Coffee Table Makeover with Prima Transfers (SO simple!!)

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Today I’m sharing a fun new product (to me, anyway!)…..Prima Transfers….and how I transformed this old coffee table with them!

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

Hey friends!

I’m sharing something really fun today….Prima Transfers.
They are some new furniture transfers I came across a while back. Actually, you probably saw me post about them in my Instagram stories when I got them.
I hadn’t had a good piece to use them on, so they sat waiting on me.
I have some really pretty ones (and big ones) just waiting for the right piece to use them on. I can’t wait.
I do have one piece in storage (and old dresser and mirror) and know exactly which one I’m going to use on it. I’m thinking pinks, or varying pinks for paint color underneath. :) Stay tuned!

These babies are SO simple to use, you guys. And you know I’m all about simple and easy! ;) That’s why I’ve been using my Silhouette Cameo so much more lately.
But I tell ya, these even beat that.

Here is the little table that got all this special treatment…

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

Not so much to look at “before”.

Quite beat up, actually.

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

And that lovely reddish wood/stain we all love so well. ;)

And with that, I started out by cleaning this one up well, then spraying it with this Shellac based primer.

 

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Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

The reason I use the Shellac base primer is because that reddish wood is notorious for “bleeding” through your paint.
Especially white, which is the color I was going to paint it. I will sometimes use this Shellac spray but went with the white one this time since it was getting painted white.
Much less white paint was needed. I only had to do one coat and some touch-up areas.

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Next, I gave it that 1+ coat of white with my fave white chalk style paint.
Once that was very dry (it’s good to wait 24 hours…I’m a rebel, I didn’t wait that long…at all, do as I say, not as I do ;) ) carefully line up the transfers where you want them.

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Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

Measure, measure, measure! (and cut them if they are overlapping)
The Prima Transfers I used for this one had one too many elements, so I omitted one of them to fit.

Once you have it exactly how you want it, tape it down so it won’t move.

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

Then you just rub over it with the stick (“applicator tool”) they provide until it has all transferred over.

TIP: It does take some work to get it all down. Be sure to carefully lift as you go, making sure it has adhered. If it hasn’t, place it back down and rub again.
If it rips or tears, place it back down and rub, rub, rub. I had that happen in several places and as long as the transfer does not move, once it’s completely down, you can not tell.

The Prima Transfers are extremely thin (which is how you want it on furniture) so just take care when peeling up the plastic top sheet.
I was amazed at how it looked once I was done with it…

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

SO easy!

I then gave it 2 coats of my favorite top coat.

And done!

That simple….really. I can not wait to use the rest of the ones I purchased!

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

Isn’t she a beauty???

I sure do think so!

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

Nice clean lines.

What a difference, right??

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

These Prima transfers transformed this old table beautifully.

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

But I wasn’t quite done with it yet. 

Because it had an antique look to it, I had originally considered using a dark wax or glaze on it.
Especially with those side groves.
But I liked it so much all white, I decided to take some photos of it like that before I did. :)

These next photos are showing how it looks after I added a dark gray glaze. (<<<I’ve had this for a while too and finally got around to using it! )

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

I applied it all over lightly and let some of it settle into the grooves.

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

It’s hard to see on the top in the photos.
I would say it just gave it a slightly aged look.

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

You can maybe see it a little better in this one.

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

I’m not sure how I feel about it. haha

Did I like it better before?? I kind of think so.
But such is life!

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

I may go over the bottom and some of the top with a white glaze to soften it a bit.
I don’t know yet.
It does go along nicely with the “old” look of it. So we’ll see!

Which way do YOU like it better? With the glaze or without??
I’d love to know, tell me in the comments below. :)

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Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

If you liked this makeover, you’ll love this one! It’s very similar but done differently.

Give your furniture a fun new look with Prima transfers!! They are so easy to apply and look amazing! Come see how!

See it, here!

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I’ve been working hard on that old TV cabinet I shared, hmmm, I know I shared it somewhere! Maybe it was on Facebook??
Anyway, it ended up needing much more work than I had anticipated.
I think the bottom was in moisture/water maybe, at some point?
All of the layers of wood are separated and the veneer on the doors are somewhat too.
I have some gluing and clamping in my near future. ;)

But I’m going to try very hard to have that one done for you guys next week!

I will be sharing this one next though, so keep an eye out for it! 

UPDATE, see it now, here!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo

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30 Comments

    1. Hi Rebecca! No, I didn’t print it, I ordered it online. If you take a look at my post, look in the gray box that says “materials list” and you will find the direct link to this transfer. :)

  1. Cool transformation Nancy! The Prima Marketing transfer was a great idea and goes so well in the room.
    I think I like the subtle glaze.
    Thanks again for the tip about the transfers. They have a bunch I would love to have!

    1. Thanks, Christina! Yay! The glaze is growing on me! ;) And yes, they have some really pretty ones! I can’t wait to use the rest of the ones I have. xo

  2. I love the pieces Denise from Salvaged Inspirations turns out and this is just beautiful too. You have given great step by step instructions so maybe I can try one. The Monarch is my favorite Prima transfer but they are all beautiful.

  3. Oh my gosh, girl! What are the chances that we both would use these transfers for the first time on the same day?? Ha ha!! We are always on the same page! I love how this turned out and I think I like the glazed version, at least in photos! I bought a similar one to yours as well and I can’t wait to find a piece to use it on. They really are so easy to use! XOXO

  4. This is really lovely! I’ve been on the fence about using these transfers on tabletops because I haven’t figured out how to dress the table once it is done. Would love to see how you decorate the top without covering up all that pretty pattern.

    1. Thank you, Kim! Oh yes, that can give me a mental decorating block sometimes too. I think you just have to look past it and cover some of it up. Kind of like I did with this one. I actually meant to style it some but then forgot! I usually do! :)

  5. Nancy, the transfer sure changed the look of that old, dull table. I have 3 at home i am waiting to use. I just need to paint them first and that is when i freeze up.
    I liked the black glaze, gives it character. Thank you for all you share with us.

    1. Yes, didn’t it, Cheryl?? So much! Oh no, don’t freeze up…it’s only paint! :) Thank you for the input on the glaze, that seems to be the majority! It’s actually growing on me now too. xoxo

  6. I love the final result…with the gray glaze. I think it was the perfect finishing touch to add character to the piece. Love your posts! Thanks so much for sharing and for making my day,

    1. Thank you, Pat! And yay, everyone is loving the glaze! So glad. :) I think I’ll keep it that way. Thank you so much for the kind words too…you just made MY day! xoxo

  7. I liked it without the gray glaze, but I love it with the gray glaze. I’m so going to try out one of these transfers!

    1. Thanks, Kelly! :) Haha…sound like me! I really like it both ways, I think that was my issue! And yes, do! They are fun. xoxo

  8. Love the transfer, Nancy, and I’m going to look for the glaze. I think it adds a nice contrast to all the white.

    1. Thank you, Marcie! Yes, it really did add some nice depth and contrast! I decided to leave it as-is. :) xo

  9. I love the table color, the transfer and of course, I love the glaze! I think the glaze pulls it all together and just makes such a statement! Love it!!

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