Thursday, June 2, 2011

Decoupaged Table

I needed a  side table to sit beside my sofa.   I  moved  the one I was using to the other side of the of the room.  I wanted the new  table to be larger  so we could set drinks  or whatever on it comfortably. I knew I didn't want to buy a new table and then I remembered a table that I bought from a junk store 12 years ago. I thought it was a really cute table but I could never find the right space for it, so it sat in my shed all this time. I thought it could work but it was  very small.



Then I remembered a glass round  that I had. It used to top an old coffee table. It had also been sitting around for years. I thought if I combined the round with the table it would give me the size that I needed.


Clearly this look was not working. My first thought was to put a skirt on it, But that would entail buying fabric to make one or buying a  pre made, neither of which I wanted to do at this time. I got the idea to reverse decoupage the glass using postcard and script graphics. First I painted the table in Magnetite from the MS line at Home Depot.

please forgive my unfinished baseboards

Then I decoupaged the glass round  on the back using images that I printed from  The Graphics Fairy.


I liked the look a lot. I originally thought about distressing the table and I still might, but  right now I'll just live with it a while before I make a final decision. Below are some closeups of the top of the table.







I got a new table for the price of a 3.00 can of sample paint  I think that's pretty cool.

before

After


I'm linking up with these great parties; My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday and  Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Friday and Funky Junk Interiors for SNS and  The Graphics Fairy  for Brag Monday and  Coastal Charm  For Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

46 comments:

  1. I think it is very cool! *love it*...and only $3 :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really cute redo, Karen. It looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  3. WOW, WOW,WOW!! Love it! It is so beautiful! You did an amazing job!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That is amazing! I love old postcards. A great job!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is awesome! Heck, you could even do this with one of those cheap pressboard tables that are made to be covered up. Don't you just love The Graphics Fairy! Great Job!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love that glass table top! Who knew it could look so nice decoupaging the back of the glass! Excellent look! Thanks for showing us how!
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
  7. It turned out really cute! And you can't beat the price *winks* Great job! Vanna

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love this! Decoupaging glass....hmmm who knew! Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sweet little table--love your idea!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh wow, this is totally spectacular--I love it!!!
    XO
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  11. Karen!!! What a great transformation girl!!!! I love that it was only 3 bucks too ~ the images are all so wonderful on top. Just beautiful, hugs and love, Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is wonderful! Graphics Fairy came though again! :-) Great idea. Thanks for your kind comment on my "chocolate" coffee table!

    ReplyDelete
  13. The table is fabulous! You certainly did a professional job.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Karen, The table is fabulous and how clever of you to add the graphics. Love it!
    xo,
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  15. First, thank you for your sweet comment my friend!!
    second, that table is AWESOME!! Unbelievable!!
    I Have to get a cloche!! I Love the cage inside!!
    xxDaniella

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love how your table turned out, and the accessories are perfect. Lovely blog. New follower here!
    Have a great weekend!
    XXXX Ido

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is lovely! Well done, what a sense of accomplishment!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Karen!
    I am delighted with the images of your blog, the pieces are wonderful.
    Linda a table covered with papers of the Graphic.
    Congratulations for the beautiful blog!
    Kisses from Brazil!

    ReplyDelete
  19. omygosh...this turned out to be a BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL table, girlfriend. You did an amazing job on it..I know you just love it to pieces.
    Great table.

    ReplyDelete
  20. The table came out lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  21. LOVELY Tables :)
    And do not miss

    S
    A
    T
    U
    R
    D
    A
    Y

    S
    H
    O
    W

    O
    F
    F

    WELCOME :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Too cute! The table looks great and can't beat the price!!
    Blessings!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Fantastic! I love this project. You did such a great job. Thanks for sharing your idea. I love you blog, I'm your newest follower. :)

    ~Liz

    ReplyDelete
  24. Perfect idea! Love the graphics you chose and thanks for the reminder to buy the SAMPLE cans of paint for these small projects!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Karen, thanx for visiting and your kind words. This table looks amazing, you must be very proud of the finished product. I have come to the conclusion I wish I lived in America...everything is so much cheaper, lol. A sample pot here is about $7.00. Have a fabulous weekend,
    HPS
    Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh I so love your table!! I love the vignette you have on top as well!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love it! Super creative and really, really cute! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Sad little old table turned fabulous! Great job Karen!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

    ReplyDelete
  29. That is SO creative!!!! And what a great idea for making something in such a simple, quick and beautiful way.
    love it love it love it.
    I have two glass rounds, and am thinking of choosing one of them for a similar look to the front room.
    Very nice. Thanks!
    Rose

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wonderful stuff! The Graphics Fairy is a wonder. What would we do without her!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow!!! Wonderful! The colors are great! Perfect job!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi Karen! Thanks for your return Follow!
    ;)

    ReplyDelete
  33. What more can I say? Beautiful transformation.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I so agree...$3 for a new table is awesome!!! Hop over today because you have been featured at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...feel free to grab my starfish featured button for your blog.

    Blessings,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  35. such a great idea for the glass top - turned out totally fabulous! I just love it when great endings morph out of uncertain beginnings :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Very cool! You did an awesome job, I love it!
    *hugs*deb

    ReplyDelete
  37. This came out very nice and so interesting yet useful. I also enjoying seeing the birdcage inside the cloche.

    ReplyDelete
  38. that is so cute! and resourceful and creative! i love it! i also looove ur vignette on top of the "new" table! great job! that's exactly why i never want to get rid of anything~ it can be a blessing and a curse! just ask my hubby! hehe!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Such a charmer~ love how this came out! Thank you for sharing at FNF :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Cute idea, I had no idea you could decoupage on glass! Yep, you can always distress, so live with it a while, you'll know!

    Carol

    ReplyDelete
  41. How adorable! You did an amazing job on transforming that little table!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Gorgeous and very creative transformation Karen!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I "LOVE" this table! You have really made it SO SPECIAL!!! and I LOVE what you did with the globe too! It goes perfect on this table! The globe reminds me of our winter this year. I would call it the "Ice Planet", LOVE IT!!!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  44. The table is fabulous! the colors are great, You certainly did a professional job.UK Cheapest Online Beds Store

    ReplyDelete

Please leave a comment so I'll know you visited.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...