It’s Saturday of our Labour Day weekend and I am finally getting in a “Let’s get at it!” mood. Jet lag and fuzzy brain have caused some serious procrastination at my house this past week. Before I start to use my new toys from yesterday’s post, I thought I would finish up a little project I started before our vacations.
I picked up this cute little table off an auction site called MaxSold.com along with a couple other items for $5. I love the oval pie crust top and the interesting detail of the base. I wonder if it might have been part of a nesting table set due to the curved support bar at the bottom. It was my latest Home Made Chalk Paint project. The recipe I use is 2/3 paint and 1/3 calcium carbonate with a bit of water. I mix the calcium carbonate and water to make a smooth paste then I gradually add the paint and stir until nice and smooth. Apparently you can use any paint. For this I used ceiling paint in BM Navajo White. It happens to be the shade of all the trim and ceilings in my home so if I keep this table, it should blend in.
I wanted to make this table unique by trying my hand at transferring a graphic on to the top. Being the crazy, procrastinating researcher, I finally decided to try a Mod Podge transfer method since I had a jar of it. Karen at The Graphics Fairy has amazing FREE vintage graphics. I selected a Patisserie or bakery sign. The graphic must be printed in reverse and on a laser printer for this method.ere is the table painted, lightly distressed and ready to go. Note the fancy dollar store art brush. It literally took me a couple of minutes to paint the Mod Podge on over the printed parts then turn over and smooth out the paper. I initially used my finger and then really smoothing it out with the top of a Glysomed hand cream jar that happened to be handy.
All the websites say the hardest part is waiting for it to thoroughly dry. They were right! I had to hide it in my office so I would stop looking at it and went off to work on something else.
After waiting about 6 hours and I just HAD TO find out if I was successful AND OMG!! It is amazing!!!! SO fun! SO EASY! And one of the things I did while I was waiting was prep another table for another graphic. I may be hooked!
The potential is amazing! Colour photo copies! Photos! What do you think would be fun to try?
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