Wednesday, January 2, 2013

French Table in Graphite

It seems like it's taking me awhile to get back into the flow of projects, but I did finally complete this one.  I found this little table at a yard sale, and it was in pretty rough shape but the price was right so I decided to see if I could do some sort of a transformation.  I sanded the table and painted it with Annie Sloan graphite.  I added some gold accents and then did a wax paper transfer for the image.
I'm pretty pleased with the outcome.  If you like the image, you can find it on my Pinterest Ephemera board.  I saved it to my computer and did a wax paper transfer.  If you are unfamiliar with this transfer method, I found the instructions on the Graphics Fairy site under transfer methods.  The good thing about using the wax paper is that you can do it from an ink jet printer.  Here is the before photo.

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14 comments:

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Beautiful!!

NanaDiana said...

Maggie- That is a PHENOMENAL piece- I just love it- the side graphic is the icing on the cake. xo Diana

Lorilee said...

Wonderful transformation! I love the Graphics Fairy site!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Oh man. Pretty pleased!! I would be thrilled. This is beautiful! I don't know how you do it all! Amazing!
Karen

Gail said...

What an awesome transformation Maggie! I have one of those end tables in my shed....you just inspired me!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...


I love what you did with that old table! I'm going to look on Pinterest for your "image". Lynda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, what a great transformation, Maggie! I love the new color and that bit of white you put on the sides. This would go perfect in my living room! : )

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Just lovely Miss M !! I like the graphic on the side instead of the top.....more unique that way!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Just lovely Miss M !! I like the graphic on the side instead of the top.....more unique that way!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Gorgeous transformation!!! I think my mother had a table like that when we were growing up.

Linda at French Hollow said...

Gorgeous table - what a fabulous rescue!

Patricia Krank said...

That is an amazing transformation. I never could've seen through what the table was to the gorgeous piece you turned it into. Thank you so much for sharing. Patti@OldThingsNew
http://patricia-krank.blogspot.com/

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

WOOW.I just smile. a really nice transformation.... WONDERFUL :)
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karen@somewhatquirky said...

Love that transfer. With a black and white it seems much easier to do than the modpodge method.