Sunday, 8 July 2012

Coffee Table with French Graphic

This is the 4th time I have done this graphic on a coffee table, it is just so perfect for a chunky wooden table.  This time I have painted the underneath section and legs in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Old Ochre, which is a lovely warm cream.  As I was going for the cream theme I asked Laura to paint the graphic in brown rather than black like she has before, I thought it would make a change and make the graphic more subtle. The graphic can be found over at the Graphics Fairy
Well I have to admit it may be the 4th time we have done it - but its definitely my favourite! I forgot to take a before pic, basically it was just a pine coffee table, very solid and in very good condition, it had a lot of wax on it though so I had to scrub it down with sugar soap, when it was dry I sanded it really well, starting with coarse grade and ending up with fine grade sanding discs on my orbital sander.  It was then ready for the graphic, once Laura had finished the graphic I stained the top with a mixture of light oak and Jacobean walnut, afterwards I used Danish oil, I gave it about 3 layers to make it resistant to water or any potential marks from coffee cups etc.  I waxed over the Old Ochre painted legs with clear wax.
I am off to France for a week on Wednesday, whilst I'm there I will be looking for some opportunities to find some inspiration for my blog, so hopefully I will have some interesting things to show when I get back. I also have some great projects lined up for when I get back as well and will be sharing some exciting news too!
Bye for now 


  1. Beautiful! I love how this turned out!!!

  2. I love it! You've inspired me to try this. I have the perfect table for it. :)

  3. Love the table CJ - I've used this graphic too, great isn't it !

  4. Oh, meant to say - I like the corbel in the basket !

  5. love this and I have used this graphic the script....check out a table and chairs I did, all the best...

  6. love that coffee table~!

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  7. Wow, so excited to have found your blog! I too love painted graphics on furniture and love the assortment Karen has at The Graphics Fairy. I also love MMS Milk Paint and painting with ASCP and other furniture paints. Have just subscribed to your blog and will look for you on Facebook. Greetings from Brisbane, Australia.