Sunday, 4 September 2011

Coffee Table with a "Delicious" French Feel!

At last I have finished another piece of furniture! Laura (my daughter) hand painted this gorgeous vintage French sign onto the largest coffee table ever! what a centre piece this would make, alas too big for my living room so I will add it to my For Sale page.
This is a handmade antique pine table, which I have owned for many years. I sanded off the old wax and then Laura worked her magic on the top, copying a graphic from The Graphics Fairy. Once she had finished her bit I got to work and painted the bottom in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Old White, I then distressed, and waxed with clear Briwax and  Dark Brown Briwax, to give it an aged rustic look.  I then slightly distressed the art work with fine sand paper and waxed the top using the dark brown Briwax, and...

 This is what it looked like before...
I was in such a hurry to get started I forgot to take the "before" photo's, hence the top had already been sanded!
I have heaps of projects to do, will share some more very soon.
Bye for now...


  1. These pieces are really beautiful! Would you mind sharing which method you use to transfer? I have tried most ways with limited success, but yours are perfect! Thanks! New follower! ~Lori

  2. I love your coffee tables! I am actually working on one right now, but I have never done the typography on top & have been wanting to for a long time. I bought an overhead projector to print some "graphics fairy" images to paint on top, & I'm SUPER excited about it! But I wondered what kind of paint your daughter uses when she does the typography? Acrylic or laytex? Just curious if that makes a difference. If you can, let me know, thanks!