Monday, August 5, 2013

Jacquie's Up-Cycle Nation: Set A New Table

Simple vintage tables add romance and kitsch to any room.  Often old tables need a bit of TLC before they're ready for display but I've yet to meet a vintage table I can't up-cycle into a new life. 
This poor table once carried the weight of a silver chest.  Long abandoned by the chest, the table top is cracked but the frame is still strong.  With a 1/4 inch drop, the top is perfect for creating a shallow showcase table. 
Luckily, I found the perfect sized glass top at the Saint Vincent DePaul warehouse sale.
Because the table is clean and sturdy, this flip is quick and easy. 
 Sanding is the key to getting paint to adhere evenly to any wooden surface.  Always sand with the grain and be sure to wipe away all sanding residue prior to painting.
Apply two coats of paint with primer.  Lightly sand with 220 grit paper after each coat.
While waiting for the paint to dry, measure display area and cut paper to fit.
 For this project I am going to use a scrap of French paper that has been rolled up in my closet for well over a year.  Time to bring it back into the light!
 Of course there are other contenders such as this fab Robyn Pandolph fabric!
 Oh and then there's some fabulous vintage lace that would be lovely as well!
There's such freedom in knowing the paper can be changed out with my every decorating whim! 
 The French bird paper fits nicely with the nature themed accents- a perfect vignette for the remains of summer!
Jacquie Wheeler
Hand of Bela Peck