Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Frenchy Coffee Table

I finally finished a coffee table
that's been sitting in my garage
since last April!  Poor thing has
been used for the last few months
as a stand and "catch all" for my
other painting projects.. I thought
it high time she receives a makeover too!

This is the only before picture I could
find of the coffee table, it was taken in
the back of my truck.. upside down..

I picked her up at Goodwill for a song!

I sanded it down, painted it white,
shabbied her up.. just a bit ~

For me, there was just something missing..
So, I hopped on over to Graphics Fairy
to see what I could find.

I found this wonderful French Typography
saved it to my computer, then enlarged it
by 250%.  It printed out onto 6 sheets of
paper.  I trimmed the paper down, taped it
all together (like a puzzle.. lol).

I put carbon paper underneath my copies,
and drew with pencil on top of my
copied paper so that the design would
"print" off onto my table from the carbon paper.

(I wish I would've taken a picture for ya'll
to see, but, once I get started on something
I get so excited to get going, I forget to
take pictures.. sooo sorry!!)

After tracing over the entire graphic,
I took a Sharpie Paint Pen and filled it in.

This is the end result!

As you can see, I screwed the "B" up
a little bit.. but, overall I think
it turned out great!

What do you think?

I haven't waxed her yet, I'm still
debating whether or not to
shabby over the graphic or not.


On another note, how many of you
are headed to Renningers this weekend?
I am sooo excited, I can hardly contain myself!
I am planning on going all 3 days and
I hope I recognize some people from blogland!!
If you recognize me, please say hi, I'd
love to meet you!


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  1. I can't tell at all the you messed up the B. The table looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings, Becky

  2. Thanks Becky! I didn't even realize I messed the B up until I was all finished and looked back at the original graphic.. LOL Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!

  3. Me, Me, Me...I'm going to Rennigers, we should all wear the same color shirt so we can recognize each

    The table turned out great!!! I have a coffee table similar to yours and love what you did with the lettering!

    Where in Mt. Dora is your shop, would love to
    stop by and visit!


  4. Hi Sylvia! That's a great idea, I was actually toying with the idea of putting together a bag that says "Ruffles n Raspberries" on the outside.. I sure hope we run into eachother!

    I have a booth in Traditions Antique Mall.. here's the address:

    3107 E State Road 44
    Wildwood, FL

  5. It is beautiful!!!!! I will have to remember this one for my next furniture painting project!!! Thanks so much!!

  6. Nice, really, really nice! I'm not up for Renningers quite yet and am sorry to miss it. Have a great time!

  7. Prekrasno sređen stol!!!
    Imaš krasan blog....

  8. I love it! Great job! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Love your table and adding the words gave it that something special.


  10. I love the the script, beautiful job!

  11. I'm still not sure if I am going or not? If you shabby up the table it might hide your mistake (I don't see it) It will sell quick, people love graphics!!!


  12. great coffee table...
    the "B" looks perfect to me! love the look...
    thanks for sharing!

  13. Just wanted to let you know I featured this beauty on my blog!!

  14. Thanks so much everyone, I ended up keeping her just the way she is.. :-)

    Thankyou so much for the feature Claire! Greatly apprecaited, so happy you like it!


  15. I love the graphics! Thanks for sharing how you enlarged it and then pieced it together. Everything else I've read uses an overhead projector, which I do not have. I'm your newest follower. I found you after you "liked" my facebook page. Blessings!

  16. Hi Jeanne :-) Happy Holidays!
    You're so welcome, yeah, I would love to try using an overhead projector too.. but, am not willing to shell out the bucks for a new one, and haven't come across one thrifting yet. So, that leads me to come up with other ways.. Sooo happy it worked!!
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting too.. Hope you have a fabulous week!!


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