Table Makeover with French Advertisement (The Twin)

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Table Makeover with French Advertisement Graphic (#2 in a set).

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:

BEFORE: Table Makeover with French Advertisement Graphic (#2 in a set).

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.

Table Makeover with French Advertisement Graphic (#2 in a set).

Then I carefully went over all the lines with a Sharpie.

Table Makeover with French Advertisement Graphic (#2 in a set).

It was finished with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.

Table Makeover with French Advertisement Graphic (#2 in a set).

Here are the twins together if you’d like a visual (or if you want to Pin it!):   🙂

DIY French Graphic Table Makeovers -

Again, you can go HERE to see the table on the right.

What do you think of the twins?


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22 Comments on Table Makeover with French Advertisement (The Twin)

  1. julianne
    November 7, 2014 at 2:29 pm (4 years ago)

    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

    • Jen
      November 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks so much! Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!

  2. carol
    November 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Jen,
    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?

    Thanks Jen,
    Again, these look really great!

    • Jen
      November 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm (4 years ago)

      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!

  3. Sherry Fram
    November 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the tables! They look fantastic!

  4. victoria
    November 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Was wondering is that a regular sharpie marker or paint pen? I tried a paint pen and it smeared so easy.

    • Jen
      November 11, 2014 at 6:52 pm (4 years ago)

      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.

  5. Robyn
    November 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm (4 years ago)

    They are so pretty!!!

  6. Mary
    November 8, 2014 at 5:20 am (4 years ago)

    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!

  7. Dixie Lee
    November 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm (4 years ago)

    Tres tres chic! Fantastique! Merveilleuses~

  8. Linda
    November 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm (4 years ago)

    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.

    • Jen
      November 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm (4 years ago)

      Haha… thanks Linda! 🙂

  9. lynn
    September 16, 2015 at 8:08 pm (4 years ago)

    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…….

    • Jen
      September 16, 2015 at 9:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Lynn!

  10. Heidi Ackley
    June 17, 2016 at 8:54 am (3 years ago)

    I especially like your choice of the pull and the knobs! These really brought it to another level – beautiful!

    • Jen
      June 23, 2016 at 9:55 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Heidi!

  11. Gordon
    June 23, 2017 at 12:27 am (2 years ago)

    loved it

  12. Barbara Baker
    August 14, 2018 at 1:13 pm (7 months ago)

    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.


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