Good afternoon 🙂
This arvo I thought I would share one of my more recent and very exciting projects! As you can probably tell from some of my previous posts I really REALLY love a cute nest of tables set and finding one in good condition literally makes my palms itchy … I just have to get my hands on them!! haha. Well fortunately for me last week my wonderful hubby stumbled across a great little nest of tables set. They were in great condition and so sweet. I just had to snap them up.
As soon a I got them home I knew that they wouldn’t last long sitting in the shed waiting for restoration as I was dying to paint them. This is my third nest of tables set and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them!! Only a few months earlier I had painted a lovely nest of tables in alternating colours and had hand painted some wonderful French Typography from the trusty Graphics Fairy (www.thegraphicsfairy.com) on top of each table. I really loved the look of them and wasn’t sure if I wanted to sell them or keep them for myself. But I made the hard choice and they sold almost immediately!!
Here they are!! Aren’t they just the sweetest 🙂 … if you want to read more about them click on this link – http://wp.me/p3eAQF-66
I knew immediately that I wanted to do a similar look on my new set and so the fun began. After some minor repairs, I got to the fun part … PAINTING!! I decided I wanted to go with a muted and neutral palate for this set. I chose to paint the largest tables in Annie Sloan French Linen Paint, the middle in a custom blend of Paris Grey and Duck Egg Blue (what I like to call dreamy blue / grey… very sophisticated haha) and the small table in Paris Grey. Once the pieces had been painted I then went straight to the Graphics Fairy’s wonderful site and browsed through her fabulous collection of French Typography and Graphics until I found exactly what I was looking for.
After printing out the graphics I then had to do the hand busting part and trace them on to the respective table tops, and they paint over them with a teeny-weeny fine brush. I used Graphite paint to paint over my tracing and then distressed the dried graphic lightly. To make this set a little different I chose to brush another colour over the top of all three tables. I lightly waxed them and them made a blend of Old White and Paris Grey in the ratio of 1:1 and watered it down slightly. Then I brushed the mix over the piece and wiped it off to varying degrees with a clean slightly damp cloth. The effect looked great and after I had distressed and waxed the pieces I was grinning .. the finished result was perfect.
So without much further ado here they are…….
These are the wonderful graphics 🙂
And here are some collective shots 🙂
I think that they are just DIVINE!! They definitely would be a wonderful feature in any room 🙂 and best part is they are up for grabs!!
Where would you put them? 🙂 x
- French typography garden table (vintagereflections.wordpress.com)