Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A little French Chocolate

I will admit it. I am ridiculously excited to share my latest project! It turned out just like the picture in my head--and that does NOT always happen!

I started out with this:


It was a very beat-up garage sale table, but I loved it the moment I set eyes on it. All the chains, screwdrivers, and hammers in the world can't recreate that perfectly "naturally distressed" look like this table had! And I loved the industrial feel of the iron base.

And here's what I turned it into!


I wanted the table to look like it had been made from an old shipping crate...and I think I succeeded pretty well.

Here's how I did it:

I started by looking at clipart from The Graphics Fairy. Once I found this French Chocolate ad, I didn't have to look any more! It was...the picture in my head.

I sanded the old finish off the table, but I didn't worry at all about smoothing out nicks, dings, or scratches. I wanted 'em all!

I printed off my clipart, and then took it to Office Max and had them copy it onto an overhead transparency sheet. That cost about $1. I had sent out a Facebook plea to see if anyone had an overhead projector, and one of my friends DID! I wasted no time in getting over to her house to borrow it. (And she may never get it back! Sorry, Marci!)

Then, after I got all my little kidlets to bed, I set up the overhead projector and the table on the floor of my kitchen!


Then for the next two hours, I looked like this:


and this:


and this!

(and yes, my back REALLY HURT by bedtime!)

But this was the result of my work:


I was so happy;
I made my husband get off the computer and come admire it with me!
(That didn't make him so happy.)

The next step was to sand and distress the letters down a bit more. Then I used a cheap chip brush to brush on a coat of Minwax Antique Walnut stain, wiping off the excess (I didn't want it to look too smooth and perfect). Finally, it got a couple of coats of Minwax hand-rubbed polyurethane, and then I played with a few accessories that didn't distract from my beautiful "antique" French chocolate table!





What do you think?
Does it give you a vintage/industrial/French vibe?
Are you craving chocolate now??

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206 comments:

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lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love this table what a beautiful job... really terrific!!!

Ang @ Taking a Sunday Drive said...

I love this table! You did an amazing job!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

It's beautiful! You really are so talented!

I've a table, taking up space in my basement, you want it? It's a kitchen table with leaf, that no longer has any matching chairs.

Full Circle Creations said...

I absolutely adore it! You did such a great job! I loved seeing you laying on the floor painting on it! Great job!
Holly

Desiree said...

I love it! You did a great job.

MMB Creations said...

That looks Great!!!!

ChRiS said...

fantastic.....you did a great job!!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I honestly gasped when I saw the after picture! You did an amazing job! I think it turned out perfect!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Good gracious, that is awesome!!!!!

DebZorn said...

This is awesome. It turned our really great!

Andrea said...

OH MY HECK! Shut the front door...is that ever awesome! You did a great job and I love it. Don't sell it...KEEP it. You'll be so sad to let it go.

Speaking of selling, I just sent you an email on ksl for your dresser. I've noticed sometimes emails from ksl don't go through. I was interested in the blue birdie dresser.

Terry said...

This is so cool and I would love to have it in my home, alas, I have no space for it. I am sure someone will snap it up.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

another gorgeous project! stop it already! i am in a creative slump... well just lacking motivation and working on all white custom orders... i want to do something fun!!! you are motivating me... good for you!

Lisa said...

That is some extreme talent! I absolutely ADORE this table. It's just fabulous. It's worth all the work you put into it.

Amy Kinser said...

No No No!!! You can't sale it! It is beautiful!!! I think you did a marvelous job...outstanding...fabulous! Did I say already that you shouldn't sale it?

Millie said...

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job, I just love it.

Sue at Serendipity said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on a job VERY well done!!

Conspicuous Style Design Blog said...

Thank you so much for your comment on the chalk paint project I did...I'm a new follower now -- I always follow people who compliment me :) Just kidding - I'm so glad to have joined this blog. it looks amazing and I'll be back!

Stacy

Deborah March said...

WOW!! What an utterly FABULOUS transformation!!!!!

The Primitive Skate said...

It is soooo Awesome! I Love it! You did a great job. I want to make one now, Lol!

Sandi

Kelli said...

I love it! You are so amazingly talented.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I'm voting for this as the makeover of the year! People would pay $$$$ for that table. Fantastic job! x Sharon

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

That is the neatest table ever! I can't believe you did that by hand - amazing job, Corrie!

Megan said...

That table is gorgeous! Love love love it!!

molly susan strong said...

Oh so have to copy!!! You mind? I have a desk screaming for this!!! Actually JUST like yours.

aStarToSteerHerBy said...

wow. that is just incredible! i love the dedication to being half-sideways on the floor to make this happen!

Ashh10 said...

This is Amazing!!

http://ashtonscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love it! Will you come paint my buffet/dresser?? It looks great!

ImSoVintage said...

Korrie, this is amazing. I am sooo jealous of your talent.

Oliver's said...

Just found your blog....I love love love this table, idea, label, technique....I am smitten! Paula

Thrifty Chic said...

that is beyond awesome! I have a projector and now I know just how I am going to use it.

Erin said...

All your hard work was definitely worth it! Your 'new' coffee table looks like something out of a magazine photo shoot!! It's GORGEOUS!!! :)

missbmckay said...

I am jumping and shouting right now at how cute this is! My stepfather works at an elementary school, and just got me an overhead projector for free from their barn auction! I know exactly what I'll do with it now! Great job. I bet your arms were stiff after painting.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

OM Goodness I am officially in love!! The table turned out fabulous. Now I have to find an overhead projector. Thanks for joining my Open House party.
xo,
Sherry

Debbie said...

What an awesome table, that is so beautiful- i'm really in love!!!!

Joyce said...

This looks amazing! Great job

Pamela said...

Love your table! It looks amazing!

Miss Charming said...

Oh, I absolutely love it! I think you've inspired many future projects throughout blogland.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Magnifique!

CountryBelle said...

Printing the graphic onto a transparency... genius!

CoopDeVilla said...

Sorry your back hurts, but we furniture divas understand that is the price you pay for beauty. That table is absolutely fantastic! I know where I can get my hands on an overhead projector... You are such an inspiration. Great post.

Sweet Young Journey said...

Found your blog link over at MMS.
Love love love it!
I'm super inspired to try this! Thanks!
Cheryl

Karen said...

That looks fabulous,love love love it.

terlis1221 said...

This "Chocolate" coffee table is even more incredible in person! It really does look just like an old crate/box. You're amazing!

Missy said...

This is the best project I have seen all week!

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

I agree with Missy! Great job!
♥'s
Sherry

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

One word...AMAZING! Applause, applause!

Good Time Charlie said...

This is one of the coolest projects and it turned out beautifully! As a faux french girl and a chocoholic myself, I LOVE it! please come back and link up with me today. redoux.blogspot.com

Have a great weekend. -K

Elizabeth said...

I love this! You did a fabulous job!

Ido said...

That table turned out great, I think is worth the backache lol! I'm loving it!
Have a great weekend!
XXX Ido

Jenn Erickson said...

Whoah...you did that by hand? Incredible!! So beautifully done, from start to finish. You have an instant heirloom!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

Tammy said...

Love it!!! You are so talented! What a great find! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon!

Mickey said...

Gorgeous!!! You did an awesome job!
mickey

Laurel said...

This piece is truly lovely. I applaud your creativity and your willingness to suffer pain to achieve such beauty in this table.

Ranger 911 said...

I LOVE it!! Back breaking work, but well worth the effort.

EllaBoo and Co. said...

It's SO beautiful; I want to peel off the wrapper and eat it! gorgeous work and thank you for the photos, i have been looking for a projector but i never realized you could just paint right on the project from the projection! thank you again
ellabooandcompany.blogspot.com

Lesley Litrento said...

The reason your have a gazillion comments on here is because this is truly a special piece of furniture that YOU created! Love how you showed the process and the painstaking work involved. Wow. You are an inspiration.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Saw you at MM Seed, this is fabulous! I just could not look and run I had to stop and tell you how great this is

Carol

Green Willow Pond said...

My mouth is watering...and not for chocolate (can't believe I just said that)! I love, love, love this! As one commenter already said, I let out a gasp when I saw it. Excellent work!

V @ Invaluable Valuables said...

Magnificent table... but what did you use for the lettering ?? I have tried Lettering timber and it always bleeds ?? any advice ??
You should be very proud of your work ..this is just beautiful and if I wasnt in Australia I'de buy it myself !

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Absolutely amazing! You did a knock out job. It really does look authentic and it takes a lot to fool me. Just beautiful!

Shared this on FJI Facebook for SNS 84. :)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Funky-Junk-Interiors/175378011140#!/photo.php?fbid=10150264202466141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

Donna

Brenda Watts said...

WOW...LOVE LOVE ..amazing great job, the label is perfect....like you I also think the base is fantastic. thanks for sharing.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love it! Great job and the table is beautiful!
Blessings!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Gorgeous! I love the detail and the metal legs are great. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm following now (I tried during the blogger glitch but it wouldn't accept my password, problem fixed now.)

gina3 said...

Amazing and beautiful!!!

Tracy said...

Absolutely LOVE IT!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Wow, fantastic! I love this, thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

I am craving an overhead projector right now....think I'll try to borrow one from my local school over the summer....Thanks for sharing the finish....it is absolutely the best table I've seen this year!Lyndaoflakeland.blogspot.com

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

This table is absolutely awesome! Your hard work really paid off! I can't believe how beautiful it looks! Thanks for showing it to us :) Enjoy!
Susan @ homeroad

Heaven's Walk said...

Speechless. I am totally speechless! I LUV LUV LUV this table! You did an amazing job on it! Can't believe you could actually part with it! lol! Where does one get an overhead projector for a project like this.....? I would love to try one of my own. ♥ Love your blog, btw. I found it through my bud, Donna at Funky Junk Interiors!

xoxo laurie

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is THE coolest thing I've seen in WEEKS! AWESOME! Just completely awesome!

Inspired by you said...

So incredibly awesome! You did a fantastic job!

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

Awesome! One of the best projects I have seen!

LaKeta said...

This is fantastic!!! Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment:)

LaKeta
1luckeegirl.blogspot.com

Doni said...

That table is incredible! What a great idea and you did a lovely job!!
Blessings, Doni

bj said...

OMYGOSH, this is an amazing and beautiful table. I just love it sooo much. I would LOVE to do my coffee table like this but......
You did such a great job.
xo bj

gail said...

wow! I love it Korrie! You did an awesome job! I love the graphic you chose from Karen's site! You have a lot more patience than I do! This would have taken me a couple of weeks.
catching you for thursday's party.
gail

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

Holy wow. This is unbelievable! It is so beautiful, you did an incredible job!

Sibylle said...

awesome! looks really beautiful! the print was just made for that table!

The Whispering Creek House said...

well done!! i love it!!!!!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Kudos for your creativity and the wonderful result. Your table looks GREAT. Now I'm looking at my old coffee table with a speculative eye....

Eleonora Boiserie & C. said...

Wonderful eclectic opera: can i translate in Italian your post on my blog?

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

Awesome transformation! I love that!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Now that is a successful project...very professionally executed!!!

Seven Sisters said...

all i can say is...wow...that is beautiful! and i love it! ...i might apply this idea to the top of my island in my craft room, how neat! thanks for stopping by our place and lovin' on my yardstick crates!
♥Jaime...sevensisters

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Wow. wow. WOW! This is amazing and I love it! I'm over from Lauren's and I will be sharing this on fb, twitter and stumbling the post. (And probably pinterest too!) Wow! (Did I already say that?)
WOW

Logan @LifeforDessert said...

OH MY WORDS...this is SOOO fabulous! I might have to completely copy your idea and give my beat up old kitchen table some new life! GORGEOUS!!!! This is a pinterest project for sure!!!

firstnightdesign said...

Simply fabulous!

Dina said...

WOW!!! THis looks amazing! Worth all your effort and time!!

Firefly Notes said...

No Way!! You have a steady hand!! I wish i could do that!!! so cool!!

Angela said...

BEAUTIFUL! WOW! What more can I say?

angela@honeydewproductions.blogspot.com

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Wow!!! That is gorgeous!!! It looks like a very pricey high end piece now! Love, love, love it!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

wow, this is increadible!!!
Love it!

Otter Hill Designs said...

This is the coolest table I've ever seen! I bet Pottery Barn starts making them after seeing your creation! Awesome.

Gosia M. said...

It do an impression

MYLISE said...

C'est absolument magnifique !
Beautiful success. It looks authentic !
Bonsoir de Mylise

ghanya said...

This is really AMAZING!

Hugs
Ghanya

Lionessak said...

I have the same table that you do...I picked it up for free from the curb! I knew it needed some work done but didn't know what??....Now I know exactly what to do with it! ;) Thanks for your idea!!! Loved how yours came out :)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

GAH! Love that! Now I want one! It looks perfect, lucky you for having a friend with an overhead.

Maria said...

This inspires me, thank-you for sharing this gorgeous work of art!

Anji Johnston said...

This is absolutely AMAZING!!!

j*e*n said...

Wow! Love what you did to a very vanilla table. Hooray for chocolate! :)

Colleen said...
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Colleen said...

This is such a great idea, it looks amazing! Is it costly to rent a projector?

Miss Charming said...

You did it again! I just saw your guest post and that wonderful turned leg table. I HAVE to try this! Yours look absolutely wonderful! (What a great idea and perfect execution.)

Clydia said...

WOW! What an amazing transformation!

Okio B Designs said...

Oh wow! I'm speechless! This is just fabulous!!!!!!!! Smart thinking about the projector!

Jeanine

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I have a projector...and do stuff like this for people all the time, but never for myself...can you believe that?

IT'S A LOT EASIER TO PENCIL TRACE EVERYTHING...CUT'S YOUR TIME IN HALF..AND THEN YOU CAN WORK WITH THE TABLE IN THE UPRIGHT POSITION..AND NOT IN SUCH A BACKBREAKING WAY!

TRUST ME.

That image from the Graphics Fairy is one of my favourites...and you've used it in theeee best possible way! It really does look like a crate! Ingenious person that you are! Well done! I'm in awe of the results!

I'm your newest follower!
stop by and visit with me sometime!


ciao bella


Creative Carmelina

Nook & Cranny said...

Way to go. This is so darn fantastic.
Love it.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

wisp said...

Wow! I love this! It's so gorgeous! What a lot of work you have put in, too! I love the pictures of you painting. Your hair has gotten so long! It's beautiful! And you have become such a popular girl! o.o So many comments!

Saving Grace said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I am putting this in my inspiration file!! Great job!!

Day Dreaming And Decorating said...

Do you hear me appluading for you, that came out FANTASTIC!

Tricia said...

Obviously there are lots of people who love this table and I am one of them. A round of applause. You did an amazing job. I will be checking out your blog to see what other great things might be lurking there.

tammylovesdishes said...

This is one of the best make-overs I have ever seen. Incredible work. Your table looks absolutely amazing!
Tammy

Jeannine said...

Love it!

Kari said...

This looks FANTASTIC! Your hard work and endurance paid off - what an amazing one of a kind piece!

The Paupers Castle said...

I love it! It's beautiful!

Pete said...

c'est magnifique! stunning!

Allison said...

Okay, where do you sell??? I'm serious -- I want one!

All That Glitters said...

Amazing!!!

Bobbi said...

So beautiful...and I just LOVE that print from The Graphics Fairy.....thanks for the inspiration :)

Lesley Litrento said...

Hey!! I wanted to give you a heads up! I highlighted your French Chocolate table on my blog today with a permalink to the project. If you want to check it out....

http://thehomelessfinch.blogspot.com/2011/06/enough-about-me-highlights-from-blogs.html

Heather at Willow Cottage said...

I love your tables. I have been so inspired. I wish I knew someone with an overhead projector.

Shelly said...

Such devotion! I love your results!

clustres said...

That is terrific!

Jill said...

I'm speechless...and looking for a projector, stat! Gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love Favorites! Stop by and check it out!

http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/06/friday-im-in-love.html

Jenn@ Social Salutations

Diann said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

That is a fabulous transformation! Great job!

Andrea said...

What a wonderful result! I hope your back was okay. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Amanda said...

This is beautiful! I have featured it on Craft Gossip today http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/french-chocolate-table/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
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Madigan at madiganmade said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Love the metal legs with the wooden top. That graphic is perfect for that table. Worth all the back aches!

Lynda said...

Truly inspired...I completed a sign for a retired army sgt today.. using the minwax you suggested and it looks amazing.....and I'm still working on my stool w/choc...I'll attempt a larger piece one day....

Sew Now! said...

I am going to be searching for an old projector now!!! What beautiful work. I have a glass table top......hmmmmm (what to do what to do?)

Brandi said...

gorgeous!!! Your hard work paid off, what an amazing table.

Crafters Window said...

Found you at the CSI Project! Wonderful job! That table looks amazing.

Stacey said...

WOW! Amazing! Such backbreaking work - you rock!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Cindy said...

AWESOME!!!! Looks like alot of work but what a wonderfully beautiful table you have now. I LOVE it! Great job.

Lönnehus said...

WOW,WOW,WOW!!!
Es ist der pure Wahnsinn, was du dir für eine Arbeit gemacht hast!!! Das Ergebnis war die viele Mühe aber wirklich wert.
Ich habe dieses Motiv auch, wenn du Lust hast, schau doch mal in meinen Blog WAS ich damit gemacht habe :)
LG
Carina

Terri said...

I think you did an incredible job on your table! I would not have thought of the overhead projector, that was brilliant! Every step you took really added to the beauty of your table. Well done!
Hugs,
Terri (your newest follower)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Fabulous! Just saw this featured on The Graphics Fairy. You did such a great job and thanks so much for showing us how you did it! Bravo!

Nan said...

This has to be one of the most beautiful projects I've seen out in blogland! You did a wonderful job! Congratulations! (I saw it on the Graphics Fairy) -Nan from youcouldmakethat.blogspot.com

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a LOT of work! But SO worth it for that payoff! It's just plain awesome!!!!

m ^..^

Connie said...

Found you from the Graphics Fairy...WOW! You did an incredible job! I absolutely LOVE your table!!!!

majekmom said...

I so love that!!! I think I might have to copy you!!

Papillon said...

WOW!! I have come here via the graphics fairy -and am glad I did! This table is just STUNNING-and so inspiring-now if only I could blag an old projector...!!

RosenHerz said...

Hi, you have done a really good job! it´s sooo beautiful! best greetings from Austria

Annie Louise said...

I just hopped on over from Graphics Fairy and Oh My Goodness--you should be showing off this table--it is stunning! Looks like a restoration hardware, or pottery barn table that would probably cost thousands!! Congratulations on a job well done----take a well deserved rest---hope your back is doing better : )
Jeanette

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I think Anthropologie may be calling you to buy this fabulous piece for a couple thousand! Don't sell...it's too cool and can never be replicated. LOVE IT!! Did you free hand paint or use a paint pen? xo

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

I LOVE this! Don't you love it when a vision in your mind comes to life? You did such a great job. My BFF/SNL has a similar table that could use a make-over. I'd love to surpise her with this idea when she moves into her new place. Thanks so much for sharing. (I would be just as crazy excited as you were!)
I'm new to your blog, came over from GF.
Have a blessed week,
Missy

【ツ】 ⒶⓃⓃⒺ 【ツ】 said...

Your work is FABULOUS!!! When I first saw it, I thought you turned an old box into a table...then I quickly realized you did this by hand!!! You've given me another reason to purchase a projector...as I have to do this project! Thanks so much for sharing a spectacular project!!!

Aroura said...

What I'm craving is a table just like that! There aren't enough synonyms for gorgeous to aptly describe it! Congratulations on a beautiful table!!!

--Arnnette said...

I love it. What is it with husbands not coming when we want to show them our projects? If we yelled, "what?! Jerry Rice is going to play for the Cardinals!" They would be there before I finnish the word Jiffy:)

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

LOVE this table. I have a similar coffee table. Wasn't sure what I wanted to do - but now I know!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

This is incredible! You did a fantastic job and I admire your perseverance!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I just love this table.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I am posting this on the Cedar Hill Ranch Facebook page.

Gen said...

Absolutely incredible!

Beth said...

absolutely freaking amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deanna @ Sentimental Redo said...

So cool I pinned it.

ourcornerhouse said...

You are welcome to come over and paint on our stuff ANYTIME!!! Thanks for sharing this, you did such an awesome job!!

-Teresa

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! You did a fantastic job, I just love it.

Have a lovely day!
Gaby

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

I love your table, you have inspired me to redo my kitchen table... I'd love for you to share it at my link party. WOW!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

This is awesome, unique, and everything great! I love it when a good plan comes together! Came over via the Ivy Cottage "Say What" party.

Lisa said...

Thank you, what an awesome tutorial, I can hardly wait to try this. FYI I found a used overhead projector on Craigslist for $20.00.

Tanya said...

Wow...this is amazing! LOVE it. This was very inspiring :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This is fabulous! I too am getting an overhead from a friend next week, I wonder if I could ask you a couple questions? Can I buy the overhead transfer sheets at home depot and print it myself on my home computer? Do you think it is easier to paint it while on the over head or could you outline it with pencil and then paint it? Maybe you would see the pencil lines? Did you use a paint brush or a paint pen?

Thank you so much!!

Carol

ANNIE said...

Saw this over at Better After and had to check it out. It is GORGEOUS!

Heather said...

Absolutely Beautiful! You did an AMAZING job :)

Jenn said...

Fantastic Job! An I can totally relate the husband part! Except when I show him my stuff I'm always disappointed with his less then over the top well deserved applause! You'd think I was expecting a standing ovation (Well it wouldn't hurt ;)
Femininewithedge.blogspot.com

Jenn

Mindy said...

you did an amazing job!!! you are so talented and creative! im your newest follower :)
Mindy

webbygrrl said...

Gorgeous! I want it! :)

Rita May said...

Gorgeous!!! Your husband should be very happy. He has a very
talented wife!
Rita

Kristin said...

I LOVE this table! I've wanted to do this for a while, but I don't have a projector yet. I've waited to do something with that same graphic--it's gorgeous! Awesome work!

Toqua's Crafts said...

I love this table!
I love your work.
After all the work that went into this table I'd almost be afraid of using it {almost}.

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Love how this turned out! Just found it on Pinterest. Am using it as an example of French Script on my blog. Stop by if you'd like!

www.chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspotcom

Renata said...

Großartig!!! Der Tisch sieht absolut wunderbar aus!!!!!!

Liebe Grüße aus Norddeutschland!

Miss Martina said...

Long time reader; first time post-er: You are brilliant!! Every project (as with this one) I exclaim, "This is her best yet!". Love it - Love it - Love it!!
MM-

quiltmaster said...

I love it too and can only repeat all the compliments already posted. Bravo!

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

OMG - I absolutely LOVE it!!! You did an amazing job and have inspired me in many ways. Thanks so much!

pipigirl said...

girl, your work/art is NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING. you go on the stars....you will win.....:):):):)

Katrina said...

MAn! You have some patience... but definitely PAID OFF! It looks amazing :)

Sandra said...

You are amazing. Love it!!!

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Love your french chocolat table...I think I have had this graphic saved for over a year to use as a muslin patch my daughter's jean jacket!! Love your blog!
Patti

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ΚΑΛΗ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ!!!!

Kathy said...

Ok I have been on your site for way too much time this early morning and blown away by your creativity...wow!!!! Love all your projects your really, really good my new *friend*!!

MaryE said...

This is just SOooooo fantastic I will be giving this a try some day. You are so clever. What paint or inks did you use? Thanks for sharing this beauty. Mary x

joanne said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS !

Judy (Distressed, But Not Forsaken) said...

This is so gorgeous! I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love what you did!!!

AprilLH said...

You did a beautiful job. I can't wait to try it! Hope your back and neck feel better ;)

April

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"LOVE,LOVE,LOVE"..."WANT,WANT,WANT"!!! That is FABULOUS! I am defiantly using/stealing your idea! I have a BUTLERS COFFEE TABLE, the ones that have the tray top. WELL, It's been put into retirement in a closet AND I'm thinking that this is a PERFECT FACELIFT for it!!! Thank you SO MUCH!
I am your newest follower and I hope you will PEEK into my Land of Blog too..
Have a WONDERFUL WEEK,
Thank you SO MUCH for this idea.
Donna

Fios de Sol + Coisas d Aldeia said...

I love it. It's beautiful. Kisses from Portugal

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I wish I had that amount of patience and talent!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Wow, did you ever get a lot of comments on your coffee table! I can see why though, it's beautiful. I have this linked to my coffee tables post too today - well done!

Self Sagacity said...

If all it took you was two hours, I am very impressed. The paint job would have taken me two weeks! smiles, new follower

Marci Wood said...

What a GREAT tutorial! I myself have a set of tables I have been wanting to like this and you have helped me to do so!!!!! Keep up the good work ;)

Jeannie-JB said...

Hello, I was just wandering around the blogasphere and found your post. Had to stop and tell you that I LOVE table - you did such a wonderful job. Thank You so much for the tutorial. It's well written and easy to follow. I've pinned your table!

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Thomas A. Marino said...

very nice table love it

Engela Murray said...

Exactly what I want to do with an old kist. I just have a question.. what paint did you use for the words?
Or was it a wood stain? engela@itemate.com

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