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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Compass Table

I love to paint furniture. I really love to hand paint it also. Like my Audrey Hepburn Dresser, Butterfly Table and French Tea Cart to name a few. When I bought this little vintage round table I was going to paint a clock face on it, instead I went nautical.



It didn't start out this way. It was a dark stained table. I painted it white for a base coat. I wanted some of the white to come through when it was distressed.

I started with my projector but soon found that the circles didn't fit right so I drew it by hand. This happens a lot with projectors. As long as you can figure out the dimensions and what looks good to the eye you will make it work.


I also wanted to make this two-toned, I painted and mixed blue with white for the bottom. The top was painted old white. I didn't stop there though.


I wanted the top to look old like and old map. I painted the lines grey and the used dark wax to distress it more I sanded roughly. Then I dry brushed white on top of it.


This will go down with my favorites. I think it is fun to add a twist to furniture. Painting can help and give you the variety you are looking for when you want something different. Have you ever hand painted furniture?

I also want to tell you about a barn sale that is coming to Pulaski, Tennessee called Bella Rustica. I will be a vendor. Click and check it out. It will be located at Milky Way farm. A beautiful place.Ya'll come shop!!!




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21 comments:

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Its beautiful, Deneen! I just love the compass. :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow, deneen! you did an amazing job!

Decoratopia said...

What a lot of work! But it looks great. You did a really nice job!

Artsy VaVa said...

What a great table! I love it. Pinning!

Deb Hrabik said...

The compass table is so great. I especially like the worn look and the colors you usded. Awesome.
Deb@LakeGirlPaints..new follower!

reFresh reStyle said...

It looks great! I wish I'd get brave and try something like this!

Margaret said...

This is one of my most favorite nautical pieces yet-from any site, anywhere! Blown away, really. I have an almost identical coffee table that has been sitting in another room, contemplating what to do, and when I saw yours immediately thought, "That's it!" However, as some posts pointed out, "That's a lot of work!" If I do copy your design, it won't be nearly as good as yours. The graphics would make even the best eye look very close to discern if it is vintage, or a reproduction.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Wow! What a compliment Margaret!It really wasn't that much work. I would love to see your when you finish it. Good Luck!

Terry Moore said...

I have done one of these too but what caught my eye on yours is that you distressed it and I love this look. Looks like there is another one in my future!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I would love to see yours Terry! I wanted it to look aged. I felt it would look like an old map or something I pirate would have used lol

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Fabulous. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

Laurie said...

I've always wanted to make one of these! Thanks for sharing your post with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to share

Lisa Silfwerbrand said...

Great job on this little compass table Deneen! You did an amazing job painting it. Thanks so much for linking it up to the Bewitchin' Projects Block Party this week. I will be sharing it on the Recreated Designs Facebook. Hugs, Lisa

thecuratorscollection.com said...

You did a beautiful job on this table! The image and color choices are perfect for this style of table! Well done! I hope you have a great week!
Smiles!
Terry
The Curator's Collection & Making Broken Beautiful
http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thank you!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thanks

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thank you!

The Disney Chef said...

Is it weird I'm obsessed with compasses and can't wait to do this on a table that I'm totally clueless on how to use it? - Jerusha, THePositiveYear.com

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

Wow! This turned out beautifully! I did something similar to some tv trays a couple years back and also ended up doing most of it free hand. Its still one of my favorite projects. The compass design has a timeless quality to it.

Beverly Roderick said...

Your table looks great! I love coastal/nautical decor pieces. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. I'll be featuring your table at tomorrow's party.

Frugal Hausfrau said...

I love this table and know the perfect place in my house for it! Thanks for linking up to us on Throwback Thursday!

Mollie