruffled 12"x71" (Custom sizes also available) Tablerunner

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42 comments:

  1. Awesome makeover! Love the burlap runner, too.

    xox

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  2. Wow--you did a great job on that table. It was in rough shape--now it looks fantastic!

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  3. that looks beautiful! i love the shape of that table!

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  4. Wow what a transformation you did a great job...
    Blessings LOri

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  5. Thanks for visiting. Love the new table. What a transformation.

    ~ robin @ itsrobinwithani.com

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  6. Great job on the table! I've never had the home made chalk paint peel but I guess there's a first time for everything. Sweet pillow and runner! ~ Maureen

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  7. You've done it again, Cynthia! Your table is absolutely adorable!!! You truly inspire me! I'm headed over now to enter your giveaway... that ruffle pillow would be perfect in my living room. ;)

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  8. I love this!
    Danielle @ The Retail DIYet

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  9. This table is great, I love the color and the graphic on top is perfect.

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  10. This looks amazing! Love it. :)

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  11. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i am so jumping for joy right now!!!! i have that table!!! i do !!!! it is down stairs -- you know -- in the basement in that NOT SURE pile of stuff????? well I AM SURE NOW...this is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous! thank you thank you!!! can't wait to start that project! sending hugs...

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  12. So glad I found your blog..and funny with your post..I am going to try that homemade chalk paint tomorrow. I love how your table turned out, just beautiful.
    Bristol

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  13. You did a fabulous job on this table - love the graphic and it is so pretty in your room!

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  14. Very cute! I did one just like it a while back!

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  15. Lovely! Thank you for sharing this.

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  16. this is lovely! please consider sharing it on my center of attention sunday link up, i'd love to see you there. http://cadeedee.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-post.html

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  17. You truly knew a treasure was somewhere within what seemed to be junk! The piece came out beautifully!

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  18. You turned a plain Jane into something verrrry pretty. Nice job!

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  19. Wow absolutely gorgeous! Nicely done!

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  20. Stopping over from the Shabby Nest. I love this makeover. Wow that must have taken some serious patience to transfer and paint that script. But it was so worth it!

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  21. May have to steal this idea it's so fab. Found you over at the Shabby Nest...really cute blog! {following}

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  22. Very pretty! I came to see how you transferred the graphic so thanks for sharing how you did it! I'm still nervous about figuring out where to go to get the graphic enlarged and printed and how big to make it and all of that stuff. I hate when I scare myself out of doing things!!

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  23. Found you thru POPP and now I'm a follower. Love your table makeover!

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  24. Really love your table makeover. I've never had much luck in doing transfers - so I will try yours since I haven't had much luck. Love the runner also - who couldn't love burlap. Everything is very pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  25. Very pretty. Love the table and runner.

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  26. Saw your table on The Graphics Fairy. What a gorgeous transformation!!!

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  27. Awesome table....I just made over a little vintage coffee table this month too....love how yours turned out.
    Happy Day

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  28. Great job, love the table! Also the burlap runner! Newest linky follower

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  29. Stunning table transformation. Just love it.

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  30. This table turned out BEAUTIFUL! I love the color!!
    -Melissa
    Hope you'll stop by and link up at my party: http://www.serendipityandspice.com/2012/03/manic-monday-linky-party-11.html

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  31. You have turned a Cinderella of a table into a princess ready for the ball. Virginia

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  32. Ooooohh, this is really a charming piece! Love everything about it!

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  33. You did an awesome job. I know how long it takes to do a transfer like this one. Your hands must have been cramping up!Love the runner, BTW.

    ♥charlotte

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  34. Great transformation! Doesn't look like the same piece. Love the runner, too.

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  35. I love how your french script coffee table turned out! I love the graphics that Karen shares!
    ohhh, man, that's too bad about the paint peeling. But you can't tell it now.
    thanks so much for linking up to catch as catch can.
    gail

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  36. Love this, thanks for linking it up to Refresh Your Nest Friday! By the way, I have almost the same table painted white. I'm thinking it needs a transfer painted top right about now!

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  37. This table turned out so beautiful. I love the script. I'm glad I found your blog at The Shady Porch party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

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  38. Love it! I'll be featuring you later today. Thanks so much for sharing. XOXO threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

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  39. I have been wanting to do this to one of my tables..... You've pushed my buttons and I'll try to get it done this week or next week. I'll post it on my blog giving you as my inspiration! Thanks.

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