Little Table on the Side

After decoupaging my kitchen stools, I had a little bit of leftover black toile paper itchin’ to get pasted somewhere useful. I also had just a little bit of script paper leftover from the decoupage desk project. And well, there was my little ho-hum side table that was looking a little forlorn. I found it at the Kane County Flea Market last year for $10 and painted it white, then distressed it. It was okay, but I wasn’t completely satisfied with it. So … out came the trusty Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Mod Podge duo and this is the result …

Once again, I chose Old Ochre Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and French papers for the top.
I added a postcard graphic from The Graphics Fairy.
The little birdie picks up the color from the script paper.
Pearl S. Buck is a favorite author of mine. I always snag her books when I see them.
I think this decoupage table looks so much better than plain ole white (even though white is pretty).
It just needed a little more ooomph!
What’s the rusty stuff inside the bottles? I honestly don’t know.
Simple lace, wrapped around a rustic bottle.
Doesn’t everyone have one of these tables?
The toile and script papers were applied with Mod Podge and allowed to dry.
A final coat of Mod Podge was brushed atop the paper to seal it.
A final coat of clear wax was rubbed over the Old Ochre paint.
I’m lovin’ old papers these days. French ephemera is the proper term, I think.
The sides seemed a little blah to me so I cut a circle out of the toile for each table leg.
I’ve been thinkin’ of selling some of these decoupage pieces some day. Time will tell.
Hubby’s encouraging me to take the plunge.

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  1. Wow Jennifer, it looks amazing, it is good you had left over papers from the stools, and this table match the stools and looks very nice. I like the details of the sides, that circle paper you decoupaged, it is a nice touch. I was already a fan of the stools, now I am even more fan of this table. Beautiful picture as well

  2. Jennifer, Your little table has so much personality now. So cute!
    Mary Alice

  3. Your table is darling! I think it’s a little work of art. Way more interesting than painting it white!

  4. such a pretty little table

  5. How pretty! I really love this project xox

  6. That is so cute.

  7. Love it! I do have one of those tables….and even some toille! Now I’m thinking my little birdies should be white! Lovely vignette and great table!

  8. A pretty cool blog with lots to see! Richard

  9. Looooove the stools, below AND this darling little table! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love the table and that iron bird is great. Love it!


  11. Oh Jennifer, that is too awesome! I just bought a little table like this one too! The papers are such a great finish to it. great job!

  12. Oh my word what a gorgeous side table. You did an awesome job. I really enjoyed this inspirational post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party? Hope to see you there!


  13. This turned out beautifully! I love the way the top looks.

    I would be honored if you’d stop by and share at my first link party, Off the Hook:

  14. I love what you do with your projects! I’m gonna guess that the rusty color in your jars is just that…Rust! Super hard to clean out without using a rust remover like Iron Out.

  15. Love the table, such an inspiring idea.
    I wanted to thank you for stopping by my tomato pin cushion blog post.
    Have a great weekend.

  16. Hi Jennifer, The table is so cute! Thank you for sharing your project at the Open House party.

  17. I adore decoupaged projects! This is really pretty.

  18. What a pretty little table you now have!! Love it! I just bought my first ASCP, so we’ll see if I can come anywhere near what you’ve done. 🙂 ~Zuni

  19. Very pretty, Jennifer! I love the vignettes you have displayed on it, too. Such a great size table. I love these.

  20. Gorgeous, I love script & toile in general and you did an amazing job here. It has also given me an idea for my new (bookcase – now plain white) craft storage “cabinet”.

  21. your little table looks fantastic !

  22. Amazing Job- your table looks fantastic!

  23. Love your little table! I really like how you “blocked” it and used the envelope in the middle. I pinned it!

  24. Hi, I am glad I found your blog. The table turned out great. I also love using French ephemera.

    Becoming your newest follower.


  25. Gorgeous, thanks for the read xx

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