I call this a Rustic Shopping Bag Corner Table because I decoupaged the tops with this...
I can't remember where I got this bag, but I remember thinking when I got it that someday it would come in handy and this is that day.
Here is what it looked like when I got it...
The first thing I had to do was address the lifting laminate by gluing and clamping it. Once dry I had to address the red stain color which would guarantee bleed so I gave it a couple of coats of shellac.
Now for the fun part, adding the pretty!
I painted the top and bottom shelf with Country Chic Chalk Paint in the color Rocky Mountain. The rest of the table was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Primer Red for the first coat and dry brushed with Emperor's Silk for the second. Once dry I lightly sanded to reveal more of the Primer Red for a rustic look.
Then came the bag.
I placed the bag onto the top and figured out roughly which part I wanted to use. Then I generously cut the bag to the shape of the top. Brushing wallpaper paste onto the back of the paper I slowly laid the paper onto the top, rubbing out the air bubbles with a Mod Podge Smoothing Stick (a credit card works too).
Once dry I brushed two coats of Mod Podge over top the paper to protect the finish. After that was dry I used a craft knife to remove the excess paper along the edge and sandpaper to smooth out the rough bits.
Using a clean rag, I rubbed dark wax over the entire table, including the paper tops.
You'd never know it was the same table!
Red is my favorite color and if I had a spot in my house,
believe me I looked in every nook and cranny,
it would be staying.
Buuuuut unfortunately there wasn't a nook or a cranny to be had so it will soon be listed for sale.
So if any of you local folks think this would be a good fit for your home, please press the SHOP Tab at the top of the blog.
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