French Script Side Table Make Over - Raggedy Bits

French Script Side Table Make Over

After finding this old table at my local thrift store I could see she had some potential. Sharing how I gave the sad old table a fresh new French Script Side Table Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com #frenchscript #sidetable #painted #furniture #DIY #upcycle #raggedybits #farmhouse #homedecor
I am slowly making my way through my pile of goodies that I have stored in my studio and this gal has to be one of my most favourite pieces to give a makeover too so far! She was found at my local thrift store so today I’m sharing how I gave her a French Script Side Table Make Over.

French Script Side Table

After finding this old table at my local thrift store I could see she had some potential. Sharing how I gave the sad old table a fresh new French Script Side Table Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com #frenchscript #sidetable #painted #furniture #DIY #upcycle #raggedybits #farmhouse #homedecor

Supplies needed:

* Sander -with 180 and 120 grit sandpaper
2 1/2 inch Paint Brush
1 1/2inch Paint Brush
French Script Paper found on the Graphics Fairy and printed on A4 paper
* Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Top Coat
Foam Brushes
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Vintage Photo
* Chalk Paint – I used my Duck Egg and Milk Coloured chalk paint but any Miss Mustard Seed, Sweet Pickins Milk Paint or Fusion Mineral Paint will surely do the trick.
* Wax
* Ruler and a pencil
* Scissors

Step 1 – Using your sander with the 180 grit sandpaper just to remove any lumps and bumps. Because you want to make sure that you have a fresh new canvas to paint on.

After finding this old table at my local thrift store I could see she had some potential. Sharing how I gave the sad old table a fresh new French Script Side Table Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com #frenchscript #sidetable #painted #furniture #DIY #upcycle #raggedybits #farmhouse #homedecor

 

Step 2 – Using your  2 1/2 inch paint brush give the entire piece 3 coats Paint, leaving the drawer fronts, sides and the front cupboard inside the framed area. Using my smaller 1 1/2 inch paint brush I applied 3 coats of my milk coloured chalk paint to inside the framed areas.

After finding this old table at my local thrift store I could see she had some potential. Sharing how I gave the sad old table a fresh new French Script Side Table Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com #frenchscript #sidetable #painted #furniture #DIY #upcycle #raggedybits #farmhouse #homedecor

Step 3 – Once dry, using your sander and 120 grit sandpaper start distressing to your liking and wax to seal.
After finding this old table at my local thrift store I could see she had some potential. Sharing how I gave the sad old table a fresh new French Script Side Table Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com #frenchscript #sidetable #painted #furniture #DIY #upcycle #raggedybits #farmhouse #homedecor
Step 4 – Go around the edges of the A4 French Script paper using Ink Pad to give the paper a nice aged look. Then using a ruler and pencil mark out each panel, cut them out and used the foam brush and top coat to apply to the inserts. Making sure that there were no air bubbles.

HINT: Use an old store card to burnish the paper in a circular motion to remove any air bubbles starting in the centre and working your way out to the edges.

After finding this old table at my local thrift store I could see she had some potential. Sharing how I gave the sad old table a fresh new French Script Side Table Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com #frenchscript #sidetable #painted #furniture #DIY #upcycle #raggedybits #farmhouse #homedecor

Once the top coat is dry apply another 1 coat  for protection, ensuring that each coat is dry in between.
After finding this old table at my local thrift store I could see she had some potential. Sharing how I gave the sad old table a fresh new French Script Side Table Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com #frenchscript #sidetable #painted #furniture #DIY #upcycle #raggedybits #farmhouse #homedecor
After all that hard work it must be time for another coffee!
Happy Painting!
Sigblog


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After finding this old table at my local thrift store I could see she had some potential. Sharing how I gave the sad old table a fresh new French Script Side Table Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com #frenchscript #sidetable #painted #furniture #DIY #upcycle #raggedybits #farmhouse #homedecor

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26 comments

  1. Thank you Amalia! That's a great question! It's just one of those feelings I get when I look at something and BAM the lights are flashing and my mind doesn't stop buzzing until I have it out of my head and the makeover in complete! xx

  2. I love this makeover so much, I've chosen it as my favorite link at this week's You're Gonna Love It Linky! Thanks so much for linking up! (I'm also going to feature it on facebook later this week so look for the tag!) I LOVE IT!!!

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