Kroehler French Provincial Side Table Makeovers | The Interior Frugalista: Kroehler French Provincial Side Table Makeovers
Kroehler French Provincial Side Table Makeovers | The Interior Frugalista

November 27, 2014

Kroehler French Provincial Side Table Makeovers

The table on the left may look familiar because I gave it a white makeover several months ago. My client recently inherited a matching rectangular table and wanted them unified for her living room. She commissioned me to not only give her Kroehler French Provincial Side Table a matching makeover but to add a graphic on the bottom shelf of each.

French Provincial Side Table Makeover with graphics

Here is what the table looked like before the makeover.

French Provincial side table before 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...

Country Chic Paint Image Transfer Medium

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!

First I went over to The Graphics Fairy website and found the Count Your Blessings graphic and printed it in reverse.  Then I used the French Wreath graphic and in PicMonkey added the phrase Live Love Laugh inside the wreath and again printed it in reverse.  

French Provincial side table image transfer 1

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.

French Provincial Side Table image transfer 2

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!

French Provincial Round Side Table with Graphic

French Provincial Rectangular Side Table with graphic

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!

Round French Provincial Side Table After Makeover

Rectangular French Provincial Side Table After Makeover

I can't leave a drawer untouched so I lined it with scrapbook paper using the same image transfer medium to adhere it to the drawer and top coat protection.

French Provincial side table makeover with lined drawer

Now the two Kroehler French Provincial Side Tables look like they've always been a matching set!

French Provincial Side Tables unified by a makeover

* 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.

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