Monday, March 9, 2015

Waterfall side table makeover

I stumbled upon this cute little side table at our local Habitat ReStore.  It definitely needed some TLC...

Waterfall Side Table Makeover

I just had no idea what it was that I wanted to do with it... It sat in my garage for months.

I brought it into my studio hoping inspiration would hit me upside the head :)

Waterfall Side Table Makeover

The veneer had to come off...  And, as I was peeling away I had remembered a fun poster I had picked up at Michael's one day.

It was basically the right width, I knew that much.  I might would need to trim a tad bit from it, but not much.

So...I got to work on it.  Cleaning it, and prepping it for it's new life as something a little more fun and cute.  She got a light coat of grey, then a custom teal I mixed to match the teal in the poster and then Benjamin Moore Mopboard black...


Waterfall Side Table Makeover

At some point during this time my husband walked into my studio.  Looking at the table a little confused, and being the brutally honest person he is... asked me what was I doing with this thing.  Well, see that poster behind the table in that picture up there... by the wall?  I held it up and said it is now going to be the new pretty little face this girl needs....

He wasn't sold... I could see it in his eyes!!

Waterfall Side Table Makeover

Can you see my vision?

Waterfall Side Table Makeover

I seriously don't know why I didn't take more between photos...  Except maybe it's because I had 5 projects going at the same time & my mind wasn't focused on pictures.

Once this girl was dry, I cut my poster where the door opened, applied the poster with mod podge.

Waterfall Side Table Makeover

Let me explain... When you apply with mod podge the hardest part is waiting for the next day...once it has dried.  It will bubble and scare you into thinking oh boy what did I just do.  

I was nervous that day as I applied it.  It just didn't look like it was going to work totally out for the better.  I was dreading pulling that baby off and sanding it down.

But...the next morning I opened the door to my studio and she was beautiful!!

Bottom line... be patient, have faith and let it dry.

I distressed in areas to pull the custom teal paint through the black....  I scuffed her up just a bit to blend the poster in with the rest of the distressing. I then gave her a wipe down with poly and let her dry...


Waterfall Side Table Makeover

Once the poly was all dry, I lightly sanded it with steel wool & then completely wiped it down with some dark wax to age it just a bit.

Waterfall Side Table Makeover

Waterfall Side Table Makeover

Waterfall Side Table Makeover


Gorgeous I tell ya!

Hope you enjoyed seeing this neglected sweet girl get a new life, because I enjoyed giving her one!!

Waterfall Side Table Makeover


Much love, peace & happiness




26 comments:

  1. I loved it! At first I thought you must have done the chalk paint thing, or maybe used a Silhouette; it was inspired to have Mod-podged on a poster!

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    1. Thank you Bon. I use my Silhouette a lot, but I was lucky to find this cute poster.

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  2. Completely awesome job! How fabulous it looks now!!!

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  3. Where did you find the poster?

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    1. HI B - I picked the poster up at Michael's.

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  4. Absolutely LOVE what you've done with this gal! I especially appreciate all you did with the paint layers so your careful "aging" has depth and color. I have furniture redos on my list and you've kick started me. Two thumbs up!

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  5. OOH Love this one Lynn, I'm going to have to keep my eye out for some great posters, what a great graphic I would have thought this was hand painted! Wonderful piece..

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    1. Thank you Brenda. Yeah I love using posters to create something different & this one did just that :)

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  6. Lynn this turned out amazing! Would love it if you linked up to our new "FURNITURE ONLY" link party… It will be open until Monday night for you to be able to link up! http://www.patinaparadise.com/2015/07/fridays-furniture-fix-link-party-debut.html

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  7. I really like what you have done here love the waterfall effect it looks really good.

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  8. Oh that turned out great! I love you used the poster in a new way and how you tied in the colors and the distressing.

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The current party end tonight but another one will be open on Friday! http://alaynascreations.co/2015/07/31/home-matters-link-party-48/

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  9. Wow. What a transformation. Great job.

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  10. What a great idea Lynn! It really did turn out amazing! Love it! Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time...Tammy

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  11. Oh my goodness this is great! You have really made a one of a kind piece! Love it's uniqueness! I would like to invite you to share this project as well as your other work at my furniture get together this evening beginning at 6:00pm (MST). I think you do amazing things here on your blog!

    Smiles!
    Terry

    http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

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  12. What an awesome makeover! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

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  13. It's FABULOUS! I love it. The only time I have been successful with Mod Podge like that was with some super thick scrapbook paper. Every other time it bleeds the colors when I give the over coat. I have also had it turn colors like pink into a muted orange. Do you have any tips to keep that from happening? I would love to use this technique more if I could work it out.

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  14. I would never in a million years have thought about using a poster to makeover a table like you did, Lynn. It turned out so adorable! I'll be featuring your project at The Scoop this Monday night. Thank you for linking up!

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  15. It's fabulous! You did an amazing job! I just love it!

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