Today is October’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day, and the theme is “Words and Letters.”
Every month, 15-20 of my friends and I all create a new furniture makeover with a different theme. (See all of my past TFMD projects HERE.)
It’s a lot of fun, and sometimes we have to push ourselves out of our comfort zones.
Here’s the Before of my table makeover:
I’m not sure what decade this table is from (1960s?), but the Leick Furniture Company was founded in 1910 and is still in business today.
I painted it in the same grayish latex paint that I used on my distressed stenciled round table a couple weeks ago.
Next I found the perfect French graphic from The Graphics Fairy and printed it onto transparency paper.
Then I used my overhead projector and traced everything with a pencil onto the top of the table (which is pretty hard to do without bumping it halfway through… *ahem*).
Then I took turns using three different Sharpies to go over the pencil.
It took a little while. 😉
Finally I erased any pencil lines that were still showing, protected it all with clear wax, and updated the hardware.
You can find my tutorial where I painted these glass bottles HERE – they’re one of my favorite non-furniture DIY projects.
I think this table looks so much more chic now!
Wait… there’s a surprise…
This table has a twin!
You can also find 23 more French themed DIY projects HERE.
Don’t forget to visit my friends’ themed furniture makeovers below!
– Jen, Girl in the Garage