First I want to thank Denise at the Pink Postcard for featuring my trash to treasure caned chair make-over on her Transformations and Treasures No.16 Thank you so much!
This is a table that we found at our neighborhood garage sale for $3.00! It was a little rough, very wobbly, but cute with LOTS of potential. Mr. T was kind enough to take the whole thing apart so we could glue it all back together and make it nice and sturdy. I took advantage of this and painted it BEFORE he put it back together. Much easier!
I decided to go gray with this one! I painted the entire piece in a gray miss mix from Lowes. The edges of the table were painted white (hard to see in photo).
Then I added some distressing!
I decided to make this a "French" themed table. I took advantage of the cute shield design and the sides of the table and added a french graphic. I believe I found these at the Graphic Fairy, but I can't be for sure since I have had these saved to my computer for quite some time. None-the-less Karen has some GREAT graphics. Check her out!
I used the old fashioned method of transfer paper, a design and a pencil.
I removed the paper and transfer paper to reveal the traced design.
Once I had transferred my design, I then hand painted it in with a charcoal gray (black and white acrylic mixed together) and highlighted in white.
From there I lightly sanded over the design to give it a more worn feel.
Then I sealed the whole thing in Minwax Clear and antiqued it with Minwax Special Dark.
I think it turned out really cute!