Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MY OWN FRENCH LINEN PAINTED TABLE

Hi friends...
Here's a coffee table that was originally purchased by my mom from a tag sale.  She painted it multiple times before she gave it to me years ago for our screen porch.  At that time, I painted it white....a few years later, I painted it in a creamy white.  It has since become the coffee table in our family room and I was wanting something more from it....sooooo, here is my take on a "French linen" paint technique!...I'm really happy with the way it turned out and how it contrasts with the otherwise ivory room....take a look...what do you think???
 After

 Before

My version of a French Linen finish...a deep taupe paint, with an ivory glaze. 





After two coats of paint...




After I gave it a coat of ivory glaze...







Once the paint cured for a few days, I sealed it with my favorite product...minwax finishing wax.  I used an old sock to apply...let it dry and harden for about 15 - 20 minutes and then buff away with a clean cloth or sock..(hehe)



I Like!!
Thanks for visiting...please come back again soon...
xo, Mariaelena


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27 comments:

  1. Great transformation, Mariaelena! Perfect for your family room.

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  2. Beautiful table makeover! I love the French linen look and it's beautiful with the ivory!

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  3. a french linen finish for a tabletop is the sexiest thing i have seen all day. rawr. i love it. so much softer and sophisticated than the white.

    happy monday, sunshine.

    michele

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  4. Great job on the table Mariaelena! It looks rich and elegant in your room, and really ties in with the pillows on your couch. Have a lovely week!

    {{hugs}}
    Deborah

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  5. I love it! Boy that is a great finish.. love the color, really rich. :)

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  6. Beautiful job! The colors are wonderful, but the table also has such wonderful features. I would love it in my house!

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  7. I love this. It goes so well with your decor scheme! I've never tried Minwax finishing wax. Does it make the finish yellow over time? I've just started using Anne Sloan soft wax and so I don't really have anything to compare it to!

    Great job!

    Jessica
    thejunknest.blogspot.com

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  8. So pretty. I really love the color!
    Have a great day...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  9. What a great table. And I love the way you have it displayed!

    Warmly, Michelle
    Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

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  10. Beautiful transformation! ( and love the tip with using an old sock - I've been painting furniture for a long time and never thought of that!!! )
    A new follower ( would love a follow back when you have the time )
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  12. Mariaelena, I love the colors! I love the white wash you used. I need to get some of that and try it for my next piece!
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  14. Gorgeous ~ I LOVE how it turned out. I'm featuring your table in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

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  15. Beautiful and I like the tray too!
    Susan

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  16. I think your version of French Linen is just splendid, Mariaelena! You definitely breathed new life into that table!

    Carol

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  17. I love your table! The ivory glaze finished it off perfectly. It looks beautiful in your room.

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  18. Fantastic makeover. I love the taupe color with the glaze.

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  24. The table turned out great. I have never thought about French Linen for my house, but I have a piece I might just try it out on.

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