Thursday, January 2, 2014

Retro Table Le Grand

This was a simple makeover.  I love the clean lines of this little desk table.  It would be a great nightstand.  It started out as a wood table.  My husband painted it Old White and I added some black and white French graphics to the top.  The knob was broken so I used a black glass knob.  
I thought the black knob added a little more sophistication than the plain wood knob that it came with.
I used my go-to transfer method, the reverse Mod Podge.  You can see the tutorial here.   It's inexpensive, easy and quick.
Here are the images I used.  I found them on Pinterest.
After doing several of these reverse transfers, I have learned a few tricks.  If you find that you have a bit of paper fuzz left after you remove the paper, use light sand paper to just knock off the fine layer on the top of the image.  Then use a little clear wax.  The wax brings back the crispness of the image.  I always seal my projects with Deft Satin lacquer.  It leaves a nice smooth finish.
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13 comments:

White Lace and Promises said...

Maggie,
Sweet table. Hope your new year is a happy one with hope, health, and promise.

May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You,

Bonnie

Deb Hrabik said...

What a crisp and clean transfer! I pinned your tutorial. I haven't tried the laser copy, just the ink jet. Thanks for sharing!
Deb@LakeGirlPaints

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Really cute table, Maggie. You find the neatest pieces! Lynda

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You are the master of design transfer, Maggie! Nicely done, and the black glass knob really dresses up your table.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Maggie! I love the images you used.

A Paris Flea said...

You are fantastic at reverse Mod Podge. This cute little table looks as if it were stenciled! Pinned the graphics to my board Words...thanks. Best~~~Mickie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

As always Maggie...It's perfect! Wish I had someone to paint my furniture lol!

Carol

Donna said...

What a beautiful table, Maggie! The graphic is tres chic, and I love the glass knob you added. You sure are a pro with the image transfer technique! I've not tried in ages, as I never had any luck with it. But seeing all of your pretty pieces almost makes me want to try again:)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love your blog and the work you do with your makeovers. I've added you to my bloglist so I don't miss a post!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Simple is good! In this case, it's also beautiful!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It's beautiful Maggie. You’re so good with Mod Podge.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Love it. You did an amazing job with that gorgeous table.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Beautiful table! So you use the Deft over the wax? I think you told me you use the spray?