Happy Thursday friends. I did this project a couple of weeks ago, and just now is it making “le debut” here. This table was part of a whole bunch of furniture I bought from Emma’s neighbor. It was his Grandmother’s, and it was filling his garage. He gave me the lot of it for $50! I felt like I was on a show where you win a storage container full of furniture for the lowest bid.
The table had some funky look to it. Kind of like “bumpers” at the knees. I was at a loss as to how to redoux it, until Emma suggested black and white, and instead of downplaying the knee knockers, highlight them!
The chairs were part of a several pieces of furniture that were free to me from a good friend. The buffet that I made into an entertainment center can be seen HERE.
Here is le before, chair is camera shy.
Now for the fun part. I chose two graphics from the Graphics fairy. I printed them on Wax Paper and did the rub transfer method. This is the cheapest, easiest way to get a transfer to furniture. It comes off faded, so if you are looking for super crisp, then this isn’t your method.
I sanded the entire piece in 320 grit sandpaper. Then used CeCe Caldwell’s 1 00% clear wax to seal it. Let me tell you, you would be hard pressed to find a smoother surface than this one. Cece Caldwell’s paints sand so super fine, and when waxed, the surface is like butta!
I added black and white ticking to the chairs for the pads. I wasn’t sure this table would find the right owner too quickly. It is “Unique” . Last Paris Flea, I unloaded it from my car, it was in my space for not even 5 minutes and it SOLD! That is my kind of happy ending.
I just hope the new owners don’t have knees that are the same height as those big bumpers.