I forgot to take a before picture again, always diving stright into the make over process...lol. This was another treasure picked up in Hermanus. It had an outdated shiny, dark brown colour. Actually this table was sold twice. Only when I got home, I noticed the sold sticker...ouch!!!
I used the same transfer method as my Chalk paint Paris end table.
I gave this gal a few coats of my home made chalk paint (no primer needed despite the shiny surface Woo...Hoo). I used a colour called French Chatreusse which is a beautiful matt old white colour. Then I began the antique shabby finish by sanding along all the edges to give her that time worn look!! I am using a sponge sanding block which gives a brilliant natural finish!!
Then it was ready for my amazing French Ville De Saint Denis graphic which I found at
The Graphics Fairy. You can search for any graphic your little heart desires and you will be spoilt for choice. That's how I found the gorgeous rooster for my Milking Stool.
I also used some mahogany wood stain and to my suprise the transfer took on a sepia appearance...I danced my Happy dance!!!
Finally I gave this gal a coat of clear varnish to protect her new look.
Now she says I am French and proud of it!!!!
e-voke...to create a -new!