Monday, April 9, 2012

Sometimes Plan B is Better

I don't usually start a piece until I know what I'm going to do with it. I found this cute table at an antique mall that was going out of business.  I got it for half off!  Score!  It had cute legs and great stretcher bars so I knew it had potential.
So the plan is to paint the legs and skirt turquoise (surprised?) and stain the top dark walnut.  Well, I gave it two coats of ASCP Provence, and stripped and stained the top.  Only problem is that the stain didn't take well and it just didn't look right.  


Great!  Now what?
Plan B:
Paint the top black.
Then I cut a stencil using my Silhouette and applied it to the top.
I painted the uncovered sections in Old White.
And the most fun step - pull the stencil off to reveal the pattern.

Yep, I'm lovin' it!

Two coats of clear wax and off to the shop it went.

Plan B stands for "Better!"

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36 comments:

Chrissie said...

Love it!What an awesome idea1

CJ - Juniper and Roses said...

WOW! I love it, thats amazing so effective - thanks for sharing it. CJ

Whimsical Perspective said...

Very cool.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

First of all, I love the table shape itself, Cyndi! I would have snatched that up, too. The painting ~ fantastic! Love, love the stencil you chose for the top. It looks great!

Debbiedoo's said...

I love this table. Great color you choice too, and the top is awesome. Thanks for sharing at the newbie party.

Kristin@ A Vintage Fairy said...

found you via how to nest for less party. love the use of the silhouette stencil. i just got mine and can't wait to do things like this!!

Jackie said...

I found you at Debbie Doo's newbie party & I love this table !! It's so "me." Beautiful job !!

Karena said...

Cyndi this piece is gorgeous, it would be hard for me to give up. I love that you stenciled the top; the contrast is wonderful!

I hope you will come and see my new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint projects!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Katherine C said...

Oh my goodness that is wonderful! Love your colors section too, well done, applausexo p.s. leaving a comment from my other blog today

Kammy's Korner said...

YAY for Plan B!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Sisters Treasures said...

Great plan B. Love the table. I found you via Teresa Cano's Garden Antqs Vintage.
Betsy

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

What a transformation! Plan 'B' is nearly always better!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Cyndi, Who knew that this table had all that chicness hiding within it! Your table is full of sass and personality. Very Very well done!
I love that lattice top... brilliant!
Yvonne

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This is such a beautiful table! I love the blue and the stenciling is gorgeous! You are so talented! Thanks so much for sharing this little goodie with us!

Take care,

Trish

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it, cyndi! i love the color, shape, graphic! what a cute table!

Good Time Charlie said...

I LOVE Plan B! That is just such a fun little table, and if hasn't sold already, I am sure it will quickly. Good thing the stain didn't take quickly! Thanks for sharing. -K

Mrs. Handyverger said...

Plan B is stunning! Love the Moroccan trellis look.

(Visiting from DIY by Design's Swing into Spring party. :)

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, i love that! what a fun color combo and love the stencil!

dreamsofhome said...

This is truly lovely, I love the pattern on top. Xx

Atta Girl Amy said...

You are so clever. I love this table, particularly the stenciled top. I may have to copy this idea.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I'm digging your new table! I have yet to cut a stencil with my Silhouette but it looks like yours came out great. I am still on step 1 trying to figure out how to cut vinyl well...LOL

Stephanie said...

Love it! Beautiful paint job :)

Lauryn Clemmer said...

so pretty! i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I found you from Miss Mustard Seed's link party - I LOVE the pattern and the teal color! Beautiful work!! :)

Jessica @ Nouvelle Vie Furniture

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a really great project! I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

Tisha said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

Strawberries and Sweet Love said...

Love it! What a great transformation. =)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

B is absolutely Better! Fabulous piece. And that stencil turned out amazing!

:)

Linda

Maureen Hayes said...

I wish I lived nearby cause I'd be buying this table for sure! I found you tonight via Twigg Studio and am so glad I popped by, you have a new follower!

gail said...

I love your plan Better! :) the table is adorable!
gail

Clydia said...

Love it love it love it LOVE IT! Seriously -- I am in love with the top of this makeover! Featured you today! {HUGS!}

Diane said...

I LOVE it!!! It's beautiful!

Diane

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love Plan B!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Featured this adorable table tonight!! stop by and grab a button! ;)

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Leigh-Funkyfaithgirl said...

I love the table, great job. Sometimes I always don't know what I'm doing with a piece either...I just go with it- :)
I always wish I could find a great table like this to paint. You have great luck!! I have a similar and can't wait to stencil a table top.