Sunday, October 16, 2011

I Wasn't Always This Cute

For $11.75 cents I knew this round table had potential.  
After a coat of Paris Gray and a coat of Antique White chalk paint she was looking better already.
A coat of clear and a graphic from The Graphics Fairy using my printer label technique she was really taking shape nicely.
I added a few bees and the "no. 147" with rubber stamps and StazOn ink.
There are even a few little bees 'hiding' on the bottom shelf.


This graphic seemed a bit more 'stubborn' and resistant to drying so I did spray it with a light coat of matte finish clear paint and then added another coat of clear wax.
I think she feels much better about herself now  .  .  . it's the start of another work week so projects are back on hold until the weekend but it sure felt good to have paint on my hands again! Some people rely on 'retail therapy' . . . I rely on 'creative therapy'!




 

22 comments:

  1. Hi, Lauren! Wow, that table is so cool now! What a neat process with the ink jet printer and labels...I might have to try that someday. Love how you added the bees and number too, so cute! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my fall mantel. Have a great week:)

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  2. Looks great Lauren! I love the bees.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  3. Very well done Lauren! It is so pretty.

    Have a great week!
    Pam

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  4. Beautiful transformation Lauren! I can't believe it's the same table!

    Jeanine

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  5. Lauren! You are like a magician! You really did turn that poor table into something everyone will love!!
    xxDaniella

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  6. Absolutely adorable! I have a table similar to yours and I am going to try to copy you! Love it. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  7. I love it! You're so smart...and thrifty! ♥

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  8. Well, it's really cute now. Nice, Lauren.

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  9. Cute. Paint sure makes things look so fresh but those little bees make it buzzz with fun.

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  10. What a bargain on that table, Lauren! Love the graphic and the bees are a great touch!

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  11. NICELY done Lauren! Love the Staz-On stamped bees!

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  12. I'm just like you when it comes to my therapy! I stay away from the mall and create something instead. It makes me feel good to give a castaway object new life. You did a great job with the table!

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  13. Very nice job! The table looks fantastic! Scrolled through many of your latest posts and enjoyed seeing all of your special finds and creations! Fun stopping in!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  14. You brought this table into a new century! She must be so happy!

    Thanks for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday! I appreciate you participation, my friend!

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  15. Lauren your little table is just tooo cute!! I am loving it lady! Thanx for coming over to party! Off to see what technique you used here.

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  16. Your little table must be loving you after you've made her so pretty! I'm sure I would never have thought about transforming her like you did...! I'm definitely inspired! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  17. BRAVO! What a transformation Lauren...Love that lil bee and the fonts. :)

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  18. That's lovely. I wouldn't have given that table much thought, but you've transformed it.

    Thanks for sharing at my first link party and do hope you will be back to share another Beautiful Junk transformation.

    Mel

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  19. I love the table and the cute bees. Such a great buy too.

    Dee

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  20. Hi Lauren, I love the table, it is adorable. Great job. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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