What’s the coolest thing you’ve found for super cheap at a yard sale?
I’ve found lots of antique and vintage treasures: cameras, typewriters, a microscope, French books, some really unique furniture, and so much more.
This little table is just pretending to be vintage, but it’s well-made and handmade (I assume, from all the pencil markings and measurements on the underside). Can you believe someone was selling this for less than you’d spend for lunch out?
Those beautiful legs and the shape of the top had me at Hello. But the paint job was a little strange.
Since we’re friends, I’m going to tell you a secret. This table sat in my garage for a looong time waiting for me to get around to it. Then one day I was cleaning out the overstuffed garage and I thought to myself, this table is already painted. I really want to get it out of here, so I’m going to take it to my booth and see if it will sell as-is. Fast forward about a year, and no it never sold. Ha! Have you ever done something like that?
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So I brought it back home and knew it would be perfect for this clock stencil I got from WallMasque Stencil Company. I love this stencil because it’s designed as a French clock and different than any others that I’ve seen.
First I painted the table in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – Country Grey. Then I centered and taped the stencil with FrogTape Delicate Surface.
I used my pouncer to gently apply black paint and fill in the holes.
Next it was time to add the clock hands.
I lightly sanded it and finally used both clear and dark wax to give it more depth and age. Read this post to learn more about using dark wax to make a piece look older.
Isn’t it crazy how something you waited ages to paint finally comes together in just a day or two?
Here’s a closer view of the top:
How do you like the WallMasque Old Clock Stencil? I think it’s just perfect for this fancy little clock table makeover. And the glass bottles that I painted and embellished a couple years ago are still looking pretty fab if I do say so (although my finger bumped the key off the taller one and I need to glue it back on)…
The little lady’s head is a new treasure from thrifting this weekend. I may have to keep her instead of taking her to my booth. 😉
Here’s a closeup of how the dark wax accentuates the details:
I do think that sometimes stencils are overdone, but on the right piece they can really make it a showstopper!
I took this table back to my booth yesterday, and hopefully it won’t sit there for another year. 😉
Guys, this is the final Themed Furniture Makeover Day for this year.
Visit my friends’ posts below to see their creative Words themed makeovers: