Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Good Times at The Vintage Faire and a Table Makeover with Chalk Paint® and Efex Decorative Latex Appliques

Where did the summer go?  I have a lot of catch-up blogging to do!  August was such a busy month!  We celebrated a little guy's 6th birthday, made all of the necessary preparations for going back to school, packed up the kids for an end of summer road trip and participated in the Downtown Camas Vintage and Art Faire!
The Faire was a lot of fun and my husband was a huge help.  I loved that he spent the whole day with me!  I met so many wonderful people and enjoyed visiting with old friends!  Lots of treasures were packed up and made their way to new homes and I had the opportunity to chat with a whole lot of folks about Chalk Paint® and workshops at Camas Antiques!
Today I thought I would share the details about one little table that went to the Faire with me.  When I first spotted it, I knew the potential was there.  It just needed something extra to make it special!
 I was recently given the opportunity to choose a few Efex Decorative Latex Appliques to try.  I was interested in this leaf drop trim and it turned out to be the perfect addition to my little oval table.
What makes Efex appliques so unique is that they are stretchy and bendable, making them ideal for wrapping around curves.  They are also incredibly easy to cut.  I cut one length of the leaf drop trim into four pieces in order to continue the motif all the way around my table.
With the newly added detailed interest on all sides, this table would work beautifully alongside a sofa in the middle of an open concept living room. 
After giving the contact cement glue plenty of time to dry (which is hard for me...because I am incredibly impatient!) I painted the entire table and right over the appliques with Old White Chalk Paint® followed by a wash of French Linen, a little distressing and a coat of Clear Wax.
The addition of the Efex applique and the lighter paint finish gave a simple, sleek table a shabby romantic new look!
Thank you so much for your sweet visit!  I'll be back with more Chalk Paint® makeovers very soon!
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Best Wishes and Blessings,
Sharing With:
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
 Friday's Unfolded at Nancherrow