I thought I’d share something a little different today. Different as in, it’s design is not coastal. ;)
Nope, but it could be.
Maybe a bit French Country Coastal Cottage-y? Well, that’s a stretch. haha
It’s actually what I would just call, simply, French Country…..and it’s a clock face table makeover, by the way.
It may not be the typical “French Country” but it’s what I see when I look at it.
Here is what it looked like when I found it at the ReStore…..(paid $10 for it)
Not so much to look at, huh?
But I loved the round shape of it and immediately thought a clock face would look pretty cool there.
My original plan was to sand the entire wood top down and stain it with an antique walnut and then give it a heavy whitewash.
But as things sometimes go…..
I quickly found out that the center circular piece you see there was not real wood. :(
So I brought it in and re-stained the sides to match.
I probably didn’t need to do that but for what I was thinking I would do, it would need to match.
In the end, it didn’t really matter. You’ll see below.
I instead gave it a layered paint effect to create the look of whitewashed, weathered old wood.
Similar to these print frames I did the same to.
I’ll include affiliate links to the products I used when I can below.
Here are the paints I used for the top: (all Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)
- Brown (here’s how you make dark brown color mixing Chalk Paint)
- French Linen
You can see from the graphic above that I literally just layered the paints lightly. (drying in between)
There really is no right or wrong way to do this.
Just layer them as you go.
I added a lot of white at the end because I wanted it quite light.
You can add more or less to get the look you are after.
As you can see above, once I had finished the layering of paints, I used a sanding block to blend and soften the edges of all of it.
Then I applied one coat of poly sealer.
Next I created these Roman numerals in Picmonkey…..
You can download these, here.
I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out.
I love using the Silhouette this way as it makes transferring graphics so much easier.
I printed/cut them out and then cut out each Roman numeral to be used as a stencil.
I went around the entire circle attaching the vinyl adhesive ‘stencil’ I created for the numerals.
Then I used this graphic for the center.
I transferred the image using this transfer paper. (by the way, that’s a transparency I had of the French graphic that I used to trace over the transfer paper)
You can see all of my favorite transfer methods in this post, here.
I hand painted the French graphic in using the Graphite Chalk Paint, the same as the Roman numerals, with a script liner brush.
I then gave the entire top a very light sanding to distress and soften all the edges.
I applied one more coat of poly to seal and protect the additional paint and graphics.
What a difference, right?
The base is painted with one of Amy Howard’s paints, Nottoway.
It’s a really pretty, soft blue that I also used on this table.
I also distressed the base just slightly and gave it a coat of poly for added protection.
And I actually just threw these little biscuits together on the fly this morning so I could create this shot. ;)
They were really good! I might have to share them over on my food blog, Foodie Chicks Rule for y’all. ;)
I may ….or may not …. have eaten one, or 5, of these as I was snapping photos!! haha
Hey, they are tiny little things so 5 is not a lot, right?! ;)
I know, it’s hard to focus on the cute little table when I’ve got fresh baked biscuits and jam staring you in the face.
This was a fun project.
I enjoyed coming up with something a little different for this one. :)
And who knew we were getting biscuits today! I sure didn’t when I started out this morning.
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I’ve got a fun, new repurposed project coming on Thursday. See you then! :)
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