Thursday, June 4, 2009

DIY: Michael Miller, say "hello" to vintage side table

I'm trying to make my little DIY projects a little more complicated each time so you don't get bored, but I warned you that I'm all about some decopauge right now. This idea comes straight from Mintage Home and it's a furniture redo + decoupage project. Thank you Mintage Home for the idea and the instructions!
So, B and I have a little vintage table that we keep in our "entryway" and the second I agreed to take it from his sweet grandma, I knew it would need to be redone. In the before shot you can see I stacked magazines and some random books here, mainly so the table wasn't empty.
Here's the table in all its naked glory waiting for it's "exfoliation." I promised myself I would do a better job sanding between each step as this is my least favorite thing to do and my laziness really shows in my previous pieces.
Ok, you know the drill, sand, prime (with Kilz this time, so much better than my previous choice), sand, paint, sand, paint, sand...(my poor bicep).
I chose white paint and set up a little vignette for you...wait for it...we are so not done yet.
In case you're wondering what this fantastic photograph is about, well I won it on Our City Lights in a surprise giveaway I didn't even know I was entering (Diana, you're so sly)! You can see more of Naomi Rose's photography here. I spray painted the picture frame a "watermelon" pink that I absolutely adore but B says only needs to be on something small (yeah, we'll see about that!)
So, with my handy Mod Podge (in glossy) I decoupaged the Michael Miller fabric to the table. I put about 5 coats on and then wet sanded it with 400 grit sandpaper. I honestly don't know how long this is going to keep and I should probably seal it, but for now I'm quite pleased with the results, and B likes it too so double points for me!
TAH DAH!
This project took some patience but was really pretty easy, and by "easy" I mean tedious and kind of pain in the butt...
I should probably learn to sew before I run out of ideas for my fabric...
What are you working on?
{I just wanted to say that yesterday's response to the "revolution" post was overwhelmingly encouraging to me. I loved reading about what you LOVE about yourselves. You all are some amazingly strong, talented, beautiful women and I'm so thankful to have you not only read this blog, but take the time to leave thoughtful comments...THANK YOU!}

49 comments:

PS~Erin said...

Oh my goodness! The fabric looks so fab! Seriously, this turned out great!

Naomi Rose said...

that frame is fabulous. It makes me so happy to know that all of those little prints I sent out are scattered all over the world on peoples walls, fridges and (adorable) tables. Good job on the makeover! I'm a big fan of this blog xxx

Jennie Bee said...

Wow that came out so cute! I love it! What a great pattern!

Maverick Malone said...

Oh, how fun! That looks loads better-I love it!!

xx. mavi

Southern Aspirations said...

Great job! Love the coordination with the lamp and the pop of the pink frame. I've been wanting to start decoupage projects... am starting out small with a storage box but yours is very inpirational!

eco-stylista said...

Wow, looks so great! I would not have the patience and I would get quickly uninterested to create something like that! You should be proud of yourself!

Ginger said...

Fabulous little table! I love DIY;) I just saw the cutest little loveseat on Design*Sponge that has inspired me to head over to Goodwill and get an ugly chair to recover; now I'll have to get a sidetable too!

Right now I'm about to start two summer costumes, details to follow on my blog . . . .

Tamstyles said...

paint will hide a multitude of faults!

Tamstyles said...

Check out my blog..something for you girlie!

Haven and Home said...

I am very impressed. It looks great! Exfoliation,that cracked me up. I am lazy about sanding too, I hate to sand and yet it is so necessary, ugh!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! I loved the fabric you used. So cute. I have trouble finding time to be crafty. I'm still working on a dress I started last Fall!

MelanyTN said...

It's really cute! I love it! I just bought some ModPodge yesterday and am trying to decide what to attack. LOL I love putting fabric on things like you did... hmmm. I will have to browse more on your blog for even more ideas. Thank you!!

cassi rash said...

That looks A-MAZING. I'm so impressed!

Blair said...

I think you may just be the DIY queen! I have so many things that I want to do but always get so scared to just do it. This is such an amazing transformation.

Mintage Home said...

wow, I love it. So modern yet vintage!!!!
I love the fabric too!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I love that pattern. You amaze me with how much you get done at your house! I'm a total slob right now and all I can manage to work on is the pile of laundry from our trip(!)

Hanako66 said...

It turned out amazing!!!

I am working on a project that has literally taken me a year so far (obviously I have not done much yet!!) I hope to get back into it this summer!

issa said...

oh what a fabulous DIY!! i love how it turned out!

Patricia Torres said...

OMG.. that fabric looks so impressive!! The table doesnt look like a DIY.. it looks completely different.. like a new peice!!

WOW!! You are such a DIY queen!!! I'm just too impressed!!

Jackie said...

Wow, this turned out really great! What a cute little table you had to work with. Love the fabric, it all looks so good together. Also love your lime green hippo! Too cool :)

Rachel said...

LOVE how this turned out!!! LOVE the watermelon frame!!!

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest table! Nicely done!

Boubou said...

Bonjour ! first time i come across your blog so im gonan visit it now :)
Well if you wanna be inspired by my collages/Scrapbook or just dream, come and visit my blog :)
a bientot !
Boubouteatime xx

Simply Mel said...

Wow! Now that is a makeover to be proud of! Talented girl!

What am I working on...building a tepee for my hide-n-seek obsessed daughter! :)

annechovie said...

Fantastic job! Love it and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

ana b. said...

It amazes me how you can see the potential in furniture! I can do it with clothes, jewellery & shoes but I just don't have the knack with furniture. Your DIY skills rock!

Sam said...

Now your table looks so fresh and cute! Bravo! I would say this is an outstanding success!

down and out chic said...

boubou- i can't link to your blog:( i'd love to check it out but for whatever reason i can't get to your profile. you'll probably never see this comment, but if you do, leave me your link!

flynn said...

Mmmm. Vintage modern.
The place looks awesome!
I just e-mailed this to the boy - he's anti-paint when it comes to wood furniture, but I bet if I told him he could use the sander he'd go for it ...

Gabbi said...

Great job, I really liked the way it looked before (to be honest) and thought 'oh no, don't paint it!' but the outcome is adorable. I love the color contrasts. My only DIY is the jewelry I make on occasion, but your posts are definitely inspiring to venture into more!

Diana said...

oh my word. this is beautiful, i was so excited to scroll down to see the results!! you did an amazing job on this and naomi's photos is amazing!

drollgirl said...

exfoliation?!?!? you are so funny!!!! and i love how this turned out. you are a wonder, for sure!!!

Laura Trevey said...

How adorable... Great job... You are so creative!

Rachel Follett said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! So cool! You did such a fantastic job with your table. I thought it looked good painted white and then I saw it decoupaged. It blew me away!

In The Cottage said...

This turned out SOOOO cute! I love every bit!
Well done, you!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

It's ADORABLE!!! I love the colors with the white. It feels so good when a project turns out as beautiful as yours did, it just feels so good. Right now and for some time to come, I will be working on my basement that flooded, no fun at all. :(

Quixsa said...

That is one sexy table! The pattern you picked is so light and happy, it fits perfectly :0)
As far as any projects that I am working on go, the only thing that I have time to do is study for finals next week!lol. lame I know

Kristin said...

So fabulous! Love the colors and I LOVE that vase!

vicki archer said...

Tah Dah all right - amazing make over. You are very clever I would have stopped with the paint..xv

The Cottage Cheese said...

I love your table! And that pink frame around that photo is just perfect. You are such a crafty girl...

...love Maegan said...

such a fabulous job!!! ...I think I have a large version of that vase!

Annette said...

That table is just so nice! Good job :-)

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That's awesome - I love your DIYs. Great job!

Bromeliad said...

Nice work. And how great to keep grandma's table in the family. (Although, thank goodness you hip-ified it.)

amybluestar said...

This is - delightful.

Amy
http://modpodgerocks.blogspot.com

amybluestar said...

Totally fabulous!

Amy

GUGAW said...

ooh i've been umming and ahhhhing about decoupaging a bookcase.....but i've never done it before and worried it might be too much of a big project for a first one. good to know that it's not too complex though....sure it'll give my biceps a massive workout!

Pacific Northwest Cottage said...

Too funny, I have your table's twin! No joke. One of the wooden screw covers fell off of my table too (I noticed in your photo). Our table was inherited and is still in really good condition. I haven't refinished or painted it, I'm not sure I could due to sentimentality. But, your work is so cute!

SpendiWendi said...

I am the fabric floozy!!! I love fabric and Michael Miller is one of my faves!!! Just recently started reading blogs and started my own. Just introduced to Mod Podge, have only used scrapbook paper so far, petrified to use my fabrics. What a neat table you did, love it!!!

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