Friday, May 6, 2011

Boho-french coffee table

Grey and white and damask and gold leaf 
all rolled into one project to create a table that had 
 bohemian frenchy flair.
It was a table that I had not been using and was sitting in storage.
When I saw a stenciled buffet table on Nita's Mod Vintage Life blog
I was inspired to do my own version on this round coffee table.
I loved the effect of the stencil on this piece.
Just another reason why I love blogs~so much inspiration to be had.
This table has a lot of nice details.
 I couldn't wait to transform it.
 I started out by coating the entire thing in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey chalk paint.
The base too~I know, I carefully painted it on my slipcovered chair!
Old White chalk paint was used for the pattern.
I used a stencil I had and made an allover pattern with the large damask.
 But it was too boring.
So, I hand painted a few swooping lines...and a few dots....
And added a partial area of the stencil to fill in the gaps.
Here is the table top before I added gold leaf to the edges. 
It came out so pretty!
Next up was gold leaf Rub n' Buff. 
Wow, is this product incredible! 
I have seen it used in blogland, and so I ordered three colors:
 gold leaf, old gold, and silver leaf.  
You can find it on Amazon and it is less than $3 a tube and delivers huge results.
The top is finished. 
Wowsers! Loving this look.
I used gold leaf on the borders and finished it all with Hennants Clear wax.
No distressing, no dark wax for this baby.
These are the products I used to do the table. 
I added some gold leaf on the legs too.
I love the table, but am not sure how great it is in this room....
but for now it stays.


62 comments:

  1. That is BEAUTIFUL, Amy! You live on the edge like me when it comes to painting near (or in your case, ON) things we should be! That rub n' buff is incredible, isn't it? Be careful though. It's about as addicting as chalk paint. I love everything you're doing with the paint!

    Happy Friday,
    Jami

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  2. It's absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Love it ! I love the gold edges ...you are very talented !! There are so many things we can do with furniture not in use !! Have a lovely Day !!

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  4. It is "GORGEOUS"...It also reminds me of Wedgwood Jasperware! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  5. Beautiful, isn't this paint amazing......gotta get e some of that Paris gray.

    PS: Love your ruffle slipcovers

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  6. Oh...it is very bohemian! I adore it! I think it looks absolutely fabulous in the room! I do need to get some rub and buff to play with. Not to mention some chalk paint. I'm so happy that my shopping excursion yesterday provided you some inspiration. I love it when you can copy and idea from someone but by the time you have done it and put your spin on it - it's totally different than the inspiration. Love how creativity works. Now I want to stencil something!

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  7. It turned out very pretty Amy, and I think it looks great in that room .

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  8. Very fabulous! Waiting on chalk paint to arrive today!

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  9. That is just beautiful, Amy! I love it! I love how you used the stencil to achieve the main pattern on the top, and then added your freehand touches.

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  10. Oh wow and you made it youself?!! It's gorgeous, like the gold too!

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  11. Marie Antoinette would be so proud!!!!

    Just lovely Amy...well done

    janet xox

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  12. Wow Amy!!!! The table is so pretty and looks great in your livingroom.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous. I love it.

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  14. Wow. That is fantastic looking. Almost TOO nice for your living room, I hate to say! Not shabby at all. I bet you could sell things like that!

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  15. Love your work! Such an inspiration and so useful! I'm now your new follower! I'll be waiting your new posts :)
    Kisses from Spain!

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  16. Seriously Amy, you'r making the rest of us look bad! This just blows everything I have seen today out of the water and you NEVER ceace to amaze!

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  17. Amazing, you just kept on adding and got it PERFECT! The colors and accents and no distressing was all the right stuff

    Carol

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  18. This is my favorite creation yet of yours!! I am blown away.....this is soooo beautiful!! Love the colors you chose, its so delicate...you should go into business! You are awesome!

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  19. Wow, this looks like it could cost a fortune. Great work!

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  20. WOW Amy the table looks fantastic, LOVE IT!! Martina

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  21. What a beautiful table. You did an amazing job, I love it. That rub n buff is great stuff. I use the Spanish Copper on dark brown to make it look like oil rubbed bronze.

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  22. bravo, amy! this table is so unique, and i love that you used this color of the chalk paint so i could see an example of it--love it!

    michele

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  23. Amy, that is spectacular. What a great look for that table.

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  24. It is just fabulous, Amy. I love the little details you painted in addition to the stenciling...well done!

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  25. Hello Amy,,, I found you at Pennies blog I am so excited to have found your blog,,, I just love the table,,, what a difference.... love it... I will be back again soon....

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  26. OMG, it's gorgeous! You did an AMAZING job on it. Sheer perfection, I love it, and think it's perfect in the room.

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  27. STUNNING!!! That sums it up!!!

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  28. This turned out beautiful, so romantic! I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/pretty-french-inspired-table-redo/

    Thanks for inspiration!

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  29. Amy - that looks gorgeous! And now you have me looking at my desk wondering if I could do the same! I love how you're painting on your slip covered chair - totally something I'd do!

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  30. Wow! What can be done with some paint! I love it..have a great weekend!

    Wanda

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  31. I can only repeat what everyone else has said...gorgeous! What a great vision you had. It's perfect.

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  32. Beautiful colors and design. It goes perfectly with your decor.

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  33. It came out absolutely gorgeous Amy~ I love the stenciled design and the pretty colors you chose~ beautiful!

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  34. I love it! It looks great in your living room and I like that you didn't distress the table, great job!

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  35. That is absolutely one of the prettiest tables I have ever seen! I just love it!

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  36. The table is gorgeous. I love the allover stencil pattern and the hand painted artistic touches. The final finish is to die for... well done as usual!

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  37. Unbelievable! You are so talented Amy! Wow!

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  38. OMG LOVE your table!! Now I am on the hunt for a round coffee table!! Just beautiful!!

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  39. Of course, we LOVE that AMACO's Rub 'n Buff was part of your project. Did you know there are 17 colors? See our website for all of them. Great job - I'm posting on our Facebook page.

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  40. Hi Amy, I love the table..it's simply gorgeous! I think it looks fantastic in that room too. Now I wonder what I can paint like that too. ha.ha! take care, Maryann

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  41. Amy, this is such a gorgeous transformation! I love the gray with the white stencils and the gold edges are the perfect finishing touches!

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  42. Amy, The table is drop dead gorgeous..and I do mean GORGEOUS!! Love the color and the stenciling. Now I must order some chalk paint.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  43. Oh, my! Your table is amazing! Wow!
    Love your blog too!

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  44. Your table looks as though it comes straight out of a French chateau! Incredible job and so inspiring! x Sharon

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  45. Stunning job on the table. The gold is the perfect extra touch.

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  46. Wow, this is absolutely beautiful....and is your blog:)! I ca not wait to use chalk paint!
    beth

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  47. Oh yummy! That is one gorgeous table! I've been AWOL from the blog world this winter and just getting back into project mode. Chalk paint is new to me. The only place I found it was Annie Sloan. Is that what you use?

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  48. You did a lovely job on your coffee table and I linked this to my French Country post too - very sweet!

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  49. Hi, I really like the stencil taht your use. Do you happen to remember where you bought it? I would really like to purchase one for myself.

    Thank you.

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  50. Looking through a few of the entries at Modern Country Style and WOWZA, your table looks amazing!! Makes me want to get painting furniture.

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  51. ANOTHER great project!! Now I'm doubly impressed! I love the way you've worked the stencil to suit the table. It looks stunning there.

    Sarahx

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  52. Love this!! The perfect inspiration I needed for a little dresser I have - and I love the additional hand-painted elements you added. Perfect!!!

    Hugs

    Cath

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  53. looks like you paid big bucks for it! Great project! popped over from MMS. stop by and see my laundry room redo from the party.

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  54. Oh how I adore this, Amy! It IS very boho-French! I just bought some of that Rub-n-Buff today and can hardly wait to use it now! :) xoxo laurie

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