Thursday, September 6, 2012

French Postcard Table

I haven’t really fallen off the planet, I promise.  I just seem to have come down with a serious case of blog ennui

I don’t think it’s terminal.

All my kids are back in school this week, and the weather seems to be cooling down a little bit.  So the urge to work on some furniture has finally hit, and that’s a good thing (I have quite a stash accumulated).  One of this week’s projects was this coffee table:

postcard table

It started out like this:

postcard table 004

I doubt you can tell from the picture, but the finish on the top is almost completely gone.  What did someone do to that table, I wonder??  Not that I care, really, because it makes refinishing it much easier!

I went through my stash of French typography (mainly courtesy of the Graphics Fairy), and decided this table wanted to look like a vintage French postcard (similar to—but not exactly like—my white postcard table I painted last summer).

postcard table

There have been a LOT of typography tables since my first French Chocolate table, so it’s a challenge to change things up enough not to be boring!  So for this table, I played around with a little color.  Although the address is in black, the note that crosses the top corner is actually in a dark charcoal to differentiate it.

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But my favorite is the postmark in my favorite color…RED!

postcard table 013bThe base of the table got a good scrubbing and refreshed with a little oil-rubbed bronze paint.   Doesn’t it have a pretty shape? 

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So there you have it.  I’m still kicking and still painting  ;-)

Happy Fall, ya’ll!

This project has been featured at the Graphics Fairy, Elizabeth & Co., From My Front Porch to Yours, and aka design.

Linking up here:
Domestically Speaking Elizabeth & Co.
Primitive & Proper The CSI Project
Friday Remodelaholic 2805
My Simple Home Life’s Simple Creations Friday Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday
Funky Junk’s Saturday Night Special The DIY Show Off
Beyond the Picket Fence Thrifty Décor Chick
Knick of Time
Mod Vintage Life
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Perfectly Imperfect {Primp}
Common Ground My Repurposed Life
From My Front Porch to Yours All Star Block Party
Cowgirl Up!
The Graphics Fairy
{aka} design
Coastal Charm


Homeroad said...

You are not just alive and kicking... you are rocking! This is an awesome table!!! I love the colored writing!
Perfect Korrie!

Jaime Costiglio said...

Korrie I love the accent of color with the postage stamp, perfect and the curvy nature of the legs beautifully compliment the font. You seem to have kicked your funk and are now in high gear - Mommy loves back-to-school!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Well it's great to mark your return from ennui with a fantastic table. Great legs. I love the graphics on unpainted wood!

ANNE said...

Love the red!! and I also love that base, so pretty!!

mapleandmagnolia said...

Korrie, your new name is Midas. This is pure gold! :)

Rachel said...

Beautiful!! I love the black legs. Very flowy and the red. :D Yup! Noticed the red right off.

Ali Richardson said...

This is awesome!!!! Loving the small pop of red :)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I love this project! What a perfect way to kick-start your re-emergence in blog land!



Oh, and I love the postmark best too!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Beautiful table Korrie!! I love the postcard with the red postmark!

great job!

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is fabulous, korrie! i love the way it looks on the warm wood!

KC Coake said...

What a beautiful table! You did a great job.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I love how that turned out, Korrie! The different colors of paint against the wood grain look so cool.
Blog ennui. I can relate.

Diane Higdon said...

The table is beautiful. Love the bit of red!!! AWESOME :)

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love it! That touch of red really makes it pop! I'm a new follower!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Korrie - you've done a lovely job!!

Jennifer said...

I love love love this coffee table! Your postcard designs are my favorite. :)

- Jennifer @ JennJill Designs

michele said...

looks fabulous!

hope you'll sto by soon.


Dee said...

I Love this look. Beautiful! Dee from My Painted Stuff

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I'd love to hear how you did your transfer of such a large graphic. It's just the kind of thing I've been wanting to do but I'm hemhawing out of fear of results. The color is a sweet addition to the piece. Great work!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

PS: I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop by Quirky Vistas and visit and follow as well, if you like.

Anonymous said...

Hello Brag Monday neighbour - this is so nice and very unusual. I like the graphics on bare wood. Thanks for sharing

Steph said...

I've been following your blog for a long time, and saw your french typography tables over a year ago and fell in LOVE with them. I recently bought my first projector with this project in mind, and hubby brought me home a coffee table last week. I started on it, and then went browsing KSL to see what other coffee tables were listed at and selling for... only to see one of yours on there! I almost jumped out of my seat because I didn't know you were in Utah, let alone Davis County!! I guess I imagine all my favorite blogger rock stars are in some faraway place, haha. I'm just in Farmington. :) Anyways, just wanted to let you know I saw your table on KSL, so if you see mine on there in a couple weeks, just know I totally got my idea from you. ;) and I think you do AMAZING things!! Keep it up!

Atolye Shabby Chic said...

So lovely!!! Sooo natural colored. l love your projects. l wonder if you use a projector also for this table. lf so l ll stop trnsfer trials and buy directly. How long does it take for a table such as this one. Hoping to share one of mine if l can :)

Prairie Sage Farm said...

hello, hopping over from the graphics fairy! Yes, your tables was asking for that postale stamp.. looks lovely!

Jessa Scott said...

Very cute with the postcard. I like it a lot! - Fleur

Pamela said...

Korrie I LoVE this table!!! I have a table out in the garage I would love to do this to. Thanx for linking up to THT!

Honey at 2805 said...

Adore the table and the French postcard! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Ann said...

The pop of red is the perfect accent. What a lovely table!

Doreen said...

I absolutely love your postcard table. It's a treasure!

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

Wow, it looks fabulous!! I love it!
Saw you linking at New House All Star Block Party.
Debbie :)

Shari @ said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous. I've been trying to come up with a pattern for a drop leaf table I'm doing and this would be perfect. Thanks so much for the inspiration. You did a beautiful job!

MC said...

Can you do a tutorial on this? I have never used any graphics on my furniture (or anything else, for that matter!) Would love to know how it is done. Thank You!

Vintage Street Designs said...

What an awesome table! You did a fabulous job! Hopped over from Graphics Fairy and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @

must love junk said...

LOVE this table!! Great job! I'm your newest follower via aka design :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That wood top is just gorgeous! And your typography tables could never be boring. No one does it better!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a gorgeous project! You are very talented indeed! Megan

Sayuri said...

I love your table, it's absolutely gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

I love this table and wanted to tell you I've linked to it on my blog. When you said "French Typography" I suddenly started thinking about fonts in a whole new way and found a fleur-de-lis for a little stool. Here's the link.

Thanks for the inspiration...

Annette said...

Can you tell me how you did the transfer? Ive tried several ways and it just never works for me :(