This week I finally finished the twin to the Table Makeover with French Perfume Graphic that I showed you guys two weeks ago. I’m happy I have a pair that coordinates now, and these look perfect together! (There’s a photo of both tables together at the bottom of this post.)
Here’s a reminder of the Before:
I used the same gray Valspar paint and the same new hardware as the other table.
I chose a French advertisement graphic from The Graphics Fairy and printed it onto transparency paper, then used an overhead projector to trace the image onto the table.
Then I carefully went over all the lines with a Sharpie.
It was finished with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.
Here are the twins together if you’d like a visual (or if you want to Pin it!): 🙂
Again, you can go HERE to see the table on the right.
What do you think of the twins?
– Jen, Girl in the Garage
Fabulous job Jen…what a way to breath new life into these twin tables. Such an inspiration!!
Love the idea of the graphics. Can’t wait to try it. Julie
Thanks so much! Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!
Beautiful work! I have done a few tables similar to yours and I have a quick question. Can you sand the text done with the sharpie before you wax it? I tried it once and the coloring from the sharpie more or less smeared, or at least seemed to get into the white painted area. Actually, I used a sharpie oil paint pen. I find the black paint doesn’t wipe clean off the white paint when sanded. I have you tried distressing your text?
Again, these look really great!
Thank you! I did not try distressing these tables because I used latex paint. However I did another French typography table earlier this year with Chalk Paint and I did lightly sand over the top of the words – the ink did rub off a little, so I ended up using some dark wax all over the table. Hope that helps!
Sherry Fram says
Love the tables! They look fantastic!
Was wondering is that a regular sharpie marker or paint pen? I tried a paint pen and it smeared so easy.
Victoria, I used a regular Sharpie for these tables. I’ve tried the Sharpie paint markers a couple times – once it worked well, and once it didn’t. I let these sit for a while before lightly waxing.
They are so pretty!!!
These are great! I love anything with French on it. I may just have to go find me a new nightstand! Thanks for the inspiration!
Dixie Lee says
Tres tres chic! Fantastique! Merveilleuses~
Love, love LOVE. Every time I see you do anything with a Parisian theme, it just reminds me that I need to work more and more on my Paris trip fund. Thank you so much.
Haha… thanks Linda! 🙂
You did it perfect….I painted over my stencil even though I taped it, it still bled…..doesnt look bad but not what I wanted……..glad I saw your site…….
Thank you Lynn!
Heidi Ackley says
I especially like your choice of the pull and the knobs! These really brought it to another level – beautiful!
Thanks so much, Heidi!
Barbara Baker says
Beautiful tables. Would love to try this as a gift for my youngest daughter for her first apartment, but am terrified I will mess this up.
Jen, Girl in the Garage says
Thank you Barbara! I still do the overhead projector method sometimes, but there’s also a much easier/faster option now with rub-on transfers from Prima Marketing. You can even buy them on Amazon with free shipping if you don’t have a retailer near you. 🙂 I explain it more in this post: https://girlinthegarage.net/2017/05/vanity-makeover-easy-image-transfer I hope that helps!