Thursday, October 17, 2013

Documented Table in Reverse Mod Podge

I found this cute little table at a local sale.  It started life as a Bombay House table so it's not old, but she had great bones so I decided to do a project with her.
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.

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16 comments:

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

She's gorgeous and she sure has great bones. I love the colors and the labels you added.

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

It looks old to me! and, I love the back as much as the front. Love the colors!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love, love, love, the cameo, she is one gorgeous piece! The colors are pperfect!

Carol

Amanda said...

Oh my! I just love this piece! Absolutely charming!!
Blessings,
Amanda

Amanda said...

Oh my! I just love this piece! Absolutely charming!!
Blessings,
Amanda

A Paris Flea said...

You made her gorgeous! Love the cameo and her pretty little legs.
happiness~~~Mickie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's beautiful, Maggie! I love the images you used.

Brenda Young said...

Gorgeous Redo Maggie, I am in love! Never tried reverse Mod Podge transfer, will have to give it a go seeing how this turned out!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

This is just SO lovely! It am sure it will sell quickly!

Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

It looks old now. Very unique!

Vintage/Retro Collectables said...

You've done a great job on this, Maggie!

Susie said...

Maggie, Your little table is just as cute coming as going. You out did yourself on it. Love how you paint. xoxo,Susie

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

That is just beautiful and I love the colors and the labels. Can you believe I still have not tried this technique? I don't know what I'm afraid of. I have several pieces ready to do it on. I'm such a chicken...LOL! Glad you're not!

Jennelise said...

It looks amazing! I love the lady decal! What a pretty piece! You did a fabulous job!
Jennelise

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

This piece won't last long, Maggie! I love the cameo image you used on the front and the paint colors, too.

Ruth Lutz said...

Maggie,
Just found your blog and stopped to investigate when I saw this lovely table... turns out I own the very same table! My husband and I purchased it about 12 years ago from Bombay. Although it is a bit formal and dark for my taste, I always loved the lines of the piece. Now I know exactly what to do to integrate it into our cottage-inspired home!
Warm regards,
Ruth