Happy Humpday everyone! I know it’s only Wednesday, but I am so ready for this cold week to be over. I guess I now have the motivation to work out … just so that I can warm up.
Running a furniture business, I like to try out various new techniques and finishes.
Sometimes, I can stare at a piece for quite a while wondering what sort of transformation it needs. What sort of finish can I give it while still making it stand apart from the rest.
When I found this table (a neighbor had next to the dumpster), I was stumped on what to do with this little fella.
Right now in the decorating world, it seems that animal heads are everywhere (I have Bessie in my kitchen and some jackalope antlers on my gallery wall). So after deliberating, that’s the direction I decided to go.
First I painted-on two coats of blue chalk paint. While the paint was drying, I found a deer head silhouette on the internet, so I sized it to fit on my table and printed it off.
Next, I put the silhouette under some contact paper and traced the deer head.
Once it was traced, I cut it out with scissors.
I then centered it (I eyeballed it), peeled-off the backing, and placed it on the table pressing down the edges. Although that sounds simple, this was ridiculously tricky to do alone — contact paper is sticky stuff.
I then painted on two coats of gold spray paint.
After the paint dried, I distressed the table and coated it in clear wax. It was a very simple process, and I was really happy with how it turned out!
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