Sunday, September 11, 2011

Accent table phase two...


Do you ever "finish" a piece, then go back and add/delete/re-do little things? Here's the first rendition of this little accent table I did a few months ago. I LOVE accent tables with unique features! They're so versatile...easy to move from room to room, and they have a multitude of uses. I particularly like the "V" shape of the middle section of this one, and, of course, those legs...YUM! This little beauty was $12 at a local thrift store.

I primed with Rustoleum Zinsser Bin, and painted with Rustoleum Heirloom White, then distressed and glazed with brown acrylic paint mixed with water, then applied several costs of Minwax Polycrylic on the top.

I used this stencil from Dreamweaver (Dangling Heart) with white embossing paste on both ends, and applied the same brown acrylic wash over that for a little artificial aging. I LOVE the texture that brought to the piece!




I love love LOVE Fleur de Lis images, and have a growing collection of them. Yesterday, I added two large and four small Fleur de Lis to each end of the top. I did these with my favourite image transfer technique...acetone! Stinky, but works SO WELL! And it's EASY...another plus! (lol)


Isn't this just the prettiest image? I found it over at the lovely Etsy shop, Graphique.


The acetone transfer process: use a toner based copy (inkjet/laser printed images will not work with this process; I print mine on a laser printer for a nice crisp image, then take send them online to Staples for a toner copy), cut around the image, lay it face down on the receiving surface, tape with removable tape, soak a cotton ball with acetone, dab it on, just enough till you can see the image through the back of the paper, check every few seconds to be sure it's transferring the way you want it to, et voila! If you CAN, do this outside...it's REALLY smelly! I did this one in front of some open windows, and used a little fan between my face and the table to divert the fumes...works like a charm.

So that's it, I think she's finally finished...and I'm a happy old gal.


Thank you so VERY much for stopping by today. I'll stop by your place too. I wish you a happy and creative week. Stop here and by these delightful parties for lots and LOTS of inspiration!

25 comments:

  1. This is adorable! I tweak things after they're "finished", too. It makes them more finished lol.
    I popped over from Serenity Now.

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  2. Oh my, you've really peeked my interest. First - love the table, and yes, I redo stuff all the time! Now for questions - what is embossing paste? I've never heard of it but I like how you used it. 2nd - where do you get a toner based copy? I'd love to try the acetone transfer.

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  3. Thanks ladies! Colleen, I get my toner based copies at Staples. And embossing paste...OH MY...it's the most WONDERFUL stuff! Just click on the link above. It's a wonderful way to add texture to any piece. There are several other pieces on my blog using the same stuff...you'll LOVE it!!

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  4. I love the embossed ends especially. Thanks so much for coming by Market Monday. Plse come again!

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  5. thanks for visiting me...i love all of your stuff...very pretty!

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  6. Thanks for visiting us! Your stuff is super cute!
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    ~Brooke

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  7. What a nice piece. And you did a great job on it.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  8. Great table--that "v" center is really unique. You're right--it could go anywhere! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  9. Very clever!
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  10. Very nice :) and so creative. They turned out really lovely. Thanks so much for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  11. Great piece! My grandfather had a bookrack like this. Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  12. What a beautiful table! Love your transfer method -- will have to give it a try for sure!

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  13. I love this! The method is a great trick too!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  14. That is so pretty! Looks like that transfer technique works very well.

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