I finally found a little time to work on a dining room suite I bought months ago at auction. The suite included table and three leaves, six chairs and a buffet. It was a fabulous buy at $20! This one was a painter since a dog had chewed on every leg of the table, chairs and buffet. Did no one ever notice what that dog was doing?
In the before pic (notice all the other 'projects in waiting' on top of it?) you can see that the finish is dull from sun damage and covered in scratches. ~
I liked the inlaid and burled veneer on the drawers and wanted to save their finish. ~
The rest of the piece got a coat of Benjamin Moore Fresh Start primer and a couple of coats of BM Mayonnaise latex paint. When the paint had set, I wiped it down with dark walnut stain to age the look of the paint. ~
I found an image to dress up the door fronts from The Graphics Fairy and printed out two 8X10 copies. A regular, ink jet printer works fine for this. I cut closely around the images to minimize the amount of paper I would have to deal with in the next steps. ~
I painted Modpodge on the ink side of the images. ~
The Modpodged ink side was stuck to the painted doors and left to set overnight. ~
I soaked the paper images with a wet sponge and started rolling back the outer layer of paper with my thumb. Don't rub too hard or you'll go through all the paper and rub the ink off. You want to roll until the image comes clear and only a thin layer of paper remains. ~
This is a nice, showy image for the doors. ~
The whole piece got a good buffing with Trewax paste and viola! a pretty, country cottage chic piece! ~
Now, on to the table and chairs!
I'm starting to feel like an old work horse that may drop dead in the traces!!!
I'm bragging about this at:
Maureen- That looks really great! Unusual piece when left with the center drawers in their natural state. Love the transferred image-xo DianaReplyDelete
You're really good at this Maureen. Hope I can do that too. Thanks for following back. =)ReplyDelete
Oh this is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial, I'll have to try it on that hexagon table I painted with chalk paint.ReplyDelete
I can't believe you got that amount of stuff for only $20.ReplyDelete
I love the mix of paint and wood on the buffet, and the graphic finishes it off nicely - I'm looking forward to seeing the other pieces Maureen, when you have the energy !
The transfers look splendid on the doors. I want to paint our buffet white but Joe is not having it...not yet.ReplyDelete
20 bucks...wow, what a bargain and that graphic is great. I have seen how to do that many times but never with mod podge...may have to give that a go on one of my projects! Good job!ReplyDelete
Great look Maureen. Love the graphic on the doors. I need to try that method. In the olden days, I used decal-it and it worked the same. Don't know if that product is available anymore. But ... there is Mod Podge !!!.ReplyDelete
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
OMG - this is beautiful - love love love the mod podge idea - will have to copy this some time!ReplyDelete
Your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back!
Oh she is so pretty after her makeover. Hop over and show her off at my NTT party.ReplyDelete
Oh this is great, I have not yet tried the mod podge wet down, but would love too, thank you for the tutorialReplyDelete
Hi Maureen, You did a great job on this piece. Turned out lovely, and I can't believe you got all that furniture for only $20! Wow, good for you.ReplyDelete
I love the paint technique & the prints you placed on the doors. I love painted pieces & I have to admit I'd love to see it all painted! But that's just me.....probably need to be more open, it's just the way you painted is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh that is so awesome. I love the way you left some of the veneer and added the floral accent. So very pretty.ReplyDelete
a lot of work and it looks great. go, you.ReplyDelete
Oh your two toned charmer really came out great. I love yhr addition of the images. So very pretty. So glad you stopped by and let me know you liked mine too. I can't believe someone let their dog chew on all the legs! But you got a great deal on the set!ReplyDelete
Those doors look great! Nice update :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for linking up over at I Gotta Create!
What an interesting transfer process! I think you got a terrific piece for only $20! It looks lovely. I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime. Also, I would love if you could come by and link this up at my Linky party called Rustic Restorations Weekend. http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/06/rustic-restorations-weekend-linky-party.htmlReplyDelete
Beautiful! I will have try this transfer technique sometime in the near future. Thanks for sharing ~ JudyReplyDelete
So very pretty! And fabulous tutorial ...ReplyDelete
I love this piece. So glad you linked it up to share.ReplyDelete
Okay where do you find the time? Fabulous piece and totally unique!ReplyDelete
The transfers were a great touch for this wonderful makeover. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xoReplyDelete
What a lovely redo! I've read several of your posts and have enjoyed your blog very much! Hugs, LindaReplyDelete
Wow! No wonder you don't have time to cross stitch! This painting project is fabulous! And if I know dogs, he or she was probably chewing furniture legs while no one was home!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful transformation!! My Mom had one of those buffets in the day -- wish I had it now but guess I wouldn't have room for it anyway, lol.ReplyDelete
It looks beautiful. We had a dog that chewed our new coffee table. It became an outside dog after that. HA! HA!ReplyDelete
The buffet looks just incredible, you did an amazing job!ReplyDelete
I love that you kept some of the wood and added the pretty graphic. All for 20 dollars!!! Why am I never around for these great deals?!
WOW! I love this, Maureen. It's worth more than $20 now!!! The graphic really added a nice touch.ReplyDelete
Fun to see your two tone take on this beautiful piece. It's eye catching!ReplyDelete
I think you did a fabulous job on it. I love the additional graphics. Very pretty!ReplyDelete
Hope you are having a great week! :)
Tami @ Curb Alert!
Maureen, this is really awesome, what an excellent work you made, it looks vintage, classy, elegant, clean and beautiful, nicely done.ReplyDelete
Wow...what a nice change. I love how you adhered the image (I have never tried that before. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the set!ReplyDelete
Maureen! This is to die for!! I'm loving the fact that you did not have to sand! That graphic really does make a statement on the front and I have never tried that technique. I'm going to give it a go on something smaller and see if i can do it! Thanks for sharing it! I don't know how I missed this post, but I'm glad I checked in on you today!ReplyDelete
That looks incredible! I would be afraid of that ink jet process! You did a fantastic job!ReplyDelete
And indeed you should brag about this piece! It's Fabulous and thank you for explaining how to add the graphics. I want to try it.......soon. Happy Wednesday ~ LynnReplyDelete
How beautiful this is! I love the combination of wood and paint. I can't wait to see the table and chairs!ReplyDelete
Fantastic! You know I have never played with modge podge but I will once we move in to our new place. Also, found enamelware. Say yay! for me :)ReplyDelete
That was a good buy. I like the stencils you used.
BEAUTIFUL job on this...WOW! Thanks for your kind and supportive comment on my blog. I WILL eventually get back to redoing furniture , but right now, this South American adventure feeds my soul...ReplyDelete
oh wow. really fantastic!!ReplyDelete
This looks amazing. I love it!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful project Maureen, thank you very much for sharing the tutorial, I love transfer with mod podge very easy and the result is good. Nice work, thank you for visiting my site as well and leaving me such a nice comment. Regards from Panama.ReplyDelete