I thought for sure I had a BEFORE shot of the cute little side table I found at the local Habitat ReStore, but I must not have. I hate when I forget to do that....it happens a lot. Sorry.
Anyway, I discovered after doing just a little research online that the little table is a bit of a collectible. It was only made in the 50's, so it's not really old or highly prized and it's not even one of the prettier designs, but it's still kinda sweet looking. It was a darkened walnut color originally, but I sanded the top down to the bare wood and just loved the wood grain design.
Here is the finished product. I decided to leave the top natural and do a distressed chalk paint finish for the rest. I have been seeing this all over so many blogs lately and love the look. The hubby doesn't care as much for the distressed part, but loves the top! The top has a French postage stamp design on it. I got the idea from . . . . Drats! I don't know what blog I found this inspiration at, but she did hers as a coffee table and she used a projector to hand draw her image onto her table and then she painted it. Ummmm....not this chick! Instead, I found a super easy technique that hits the 2 most important categories for me 1) EASY & 2) CHEAP! You use wax paper to print your design (reverse your image) on the waxy side of wax paper that has had the paper side adhered to a regular piece of paper before running through your printer. You then place the "wet" image onto your project and viola! You have this!
A couple of views of the cool postage stamp image I
transferred onto the top. I would have liked for it to be bigger, but I
still love it!!
Kinda the side view. Boy do my photog skills need some help!
I just love the grooves along the sides.
Some of the corner detail.
This table is going to my craft show in Nov. if it doesn't sell before then.
I hope to have another post for you again tomorrow with another project that uses this same technique, but it's a smaller home decor item made from a wooden handled box that I picked up at the Goodwill store. Again, I think I forgot to take a before picture, but I'll have to check.
God Bless and have a great day!
I am linking this post to Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Friday.