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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Shabby Chic table......... My first venture.....

Hi Everyone,
I hope you're keeping well,
Last friday I took my son to get the keys for his new house,
While I was waiting for him,
I discovered a lovely shop.
Shabby Chic Interiors.
Curiosity got the better of me, So I ventured inside......
I'm so glad I did, I met the owner, A lovely lady named Louise....
She was so helpful & friendly,
I could have stayed in there all day.
She doesn't know it yet, But she inspired me to paint a small table...
This is the result,
I hope you like it.

This is how the table was before I started.

It was in a sorry state.

I removed the varnish with sandpaper,
Then Reg took it in the shed & applied paint & varnish stripper.
(Thanks Reg)

The next stage was to apply an undercoat.

Then I gave it two coats of paint,
When it was completely dry, I sanded parts of it to give a worn look.

Items used.
Sand paper.
Varnish remover.
Rust-oleum, Chalky finish Furniture paint.
Chalk white.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
I really appreciate your comments.

Lots of love,
Sylvia x


  1. Oh wow this looks amazing. Hugs Jackie

  2. It looks great Sylvia - well done you. x

  3. Wowzer Sylvia! What a fabulous piece of "altering" - love the result!
    Sylvia x

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Sylvia-Anne x

  4. This is fabulous Sylvia, I love the new look.
    Linda xxx

  5. Wonderful work, Sylvia and your pics are great. Vee xx

    1. Thanks Vee, I like to photograph the different stages x

  6. Love the table Sylvia and love the China ,got some just the same been collecting them got 3-4 different sets including one from my late parents ...well here goes 3rd time lucky in posting this xxx

    1. Thanks Pauline, I can't resist buying lovely crockery x

  7. What a fabulous transformation, well done you! xx