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:

freckled laundry said...

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

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

This turned out fabulous Amy!! I love it.

Pamela said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

Simply Me said...

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 !!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

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

Janis@Home Style said...

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

PS: Love your ruffle slipcovers

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

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!

Sharon Wengel said...

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

Libby@LightoftheHome said...

Very fabulous! Waiting on chalk paint to arrive today!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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.

Prulletje said...

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

janet said...

Marie Antoinette would be so proud!!!!

Just lovely Amy...well done

janet xox

sissie said...

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

hugs
Sissie

Karen said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous. I love it.

Susan D. said...

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!

Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful said...

That is just gorgeous!

Beatrice said...

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!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Gorgeous, Amy!!

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

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!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

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

Carol

The enchanted home said...

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!

Good Time Charlie said...

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

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

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

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

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.

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

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

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

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

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

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

Cottage Rose said...

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

The Sterling Cherub said...

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

Cindy said...

STUNNING!!! That sums it up!!!

Amanda said...

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/

Linda Merrill said...

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!

Victorian1885 said...

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

Wanda

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

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

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

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

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

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

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Theresa said...

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

d e l i g h t said...

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

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

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!

Sherri Cassara said...

Unbelievable! You are so talented Amy! Wow!

Pamela said...

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

mo said...

Remarkable!!!

*hugs*

mo

Amaco said...

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.

mariondee-designs said...

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

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

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

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

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

vignette design said...

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

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

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

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

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

theb5 said...

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

Green Willow Pond said...

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?

Inspire Me Heather said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Simply gorgeous!

Meera @ firstsense said...

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

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

gorgeous! love all your slip covers too!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Lauren -HCP said...

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.

Heaven's Walk said...

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

Divine Theatre said...

Oh! I remember this! LOVE!

xo

Andie

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