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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Romantic Florentine Accent Table

Now that I'm finished with my actual flea markets for a few months, I have a little more time to photograph and share my projects.  I'm experimenting with watercolor effects and combining them with my reverse mod podge and stenciling projects.  
This table was my first such attempt.  I started with a base coat of Old White.  This is a fabulous vintage table that could be used as a sofa table, a vanity or just a sweet little accent table, and it could be used just about anywhere.  I selected a beautiful 18th century painting that I found on Pinterest.  It's on my Pinterest art board if you would like to save it to one of your boards.

I also copied a beautiful Anna Griffin file folder and cut out her rose pattern to use around the edges of this piece.  Then I used two acrylic paints and watered them down and applied them randomly on the table top.  I chose two complementary colors that went with my image.  When the paint dried, I used one of my favorite scrolly stencils and applied it randomly on the table top.  This gorgeous stencil is from Wall Masque Stencils.  I found it on Etsy.  This is a very layered effect just like the old Florentine tables my mother had when I was a child.
To complete the look, I applied the water colors to the legs and the apron of the table.  

I also completed another little accent table this week by literally cutting and pasting a rose swag on another beautiful piece of art I found on Pinterest and a lovely piece of typography that I embellished with more cut out roses.  Once I applied these images to my table top, I used one of my new French poem stencils by DecoArt.  Our Joann's is not carrying these beautiful stencils yet, but I ordered mine from Home Depot on line.  The shipping was free and the stencils are a steal at 6.98 each.
This was another simple project.
I also want to remind everyone this is the fourth weekend of the month and that means The Little French Flea Market warehouse sale is going on.  If you are in the area, please stop by.  I will be doing a post very soon to share with you all the great things we have to offer.
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The Polka Dot Closet said...

Maggie, amazing amazing!!! They are both heirloom works of art! I had no idea Home Depot was selling stencils even if it is just online....Yes, the stencil was a steal!!! I have got to try your your transfer method!!!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The are both beautiful tables, Maggie! I love the unusual shape to the first one. Your painting really enhanced both pieces and the images you used.

Susie said...

Maggie, I love your tables. I have never seen a table like that narrow one before. It is one of a kind. xoxo,Susie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are fabulous! You always know just what to do with these pieces of furniture. Love that stencil.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Maggie, your tables are gorgeous. Your technique is awesome and these turned out fabulous. The stencil is beautiful. Love how you used the coloring.
Wish I was close enough to attend the sale.
Our Home Depot doesn't have the stencils yet or the DecoArt chalk Paints but I found them at Micheal's.
Have a great weekend.

Bliss said...

So you just mod podge right over the top of the whole thing?

rkramadh said...

I love this piece! I had mentioned in my comments some time ago that HD has gorgeous stencils. Looks like you have the same source :) For those of you looking for the stencils, it's online that you can order the stencils and they ship free.