First she got a good going over with liquid sand paper to knock the sheen down. Then she got a base coat of a dark taupe brown. I wanted to layer my paints. Next she got two coats of Old Ochre by Annie Sloan followed by French Linen also by Annie Sloan just on her trim.
Next I perused Pinterest for some images and documents in the taupe and gray colors. I found this gorgeous cameo and some wonderful old documents from a fashion fair. I even found a label to apply to the back. The old furniture had paper labels affixed and I thought it was a nice finishing touch. To affix my documents and the portrait, I used my favorite transfer method of reverse mod podge. When it was all finished, I sanded her back to give her a distressed antique look and then waxed her with clear wax.
I love how this table turned out. It's a lovely little accent table and is a great neutral piece despite all that it has going on.
It's so fun to transform a piece that has good lines.
She'll be at the next Little French Flea Market in November.
Thanks for your visit.
I may be partying at...
Fridays French Country Cottage My Romantic Home Miss Mustard Seed