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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Claw Foot Table Makeover and French Script


What do claw feet and French script have to do with each other, you ask?
Well, read on and I will show you.

I was at Goodwill the other day and I found this AWESOME table...

I know, when you look at this before photo, it doesn't look very awesome.  I mean, it was kind of beat up, scratched up in places

and it had this smoked glass top with tape stuck all over it.  But those claw feet - it had potential and I knew I wanted it.

That smoked glass...I wasn't particularly crazy about it and that's where the French script comes in.  I went to The Graphics Fairy...Karen is awesome...I've used the word awesome entirely too many times already in this post.  Anyway, Karen has literally thousands of graphics that she so graciously shares with us so that we can make all of these fabulous projects.  I printed off a few of my favorites and then used them to decoupage onto the glass.  While the glass dried, I sanded the entire table, wiped it down then painted it with Rust-oleum Painter's Touch 2x spray paint in "winter gray."  Love that paint (it's awesome)!
Once the paint dried, I sanded down the edges to distress it a bit.  Then I went over the whole thing with Minwax Dark Walnut stain #2716 (small sections at a time) and wiped it off as I went.
Love these claw and ball feet
and curvy legs.

Here she is all finished!
  Another fun Goodwill makeover!
Oh and guess what?  I found another lamp to make over with mirror paint.  I actually already painted it and it's the one you see peeking out there on the table in the above photo.  Now I have matching lamps! 

Have a great day!
xo and God Bless,
Kathleen

12 comments:

Anne said...

that is fabulous - what a wonderful piece!

Patina said...

Gorgeous! I need to visit Goodwill. You have a great eye and I could use your help on an upcoming project!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Thank you both for your kind comments!

@Patina...thank you and I'd be happy to help!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a wonderful transformation! Thanks for sharing the details of how you accomplished this awesome update.

Just Simply Live said...

I love this. Great job

Kay Butler said...

Gorgeous, awesome makeover!! I am on the hunt for a lamp so I can use mirror spray and now I will have to look for a table. Thanks for sharing.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love what you did to the table. So creative and unique - beautiful! Linda

Suzann said...

That is so sweet!!! Love it

Suzann ~xoxo~

Ozma of Odds said...

...love, Love, LOVE how you turned this ordinary piece into a most lovely, functional piece of art:)
the color is fabulous!!
xo, Rosemary

Di said...

That turned our wonderful, love how you did the script. I wish I could find such great stuff at Goodwill! Di@cottage-wishes

Orlando Russian Girls Sisterhood said...

What a beautiful table you made! Could you please tell when you decoupaged table, did you glue paper under the glass or on top of it? I have similar table and would like to make something creative with it. Thank you!

Orlando Russian Girls Sisterhood said...

What a beautiful table you made! Could you please tell when you decoupaged table, did you glue paper under the glass or on top of it? I have similar table and would like to make something creative with it. Thank you!