Saturday, 8 March 2014

Lady in Red, Dining Table Makeover

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I loved this table as soon as I saw it.  I love the shape of the legs.

Although I liked the grain of the wood, I knew I didn't want to strip it, I decided to paint it and leave some of the grain showing through.

Do you see the grain peeking through on the legs and the apron of the table.
I made stencils with my Silhouette machine, and stenciled the designs on.  That might sound easy, but in truth it took over 10 hours to choose a design, size it properly, pick out the coordinating design for the edges, cut it, prepare it for painting, etc.

But, you know me, once I have a vision in my mind, I need to carry it out.

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  1. Pretty amazing! I like the close up of the leg!

  2. Beautiful! Would you mind sharing what kind and color of paint and the technique
    you used? Also, it looks like you glazed or antiqued it, did you?

    1. I used "Red Letter Day" Beautitone wall paint, flat finish. I coated it with a semigloss outdoor waterbased finish. I didn't use any antiquing or glaze, I just brushed two coats on, leaving some of the dark wood showing through. I'm glad you like it, thanks for commenting.

  3. So cool! I love the peeks of woodgrain showing through. Another fantastic job Faye! :)

  4. Well Faye - you outdid yourself this time - it's GORGEOUS !!!
    Love the design on top - love the shade of red - it's just perfect!


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