Also, to Amy and Emily at Sisters of the Wild West, thanks for featuring my Number 5 table as well. I'm so happy with all the great comments I've gotten on this table. Their blog is yet another one I read everyday. And their link party is always full of great ideas. Thanks girls!
Now on to a project I've been working on for a few days. I picked this beauty up off the side of the road. The broken glass and duct tape made for a scary looking table; but throw that away and underneath was an ugly duckling just wanting to turn into the swan.
This was a pretty straight forward project. I painted the table in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and distressed it just a bit. It sat for a few days while I was thinking... (scary, I know :-)) The table seemed a little boring and I knew it needed some sort of kick. Then I came across a project at Red Hen Home. She had put a graphic of an old french postcard on the top of a coffee table and BAM!!! That's exactly what my table needed!!!
I went to The Graphics Fairy, a fabulous blog full of vintage images, to find the postcard graphic. I printed out the graphic and my great friend Kerry lent me her projector.
I was a bit scared to paint the image on the table because of the wording and fine lines. But the nice thing about the "shabby" look is that nothing has to be perfect! It just needs to look good when it's done.
I'm really getting into adding a little flair to table tops. I figure this way it will look nice whether you have something on top of the table or not. Two for the price of one :-)
I can't believe tomorrow is August 1st! It's been smoking hot here and the kids are starting to get restless. There's only so much swimming you can do. School starts in only 19 days. Are you ready?
I will be listing this table on my Items for Sale page soon. I'm also going to be a part of the Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival at the end of August! More information to come soon! Have a great week everyone!!!
I am also linking up to Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style and Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday. Another great week of inspiration I'm sure. Take a look!