Saturday, March 31, 2012

Paint and Aggravation

I hope I'm not alone.  I just finished a new piece and started to prep the pictures for the blog.  What pictures?   You mean I never took "before" shots?  And I never took "during" shots??  ARRG!

So, today I only have "after" shots.  And they're not especially great.

Anyway, I bought this cute little table from another vendor in my mall.  I originally thought I'd paint the center in blackboard paint.  But I changed my mind.  I was inspired by some of the pieces done by Rosemary at Villabarnes.   So I gave it two coats of Paris Gray, then dry brushed it in Old White.  

I grabbed a great French graphic from Karen at The Graphics Fairy and used the freezer paper method for transferring the image.  You can read about that here.  

The freezer paper method was new to me.  I've done a few other image transfers using carbon paper.  (You can see those here).  I had a couple of spots that were too wet and the image blurred.  A little touch up with some paint and a sharpie did the trick.  I love the way it turned out.

I think it's worth the aggravation!

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driftwoodesign said...

Your table and graphic are very cute. Great work!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

1House1Couple said...

Awesome! I do not even care not seeing the before. What matters most is how beautiful this one is. Good job! :)


p.s. I found you through Lori's blog at bleak2unique. I'm your newest linky follower! if you want you can linky follow me back at :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very cute, Cyndi. The finish works nicely with this piece. Thanks for the shout out.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Really turned out so nice, love it! Visiting from The Delectable Home!

Isabelle Thornton said...

Well i love it!!! You did a great job! I would love to have one!

I would love if you link this and French posts you have to my French Obsession party on Monday! My readers would love it!


Isabelle Thornton said...

Newest follower :)
Come follow me back please :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

It's beautiful. I've seen many transfers and am going to try this one with the freezer paper. Thanks for the tip!

Jamie said...

Wow! You're table is beautiful! I've only tried the freezer paper method on fabric and failed miserably. I can't wait to try this on a piece of furniture sometime soon. ~ Jamie

Christine @ Park House Love said...

I think the fact that it blurred ended up a blessing in disguise as I like the distressed/aged look to the graphic. Great job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful job! i love the finish you gave it!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow the table is beautiful. You did an awesome job. Rosemary truly is a inspirational and now so are you. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.


All Things Chic 2 said...

Very creative!!!
Your newest follower!!!
Stop by for a visit sometime!!!
Happy Holt week...
Blessings Lori

All Things Chic 2 said...

Let's try this again...
Happy Holy week!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

I forget to take before pictures all the time! No worries b/c the after pictures are showing off one pretty piece!

Take care,


Tisha said...

I love this! I think we must have been on the same wavelength this week - I did a chalkpaint project in a light gray with a Graphics Fairy French transfer too (I just have gotten around to posting it yet). But I didn't do the freezer paper and I love the way yours turned out! Thanks for linking up.

Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

Great job Cyndi! I love how it turned out. Come check out your feature on this weeks Restyled Sundays

Bliss said...

Very cute, I love everything I see with graphics.