Here is what the table looked like before the makeover.
It needed a few minor scratches and dents filled on the legs and the top and received fresh coats of Old White chalk paint, a little distressing, and some dark wax. Then the fun began...
Normally I transfer my graphics using graphite paper and hand paint the details but because these graphics were in a hard to reach spot I decided to give Country Chic Paint Image Transfer Medium a try. I love it when a new product rocks my world!
Next I applied the image transfer medium onto the good side of the graphic and carefully placed it in the middle of each table, rubbing out any air bubbles as I went. I let the graphics dry for several hours. With a water bottle I lightly sprayed each graphic and with my fingers lightly rolled over them removing a layer of paper. I let them dry again and repeated the process until only the graphic remained.
Now the great thing about this particular image transfer medium is that it peeled off so much easier than other products I've used and in far fewer steps. The image held onto the wood firmly, even after distressing it lightly with sandpaper. This is the best product I've used so far!
Thankfully my client was pleased with her tables and I'll get the pleasure of seeing them in her living room in early 2015 as she's enlisted my Interior Redesign services to do a makeover of a few rooms in her home. I can't wait because besides refinishing furniture, one of my passions is doing room makeovers using what is already in the home!
* This is not a sponsored post nor did I receive compensation for the products used. When I find a company or a product that I genuinely love, I like to share it with my readers.