Saturday, 25 June 2011

An unlikely pairing – a new side table

I created this side table today with a couple of pieces from around the house. I was inspired by Richmond Thrifter, who did such a fantastic job on her own table.



I used the top of this old table and a thrifted candle stick.

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Caribbean Blue spray paint and gave it a couple of coats

I then dry brushed all of it with some white paint
I could have made a stencil of the Paris flower market, but didn’t want it to be permanent, so I cut it out of vinyl.
I then used a light grey paint mixed with glaze and gave the whole thing a once over. Best of all, I had everything in the house, so I didn't have to put out any money.

Update, Pam at DIY Design Fanatic asked for the cut file for the Paris flower market image; apparently you can use it with a Silhouette (although I don't know how) by importing the svg file. If you would like the svg, email me and I'll send it to you :)

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  1. It's really pretty! Love that blue!

  2. Looks fabulous! Where did you get the Paris Flower Market design?

  3. AMAZING!!! Such a beautiful job! And I love the cut out! PERFECT! Thanks for sharing it with me :)

  4. Super fun color and I love that it says Paris on it!


  5. You did a great job! I love the colour. Thanks for stopping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.

  6. Wow Mel! Another great job!!! Love that bold color and the design is great too!!


  7. It looks fabulous!!! So love revamping things from around the house. You are my hero <3

  8. Such a great idea, I'll look at large candle sticks differently now.

  9. oh yes please, can you send me the image transfer for Paris Flower Market, I love it, both your table and Pam's cushion look great!
    ta very much!!!!

  10. Oh, I would love this, thank you. I'll be emailing you.
    Awesome job!

  11. Hi there I just came over from pam's blog and I love your blog and your table dyi-
    (I just became a follower on your site :)

    PS> If you can do me a really big favor and email me the transfer Paris Flower Market I would be forever grateful!!!!


  12. I didn't see where to email you, so I'll give you mine. It is hollyglewisatgmaildotcom.
    Thank you~

  13. Absolutely positively LOVE this precious table! "Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery," right? Just remember that when I use your post for inspiration! (Ummm...and could you share where you found this delicious image?)

    visiting from

  14. I love this project! Can I get the stencil from you?

  15. I hope its not too much trouble, but I would love a copy of your Paris stencil. Love your blog! Thanks!!!!
    misingyu2 at gmail dot com

  16. Fantastic table ,looks wonderful. Could you send me the Paris stencil, I would appreciate it so much. My email is

  17. I just happily discovered you today! I LOVE your blog and the Paris stencil design! I received a Silhouette for Christmas, and I would be so grateful if you would email your design to me. Thanks for sharing your talents to inspire others!

  18. I love it! I just emailed you my request for the Paris image. Thank you, thank you! Love your blog...