This table came from this. . . . . . .
Remember in the late 90's and early 2000's, it was popular to marbleize wood. I had painted this faux marble top for this table that my mother gave to me. I love it's style and I painted this one by hand cause it was time for an update.
After doing the transfer, I noticed that some of the image came off with the rubbing too, but I wanted to keep the distressed look and not fill in with black marker, and some of the paint came off too, which is another element I liked for the look. I have been very excited about the process of transferring images onto furniture. I have used tutorials from a few different blogs. but the one I most used is from: The Consigner Designer blog as she gives a really good tutorial on this process.
I love the design of this base.
And then I painted up this little side table (below) to look kind of like the one in the turorial.
I did not get a picture of it before I spray painted it.
Okay, yes that is a brand new close-up of another one of my very cute granddaughters. Her name is Kinley Paige.
And as far as the image on the table goes, I am seeing this a lot lately all over blog land and it does come from The graphics fairy of course, and it is the one The consigner designer used in her tutorial for her table.
Time to paint this coffee table, and I didn't get a picture before I started, so here is one in the process. I hand painted this one too.
For this one I just put a glaze on afterwards, and did not distress the paint! There was not a handle on this table, but I added one that I painted with hammered iron from rust-0-leum, which is one of my favorite spray
paints, and you can see from the picture above that I used it to spray the old urn I found.
and check out the burlap runner I fabric transferred onto.
a close-up of the sign that was transferred.
The new bird nest urn!
. . . a birds eye view of the bird nest that sits on top of the urn.
I even used the hammered iron to spray two finials that sit on my top shelf.
The shelf on the right side of the fireplace.
Now, I was sure I took before pictures of these little side tables I have painted white, that use to be cherry wood, but don't know what happened to those images, but here is the re-done version of those.
the urn got attacked by the spray paint too!
Love that distressed look
I found this old suitcase at a yard sale and some one had done some cutesie tole painted teddy bears on the sides, so I knew what I had to do. Again I use the hammered iron spray paint and painted it first then covered with this pretty french paper. I have been looking for one of these at sales and finally found one.
And one more thing for this post. Remember a few posts back when I found a fun plastic wall urn from the 70's at a sale. Well I did one of my faux mercury glass treatment on it and hung it up. I am in love with it!
Have a super good weekend to all my blogging friends.
I have so many more projects for this living room of mine. Stay tuned for more shabby
decor coming your way from Something Special. I just need to take a little bit of a break! lol
I am linking up to these "linky parties"