Floral Transfers Nesting Tables Makeover
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!
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…
And how they look now…
Wow! What a difference, huh?
So let’s talk about how they got here.
The tops were a little scratched up so I gave them a good sanding. (by hand)
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!)
It just seemed to lay that first coat down so much more simply and evenly too.
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.
I thought maybe I wanted to do them like this.
And then I thought maybe like this…
And then realized I wanted to keep it simple, like this…
That appealed to me the most, so that’s what I went with.
Yes! Love it!
To finish, I applied one coat of Tough Coat Matte Topcoat.
So glad I kept it simple. I love the look.
I’m so happy with how they turned out.
I think they are so sweet.
And I adore these floral transfers! (I have a bunch more to use out of this one too)
Love the gold on these.
It really adds a fun little bling.
So pretty. I can’t wait to play with the rest of them.
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!
PIN it to save it!
This little box is getting a “feminine” makeover soon!
UPDATE!! See it now, here!
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
Why can’t I save a lot of what you do? What I have has helped me so much.
Love this! Where do I find the beautiful transfers?
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. :)
Hi Peggy! Do you mean on Pinterest?
I’m sorry about the confusion. Yes, I mean Pinterest. I have tried everything I know and no results.
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?
Another great work.
Thank you, Denise! :)
Thank you, Willie!
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.
Oh, I bet you can find something, Vicki! ;) This one might be a favorite of mine!
Oh, Nancy! They truly ARE sweet tables now. I love the gold in those gorgeous transfers too.
Thank you, Michele! :) xo
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 😉
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
Gorgeous!! This may be my favorite!
Thanks, Judy! This transfer is definitely one of my favorites now! xo
What paint did you use? I’m new at this.
Hi Adrienne! I used Fusion “Casement” (I have a link to it in my post in the gray box marked “Materials List”) :)
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.
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. :)
Yes, simple was best! Very nice!
Thanks, Dalila! :) xo
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!
Thanks, Cecilia! It is gold and so pretty! Thank you! :) xo
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.
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
These are beautiful! I love looking at all of your work and projects! You have a wonderful gift of restoration, beautification, and inspiration!
Thank you so much, Dana! :)
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
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! :)