Union Jack Table and the Birth of a Princess


Hi friends!  I’m going to start this off with a confession: this project was a big failure last week when I removed all the painter’s tape and discovered I had messed up the lines.  It turns out that painting a Union Jack is more difficult than I thought… have any of you tried it and made a mistake?  (Or is it just me?)

How a plain table was given a British makeover with the Union Jack flag.  girlinthegarage.net

I’ve wanted to paint the U.K. flag for awhile.  I’ve had more of a fondness for it since we visited London in 2013, but I didn’t want to emblazon it on the front of a huge piece of furniture – you know subtle is usually more my style.   😉   So when I saw the elegant curves on this table, I knew it was destined for a British makeover…

How a plain table was given a British makeover with the Union Jack flag.  girlinthegarage.net

It’s a total (but pretty cool) coincidence that Duchess Kate just gave birth to the new princess this weekend – did you hear what they named her?  I think it’s absolutely perfect.  <3

Okay, back to my Union Jack table makeover  – first I repaired the big crack on top with wood filler.

How a plain table was given a British makeover with the Union Jack flag.  girlinthegarage.net

Next I painted the entire table in Pure White Chalk Paint to give it a crisp, clean look.

I googled an image of the Union Jack flag, measured, marked, and started taping.

How a plain table was given a British makeover with the Union Jack flag.  girlinthegarage.net

And then I messed it up.

(The blue and red paint are Valspar samples that I already had from Lowe’s… Indigo Cloth and Posh Red.)

How a plain table was given a British makeover with the Union Jack flag.  girlinthegarage.net

Another day of taping, repainting, some clear wax, and then after a little distressing – it was done!  (Finally)

How a plain table was given a British makeover with the Union Jack flag.  girlinthegarage.net

How a plain table was given a British makeover with the Union Jack flag.  girlinthegarage.net How a plain table was given a British makeover with the Union Jack flag.  girlinthegarage.net How a plain table was given a British makeover with the Union Jack flag.  girlinthegarage.net

Before and After:

How a plain table was given a British makeover with the Union Jack flag.  girlinthegarage.net

What do you think of my Union Jack table makeover – and how do you like the name they chose for the new princess?

Congrats to the royal family!  (Not that they’re regular readers of my blog or anything, but you never know!  Ha)

Jen


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7 Comments on Union Jack Table and the Birth of a Princess

  1. Debbie
    May 4, 2015 at 2:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the table!!! And what perfect timing!!!!

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  2. Heather J
    May 4, 2015 at 3:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Your Union Jack table looks great! I love it! I totally agree that is the perfect size table for that design. Looks excellent!
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    • Jen
      May 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Heather!

      Reply
  3. Carol Paulus-Kalis
    May 5, 2015 at 12:05 am (2 years ago)

    I like your table very much. A couple of summers ago, I bought one like it at a flea market except mine is round instead of square. It has the same graceful legs and I fell in love with it immediately. It was painted with white chalk paint and distressed. I use it to hold a favorite plant of mine.

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  4. KATHLEEN WALSH
    May 5, 2015 at 12:12 am (2 years ago)

    What great timing you have a wonderful mind ….

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    • Jen
      May 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Kathleen!! 🙂

      Reply
  5. KATHLEEN WALSH
    May 9, 2015 at 1:21 am (2 years ago)

    I have been very busy but will keep you updated soon ,Kathleen

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