French Love Letter Table Makeover – Themed Furniture Day


How to paint a French love letter table makeover - a Themed Furniture Makeover Day project with 20 other bloggers.  girlinthegarage.net

I can’t hardly believe it’s time for another Themed Furniture Makeover Day already, can you?  If you’re new around here, TFMD happens once a month and 15-20 of us DIY bloggers all share some kind of furniture makeover based on a theme.  (See all of my previous TFMD projects HERE.)

This month’s theme is Small Table Makeovers… not too difficult, right?  Small tables are usually in abundance at thrift stores and yard sales – this one I picked up at an estate sale.

How to paint a French love letter table makeover - a Themed Furniture Makeover Day project with 20 other bloggers.  girlinthegarage.net

Here are my painting supplies:

How to paint a French love letter table makeover - a Themed Furniture Makeover Day project with 20 other bloggers.  girlinthegarage.net

I also used this French Love Letter stencil from Royal Design Studio.

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I primed everything first with two coats, but the bottom shelf still had really bad bleed-through.  I really have no idea why- Zinsser is a really good primer so I have to think that it was just something wonky with the table being old and in someone’s basement for a long time.  So that’s when my all-white table idea turned into a black-and-white table.

Then I painted the stencil just as shown above, without paying attention that it was meant to overlap on a larger surface (hence the incomplete sentences in the 3rd and 4th lines).  So I had to paint over half of the script that I had just stenciled and then realigned and painted the last two lines so that they make sense.

Dang – small tables are supposed to be easy, aren’t they?  😉

How to paint a French love letter table makeover - a Themed Furniture Makeover Day project with 20 other bloggers.  girlinthegarage.net

I also did some light distressing.

Thankfully I think it turned out beautiful and you can’t even tell the problems that I had while painting it.

How to paint a French love letter table makeover - a Themed Furniture Makeover Day project with 20 other bloggers.  girlinthegarage.net

How to paint a French love letter table makeover - a Themed Furniture Makeover Day project with 20 other bloggers.  girlinthegarage.net

Here’s a Before and After if you’d like a side-by-side:

How to paint a French love letter table makeover - a Themed Furniture Makeover Day project with 20 other bloggers.  girlinthegarage.net

Do you have any small tables waiting for a makeover?

Be sure to check out all the inspiration from my friends below!

* See all of my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint advice and makeovers HERE *

Jen


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19 Comments on French Love Letter Table Makeover – Themed Furniture Day

  1. Paula@SweetPea
    May 21, 2015 at 7:47 am (2 years ago)

    What a great end result. You’d never know that you had trouble with this. The french love quote is perfect for this table’s top. Are you keeping this or will it go to your shop?
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  2. Wendi @ H2OBungalow
    May 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm (2 years ago)

    This is such a sweet table! I’d love to see it in a feminine dressing are or a pretty entry. You pulled off a good save too…it looks perfect in black and white:)
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  3. KATHLEEN WALSH
    May 21, 2015 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I want to hang out with you ! seriously you really can find the great finds . When I think of all the furniture I got rid of it make me sick.Have fun and show us the finished work..Kathleen

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  4. Beth
    May 21, 2015 at 5:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Jen,
    I love this! You did a beautiful job. 🙂

    Beth

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  5. Shanna Gilbert
    May 22, 2015 at 12:40 am (2 years ago)

    Gorgeous! I think the black on the bottom worked out perfectly! It does always seem like it’s the simplest project that alway go wrong!
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  6. Amy Rattleff
    May 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Great job turning that table into a classic beauty!

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    • Jen
      May 25, 2015 at 11:06 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much Tami! Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend!

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    • Jen
      May 25, 2015 at 11:05 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Rose! 🙂

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  7. Kim
    May 24, 2015 at 10:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Love it!

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