Monday, January 23, 2012

Vintage Foyer Table

Hello everyone I hope your week has started out great.  I wanted to share this darling table I picked up from a friend.  She had asked me over to look at a vintage bedroom suit and I saw this sad little table sitting to the side and asked about it.  She said “Oh, you don’t want that old piece.” She couldn’t believe me when I said that was just the sort of furniture I liked. lol

Here it is finished.


Now here is the before.


Sad huh?  The veneer on the top peeled right off and the stain was mostly gone so a little scrubbing was all it needed.

The first step was to paint the piece in ASCP “Old White."

The trim around the top and bottom shelf I painted gold.
Also, I had promised on FB to share a new transfer method I just tried out and guess what?  I love it!  I used a transfer paper called “TAP” (Transfer Artist Paper) and it will supposedly transfer on wood, glass, cloth, metal just about anything.  Of course I had to be different and try the only thing it didn’t list.  I wanted to transfer onto painted wood.

Here’s how the paper looks its quit heavy.


It comes in regular 8” x 11 1/2” sheets and you print onto the white side.  If you would like to by some go here. I chose a beautiful French label from who else but The Graphics Fairy.


The image printed out beautifully, notice I printed it out in reverse so it would transfer properly.

Next I pre-heated my iron, according to the instructions, to the highest, dry setting; centered my image; and started ironing it quickly all over never staying in one place (except when I tried to take a picture with my left hand lol) for long.


It took only a few seconds for the image to transfer and I carefully peeled it back only to see it had been too hot and bubbled the paint in places, and in other places did not transfer.


Obviously the setting was too hot for transferring to painted wood.  I applied a small rose to the center of the bottom shelf and used a cooler setting going from linen to cotton but it was still a little too hot.  My next project I will set it to medium or even a cooler setting and it should do just fine.

Well, I was upset at first but the more I looked at it and worked with it the more I liked it.  I wanted a worn, vintage look and the bubbles and missing pieces were working for me, and it looked like normal wear and tear.


I decided to go a step further and add an antique crackle glaze.



When the crackle dried  I applied a light coat of “Old White” again to activate it.  Gosh, for such a little table it sure is making for a large post!  In love

Next, to age it even more I applied an Expresso antique glaze and wiped it off with a damp rag as I did not want the finish to be very dark.



To finish I applied a coat of clear wax, then distressed, and then applied another coat of clear wax with a little dark wax here and there to seal the table.

So there you have it a pretty, shabby chic table that looks vintage and time worn.

Hope you enjoyed this little table and that the “TAP” comes in handy for you on the next project. Princess

Be sure to link up your latest project at Transformed Tuesday! We can't wait to see what you've been up too.

OM Gosh I just found out my blog has been featured again! Linda over at Coastal Charm just featured my end table from this post on her Nifty Thrifty Tuesday's.  Thanks so much Linda.

I’m sharing with the following lovely ladies:


Totally Tutorials Tuesday

Feathered Nest Friday

shabby creek cottage

Furniture Feature Fridays

The Shabby Nest

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special
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Sunday's Best Linky Party!

Totally Tutorials Tuesday


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh looks great...I will go over and check out this paper. Hop over today because you have been featured at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY...please fel free to grab my starfish featured button for your blog and thank you for coming to my party.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful makeover, I love it!!

WhyCuzICan said...

Very creative and glad that TAP works for you. I've been reading about it, but haven't tried it yet.

Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois
Visiting from BRAG MONDAY at GraphicsFairy

Mari said...

Woweeee an amazing transformation, you gave this sweet little table, looks amazing my friend love the image you have chosen for your little table :) just beautiful!


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Amazing! Isn't it funny that we like to take something old and refinish it to look old again! Well done!
I am having a giveaway of a digital scrapbook software program, if interested, stop by to enter!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Sometimes are mistakes turn into pretty mishaps! I love the little table and the image is just perfect.

I tried doing that once with another kind of iron on paper and it did okay but it also lifted some of the paint.

I'll keep trying.


Heaven's Walk said...

It actually looks GREAT torn and distressed like that! LUV it! Your table turned out beautifully! :)

xoxo laurie

Cynthia said...

This is just lovely! The graphic you chose is just perfect!

Pamela said...

What a fabulous project!

Peggy said...

Hi Peggy,
I am definitely going to try the transfer paper - your table turned out beautifully!

EnchantedBella said...

What a wonderful little table. I just finished painting a table similar to yours and I think it needs something more. I think I just found what I am goint to do. Thank you. Rebecca

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is adorable! i love the idea of transfer paper onto it- how smart!

Shannon said...

Found you on Faded Charm~your title caught my eye! I'm going to check out this paper as I have a couple of projects that I want to transfer on! Thanks for sharing.

The Decorating Diaries said...

Sometimes "mess-ups" turn out to be a good thing. I love your table and can't wait to try that paper!


Kammy's Korner said...

ooooo pretty! Especially loving the crackle finish!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm a fan of imperfection, so I love the distressed finish. Nice makeover.

Lori said...

You are this idea and will have to try it. I am always doing decoupage...I like this better. I'm following you, so stop by and follow back so we can keep in touch...Lori

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, what a beauty! Nicely done!

Charlotte Wilson said...

When I used Citra solve to transfer my image, the same thing happened to me...the paint bubbled and blistered. It was not the look I was going for, so I sanded it and did my transfer with tissue paper.
Isn't this fun!

Gloria Rodriguez said...

Wonderful, I love this project.

Special 'K' said...

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cathy@my1929charmer said...

Cute table. Never heard of the transfer paper before. But since I didn't have much luck with other transfer methods I will try this one. I like the "worn" look, don't like perfect anything and fits the style of the table better. Love the shabby chic table with little bit of age. Thanks for showing us how. Also, Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best party!

Unknown said...

Your table looks beautiful! I haven't heard of this method, may just give it a try! I'm now a follower!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try the transfer method. Love your table and all of your beautiful pieces at the King's Ransom! Live in Shreveport and need to make another trip there soon. :)

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Thanks Kathy, I love to hear from local followers and am honored that you like my furniture make overs. Have a great week. I've added you to my circle. Peggy

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