Sunday, June 12, 2011

MacKenzie-Childs Inspired Table

I bought this old table at the flea market for $6.00:
A little sanding, glue and a quick spray coat of Heirloom White really cleaned it up well:
I wanted a "Mackenzie-Childs type Courtly Check" on the top so I drew grid lines using a yardstick as a guide for width and length:
and began the tedious job of painting checks(I call this "doodling"):
And being a right-handed gal, I KNOW I should paint from left to right, but I got carried away and got a bit DIZZY and smudged:
And that is when this comes in handy:
Here is the finished table:
A perfect little tea table!
Sharing with Hope Studios for Tutorial Tuesday and Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
and My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday Treasures

19 comments:

  1. Patti! Oh, my word--this is absolutely beautiful! Honestly, your things are so gorgeous. M-C ought to be proud of the way you duplicate their designs. Your steady hand absolutely amazes me.

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  2. That turned out great,love Mckenzie Childs...you did a great job.

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  3. Bothe tables, this and the one in the previous posts look great Pattie. Takes a lot of patience to deal with those checks!

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  4. Patti this is sooo lovely...such patience and skill! What a great post! Hugs!

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  5. a lot of work but so pretty.
    Cathy

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  6. Adorable! You do have a lot of patience!

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  7. Very sweet Patti. I would never have the patience to do that!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. Qh This is so cute! I would never have the patience to complete a project like that!

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  9. I think both tables are just wonderful. I can't imagine painting all the little squares and you made them so straight!! Beautiful painting.
    Brenda

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  10. Hi Patti,
    I love this table!!! You definitely took it from boring to beautiful!! I've been catching up on your other posts too and I also love the flowers on the other little table. You are a very talented artist. The little stool looks lovely painted black and the trim was the perfect finishing touch!
    You have been busy!!
    Jane

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  11. OMGosh Patti, that table is adorable Ÿ You did a great job. I ♥ the MC look.

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  12. This is a great transformation. I love, love, love the black and white checks!

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  13. So pretty...bet it would look cute topped with a glass of wine as well...hee hee!!

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  14. You know I love it, Patti! Good idea using the yard stick for size; I'll have to remember that tip.

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  15. Great makeover on an inexpensive table!
    Love that!
    xo E + J

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  16. Okay Patti, slow down and let me breathe. I am loving this table and yes, just the right amount of courtly check. Mmm Mmm Good!

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  17. Another darling piece. You are very talented. Love the CC top! ~ Sarah

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  18. I will be featuring this tonight at my link party. Please drop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. The link will open tonight at 8pm EST.

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  19. Could you do that with the blue painters tape or is it the hand painting that makes it?

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