Saturday, May 26, 2012

Paris apartment chic magazine table

Black and white oozes charm!!

Another project I finished, was this vintage magazine storage table - This is a flea market find and I knew I could do something special with it for re-sale!

As you can see she was very plain Jane, but just look at her lovely curves; I had to snap her up and bring her home with me !

The adorable frame is from Lauren's Etsy shop MyWonderfullyMade !

More to see....

I've been wanting to try the graphic image in white, so I decided to go with black colour!
First I gave her a few licks of white paint for contrast, followed by this jet black colour!

I found the French signage and the scroll at The Graphics Fairy and the birds on a branch image at Knick of Time !

I used the lead pencil method to trace the outlines of the images onto the surfaces. I then used a white paint pen to get the effect I wanted ! To finish her off I lightly distressed her to let the white peak through and a clear coat to protect her new look!

I hope I find a good home for her !

I am linking up with The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday !
I am linking up with Knick of time Tuesday vintage style link party ! create a -new! 


  1. Sumaya, it is beautiful! You have no idea how it blesses me to see the graphic I posted turned into something so lovely! Well done!

    I'm going to brag on you now! ;0)

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  2. This is really lovely, such a wonderful transformation. Done with a paint pen? I need to investigate those!

  3. Oh this is stunning! I can't believe you paint these images in after tracing them -- you are one talented and PATIENT artist! Thanks for showing my picture and link -- very much appreciated! It's Memorial Day weekend here so on top of cleaning the house (ugg!) I've been busy working on projects -- so nice to have the extra day this weekend to do that!

  4. Sumaya,
    This project turned out great.You have a very steady hand.Such a pretty piece.

  5. Ooh la la. How very, very tres chic. You should be extremely proud of yourself. The work is exquisite. Bravo. Virginia

  6. Very, very lovely and different (done in black with white lettering etc). I love it. Did you trace it with the lightest tracing (Saral) paper? Have to try this!


    PS - I am a new follower. Per haps you could pop over to my blog and follow me as well (Studio of Decorative Arts blog)

    1. Hi Linda,

      Here is the link to the tute I promised:

      I am going over to to your blog now:)

  7. Fantastic job! Love your paint go girl!!

  8. Love your comment Karen:-)

    Thanks bunches girlfriend!


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