Monday, September 19, 2011

Three Gals Get A Makeover and My Giveaway Winner

Hello friends and welcome back. 
It still amazes me that you all come back each time and I'll try never to take that for granted.
For those of you eager to hear if you won some fabric...well you just have to wait just a smidge
Hey...come back here, no fair peeking at the end of my post.
You are obligated to sit through my table makeover..hehe..

So here we have a trio of very nice Craigs List  nesting tables.
As you can see the tops are in rough shape...some rings, burn marks and worn spots.
I think they need a little love and I'm feeling very loving today.

Are you ready to see the fruits of my love fest?

Well what do you think?
They just needed a little ASCP and a French lesson.

Instead of the typical 1-2-3 adorning each table, I chose the French version.

I handpainted the French lettering with ASCP in Graphite.
Here is a little hint when you are painting letters, use a good quality, fine liner artist brush and add enough water to get your paint to an inky consistency. 
It will flow much nicer.
I found my font on
Simply print out your words in your chosen font and using graphite paper, trace them onto your project piece.
Then you are ready to paint them...easy!

I started with Old White, then trimmed the tables in Versailles and Paloma.
I think these colors look lovely together.

Then a little distressing, a good waxing, buffing and my tables are reborn!
Now they are ready for my shop at The Fox Den.
I sure hope someone else loves them too.

Thanks Kim for picking me in your giveaway so I could  have my giveaway!

Ok...and now for the winner of the $50.00 gift certificate from Natasha at the fabulous 
 First I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all who entered. I was blown away by the number
of you that responded. 
The lucky winner is......

Congratulations Kristy!
  By the looks of your blog, you are surely going to put this fabric to good use.
Send me your e-mail and I will put you in touch with 

Until next kind and stay creative.

Ooops...I forgot to tell you something very important!!!!!
Remember when I told you how grateful I was for your participation...
well , I really meant it!
To show my gratitude, I am going to send three more followers fabric from my personal 
never ending stash!!
YAY...3 more ladies get to receive a package of beautiful fabric.
And those 3 lucky ladies are...
#1...Annette @ So Many Memories
#2...Nancy @ Atelier Conti
#3...TJM @ Quilt Artist

Congratulations Ladies!
Send me your mailing addresses.
I wish I could give you all some fabric...actually..I could, but the shipping would break me

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Anonymous said...

You make a makeover look like easy as 1,2,3.

Wanda..... said...

You're very generous person, well as a multi talented one!

Lydia said...

I LOVE the numbering of the tables. Awesome idea.

Annette said...

The tables are just delightful with the French twist!

And you are so kind and generous! Thank you so much for choosing me to receive fabric from your stash!!! I'm so excited I can hardly sit still! :)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

LOVE these tables! Such a great idea and I was gone when I saw the French numbers on them! They are perfect!

Kristy said...

Your tables are beautiful!!!! I wish I had the vision of how to take older furniture and turn it into new and beautiful creations! Maybe that's the next craft I'll learn! :)

Thank you so much for the giveaway!!! I'm so thrilled!!! Just emailed you!

Hines-Sight said...

What a great idea. Love the French theme. Clever. Clever.

Claire said...

Hey Janet, love your little nest of tables makeover. I have a set that belonged to my mum, but they are in good condition so I won't be making them over, but love what you did.

Painting the French words on them is a great idea and I love the colours. I'm sure they'll be snapped up from The Fox Den.

Congrats to all the giveaway winners, there'll be some wonderful crafty makes going on in those households in the near future.


Jennifer Juniper said...

I love those tables - I will never know how you find such great things! I think all the furniture in the world that needs a little love looks you up and asks you to buy it :)

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Great makeover and for once I have just the table crying out for it. Thank you

Little Blue Mouse said...

The lettering on the tables looks really effective, I would never have thought of doing that.

Congratulations to the winners!

Taryn said...

This looks amazing, oh and the bluebird is sooo sweet, we have a nest in the front yard =)

Gretel said...

That lettering is superbly done, I'll be surprised if these hang around your shop for very long!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love them!!

Lou Cinda :)

MyShabbyPinkRoseCottage said...

Hi Janet! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tables. I went to, but was a little overwhelmed. What font style did you use on these tables? Thanks for your time and once again, I love the tables.

Atelier Conti said...

Janet, I'm totally THRILLED to be one of your extra winners. I can't believe how sweet and generous you are. Thank you SO much!!

I love what you did for those three ugly step sisters. They have been transformed! So great.

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