Sunday, July 31, 2011

Many Many Thanks and My Postcard Table

I need to start out with some big THANK YOU's to a few other great bloggers. First, to Rachel at Holy Craft blog. She featured my Number 5 table on Wednesday. A big heart-felt thanks to her! Holy Craft is a great read and I look forward to checking it out everyday!

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!


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Suzy said...

I love it! Makes me want to hunt down a table like this just to give it a try. Great color choice.

Maury said...

Love this! What a great idea. I'm seriously impressed with your painting skills! Visiting you from Savvy Southern Style!

Linda said...

Hi Colleen! I love your project! Turned out beautifully and I'm inspired! Hopped over from Savvy Southern Style and am looking forward to reading more...I am a new follower!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks so good. thanks for sharing at Wow.

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love it. I can't believe you painted it. Good job!

vignette design said...

Your project turned out beautifully. Love the originality of it. Awesome job!

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

OMG, I saw your table on savvy southern style! I have the EXACT SAME TABLE ~ 2 of them ~ in my bonus room! I picked up mine at a garage sale for a couple bucks each and painted them boring black (goes with everything) ~ but now I'm inspired to shake things up a bit! What are the chances of seeing the exact same vintage side tables???

Love how you fixed it up ;o)

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the table! The color is beautiful and that postcard image is to die for!I'm now going to be driving down the road with my eyes peeled looking for treasure!Thanks for the inspiration! New follower here.

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

I love this! It is really that easy? I have the duck paint, and a table, I just need the courage!!

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

This is fab! I love it! That post card graphic is one of my favorites ever!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
My kitchen is featured in the current (September 2011) Romantic Homes magazine!!! Stop by my website for more info!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is THE coolest table I have ever seen in my life.

janet said...

Just lovely Colleen!

Janet xox vis WOW!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I can paint but when it's time to pull out a projecter I'm done

It looks great

Melissa said...

It turned out great!

vintageshabbychicks said...

I just absolutely love this table!! So wish I had a projector. Thanks for sharing :-)) Julie

Pattie said...

Found you over at Kim... Just wanted to stop by and tell you that this is such a great table you made... I love it....


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