Hello again, friend! Today is Themed Furniture Makeover Day, and the theme is “Words and Letters.” Every month, my friends and I each 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 painted table makeover with image transfer:
I’m not sure what decade this table is from (1960s?), but I learned that 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.
Update: Now I prefer Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for most of my painted furniture projects. Learn all about how to Chalk Paint furniture here in my beginner’s guide!
How to Add an Image Transfer to Furniture with a Projector
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 Annie Sloan’s 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