Floral Transfers Nesting Tables Makeover

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These gorgeous floral transfers are the perfect finishing touch to these nesting tables makeover! 

Whew, it’s been a busy summer so far. How about for you? Busy too?! It just makes it go by that much faster and I need it to slow down. haha!

I am slowly working my way through this haul…only one left after this one, yippee!

thrifted items before

Today it’s the … NESTING TABLES!

I can’t wait to show you what I did with them. :)

Floral Transfer Nesting Tables Makeover

Here’s how they began…

orangey wood nesting tables before

And how they look now…

white nesting tables with floral transfers on top

Wow! What a difference, huh?

So let’s talk about how they got here.

First up…

The tops were a little scratched up so I gave them a good sanding. (by hand)

orangey scratched up wood
Then I gave them a good cleaning with the TSP Alternative Cleaner.

Once that was dry, I began painting. Now, if you know me, you know I don’t love paint spindles, legs, or anything like them! lol
And these tables had a bunch.

I began with a brush but quickly went to this sponge to paint the first coat. (I had this sponge in my stash, I don’t remember where it came from, sorry!)

yellow sponge with white paint

It just seemed to lay that first coat down so much more simply and evenly too.

using sponge to paint wood

I proceeded to add 2 more coats with a brush after that.

Once that was dry, I applied the floral transfers.

But first I laid them out to see how I wanted them to look.

laying out transfers to see where to put them on the white nesting table

I thought maybe I wanted to do them like this.

And then I thought maybe like this…

different floral transfer arrangement

And then realized I wanted to keep it simple, like this…

laying the transfer on table to see

That appealed to me the most, so that’s what I went with.

decor transfers transferred to white table tops

Yes! Love it!

To finish, I applied one coat of Tough Coat Matte Topcoat.

So glad I kept it simple. I love the look.

white tables with floral transfers on top

I’m so happy with how they turned out.

white nesting tables on dark floor

I think they are so sweet.

white nesting tables nested

And I adore these floral transfers! (I have a bunch more to use out of this one too)

close up of pink and blue decor transfer

Love the gold on these.

up close top view of pink and blue and gold flowers

It really adds a fun little bling.

up close top view of pink, gold and blue flowers

So pretty. I can’t wait to play with the rest of them.

white nesting tables with pretty flower transfers on top

The colors are perfect…pink, blue, aqua and purple.

Haven’t tried this one yet? Give it a go, I think you’ll love it!

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These gorgeous floral transfers are the perfect finishing touch to these nesting tables makeover! artsychicksrule.com

This little box is getting a “feminine” makeover soon!

UPDATE!! See it now, here!

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!



      1. Thanks, Helen! In this post, look for the gray box marked “Materials List”, there are links to all the products I used, including the transfers. :)

    1. I’m sorry about the confusion. Yes, I mean Pinterest. I have tried everything I know and no results.

      1. Oh gosh, Peggy, I don’t know! I can see the Pinterest buttons at the top and bottom of my posts still. I also have the social share buttons, including Pinterest along the side of the post too. Are you not able to see any of those?

  1. How cute are those! I have to find something to use some of those transfers on – I keep looking around the house but have not come up with anything yet! I will.

  2. SO much better, Nancy! Didn’t even notice the sort-of Craftsman shape before, now they’re beautiful with that transfer. I can see how easy it would be to get carried away. Nice use of restraint 😉

    1. Oh yes, they sure do! I didn’t really even notice that either. And yes, I tend to get carried away sometimes…I’m glad I didn’t on these! lol

    1. Hi Adrienne! I used Fusion “Casement” (I have a link to it in my post in the gray box marked “Materials List”) :)

  3. Very sweet! What a difference. Do you think the Fusion paint would work well for a bathroom vanity? If so, should I add an additional topcoat? Have to check the colors to see if they have the type of navy i want but thought I’d get your input. I was considering chalk paint or just the Behr’s paint from Home Depot lol, but have wanted to try Fusion. Love that stencil.

    1. Thank you, Debra! And oh yes, I do. I would do the topcoat for protection. You don’t have to, of course, but since it’s in a bathroom, I would. For a dark color like Navy, I would suggest using the “Natural” Stain and Finishing Oil as the top coat. It will not affect the topcoat like a poly type would (can look streaky over dark colors sometimes) and will give it great protection. :)

  4. These turned out lovely! Is the gold on the transfer more gold or brown? I love the flowers, but not sure about the color of the leaves. You are truly a talented lady!

  5. After winning your box I have a new appreciation of transfers. You cannot even feel that they are applied. They just seem a part of the wood. Can’t wait to try the paints I won also. What a sweet giveaway. I have it displayed on my sofa table.

    1. Oh yes, aren’t they so neat?! They are extremely thin, I love that about them. I don’t know how they do it though! I’m SO glad you are enjoying the little box. That was a favorite makeover of mine. I don’t know why really, I just loved it. :) I know you will have fun with the paints too. Congrats again, Teresa! xoxo

  6. These are beautiful! I love looking at all of your work and projects! You have a wonderful gift of restoration, beautification, and inspiration!

  7. Hi Nancy, this is very inspirational and I have started doing my furniture around the house

    I do have a question

    when you have painted and sanded and are happy with the “look”
    do you need to apply a clear top coat or not


    1. Hi Curtis! Yes, I always apply a top coat over the transfers to protect them. This particular paint, however, does not have to be topcoated. Hope that helps! :)

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