Sunday, August 7, 2011

Frenchy Side Table Part Deux

I purchased these matching side tables earlier in the year. I loved their shape and saw many possibilities.

In the spring I transformed the one into this antiqued gray blue beauty!

I truly loved how it turned out and was just tickled when a gentleman came and purchased it for his side table. I thought it was for his wife who was waiting out in the car but he said oh no it was his!:)

The sister table I have been working on for several months now because I easily get side tracked!:) I just finished it up. I decided to use a large stencil for this table and instead of just painting the stencil on I decided to outline it. 

Then I hand painted the design on with antiquing medium. This method took quite a bit longer but I really like how it turned out. ( Please ignore the dusty areas. I realized after I took the pics that some of my chalk dust from another project got on the table top before it was fully dry. Right after its photo shoot it went back out in the garage for a light sanding and re poly!)

This table I did in a sage green. I am kinda partial to greens.
I love the heavy glaze look that I accomplished with just stain! It takes much longer to dry than a normal glaze but so worth it. I am hoping this table will go quickly as well!

Here is my next victim!:)

Thanx for stopping by and hope your weekend was a great one!

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  1. Pamela, that one turned out great, too. Love the large stencil. Where do you sell your stuff?

  2. Beautiful, Pamela! Loving the sage green. Maybe that gentleman will come back and buy the second one!

  3. Great job! That table looks professional!

  4. both tables turned out so pretty, I really like the stencil designs you picked out

  5. Love them both. I love the big stencil, and the green. It looks fantastic. I am sure it will sell in a second. Hugs, Marty

  6. Pamela, that is an amazing transformation. You did a great job and the sage green is my favourite shade of green!

    Can't wait to see what you do with the next piece!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me.

    PS I stayed a little longer than usual on your blog so I could listen to that song 100 years-love it!

  7. Love it! It is beautiful! Love the stencil and the green is gorgeous. And, my idea was exactly the same as yours for my buffet! I had to laugh.....I shouldn't be surprised at all, huh?
    Great minds...LOL

  8. Very beautiful. Love the second table. . .the color is gorgeous thanks for sharing. Karie

  9. Wow those came out gorgeous Pamela! From plain old table to tres chic! great job!

  10. I love the finish of the green paint. Would you mind sharing your technique? What type of paint and glaze you use? Thanks!

  11. Beautiful job, Pamela! Love the new finish and stenciling. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work in the DIY Project Parade! ;)


  12. The tables aere gorgeous! You do good work. Love ths shape and how refinished them....Christine

  13. Your tables look wonderful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. What a great job on the tables, love the large stencil too!

  15. Those are both soooo gorgeous Pamela! You did a fabulous job on them and I can't wait to see what you do to the next "victim". LOL!

  16. This is STUNNING! The details are just fantastic. Absolutely gorgeous. I am pinning this for sure!

    I found you through Motivate Me Monday and am following you now!

    Come visit!


  17. Looks great, what a change!
    I'm your newest follower!

  18. Gorgeous! What an awesome job! Love everything about it!!!

  19. The first table has stolen my heart!

  20. Both tables are beautiful! Love the stencil design.

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  22. I'm in awe with how beautiful the finish is on your first table. LOVE the detail and overall color; great job!!!!

  23. Yeah! Great inspiration - I have been trying to figure out what to do with an old desk - this will be a perfect inspiration - just enough paint and stain to please all!

  24. The way you finished those tables is so creative. It's great when you can give new life to something old and tired.

    I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!

    I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

  25. Hi Pamela! I said it before, but I will say it again... Your tables rock! They really turned out beautiful. Thank you so much for linking up and partying at Home Savvy this week!

  26. Love love it!! You did a great job with both tables! Love the sage green!

  27. Morning Pamela,
    Really in love with the little table in the last cute !

    Lovely end tables...well done.

    Janet xox

  28. wow- those are beautiful! the designs on the top are stunning- you did a fantastic job!

  29. My, my, my. I would NOT have looked twice at the tables in the first photo. And yours?? TOTALLY GORGEOUS! They don't even look like they have the same lines as the originals, you did an outstanding job. I am sure you will do a fabulous job with your next 'victim!' Now that looks like a nice piece, so I can only imagine how great you will make it. I will have to remember to come back to see.

  30. where did you get the large stencil??
    thanks, love the table!!!


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