I picked up this small, vintage side table at a yard sale a while ago. It was an orange-brown color when I found it with a small hole drilled in the center. I really like the turned pedestal base on this petite table.
After filling the hole with wood filler, I gave it two coats of Paris Gray Chalk Paint. Yes, I am still loving the Chalk Paint! I already need to order more Old White and Country Gray. I guess I will be using the Paris Gray and Duck Egg Blue a lot until I get enough money for a new order.
After painting the table, I realized that it looked too plain and it needed something to dress it up. I found an image on the internet, printed it and resized it with my copier. I used tracing paper to trace the design on top of the table and then filled in the traced design with a white paint pen. I really love using the tracing paper and the paint pens. They make it so easy!
I used a stylus pen to trace the design through the tracing paper. For those of you that don't know, I stylus pen is an instrument with a metal tip that has a tiny metal ball on the end. I went to the art supply store to find one and the man working there told me they did not carry them and he snidely remarked, "Who uses those anymore?!". Well, I looked around and happened to find them down one of the aisles. I saw him when I was checking out and I held it up and said, "look what I found"! He was not amused, did not say a word, and walked away. I was just trying to help him learn about his inventory. What is up with customer service these days!?
I lightly distressed the whole thing including the design and finished the table with a coat of clear wax.