Sunday, March 3, 2013

Grainsack inspired side table with French graphic

Hello my lovelies and welcome back!

She loves me, she loves me not!
I sat in a corner, all lonely and sad. Nobody cared a hoot or so it seemed. I watched all my homies getting a make over, looking all fab, getting all the ooh's and aah's, primping their stuff and my heart ached!
Was it ever going to be my turn??
Then one day I got scooped up and my heart (thumpa-de-thump) sang with joy!
Here I am after a layer of blue-grey paint!

I am finally shedding my plain Jane blah appearance and looking forward to my new look!

My legs and flanks got a layer of creamy-white paint...I love all this pampering....feeling good baby...yeah!

Then I was given these cute stripes...I heard her say that its grainsack inspired. Now I don't have the foggiest, but I was enjoying the ride!

Then she disappeared which felt like hours and I started to panic...had she given up on me now?!!...Noooo!

Then she re-appeared with a print in hand and I heard her say that its the Pappillon graphic from The Graphics Fairy. It took her a while to decide because there are so many awesome stuff offered on the site!

Well, she started vigorously scratching on the back of the paper with a graphite stick and I lifted an eyebrow...what now? I tried to guess her next move!

Then she placed the paper face up on my hood and started tracing the graphic...Ouch, that hurt just a little!

Then she grabbed paint pens and went over what she had traced. Next she used the same technique to transfer a little bird on a branch!

Then she distressed the heck outta me...'suffer for beauty' I silently moaned!

Then I got lovingly waxed and buffed....that felt good and made up for my earlier 'suffering' and then for the big reveal!

I am flipping with happines, I am strutting my stuff. I think I am darn cute now...!  
I am not just a pretty face...cos I have storage for magazines, remotes and such under my hood!



 






 



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28 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for coming over to say hi!

    Have a great day!:)
    Sumaya

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  2. Well....excuse me while I FALL IN LUV......~~~:)

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    1. LOL...and your comment cracks me up. Its bed time here in Cape Town, but tomorrow evening I am coming over to check out your blog(s)


      Hugs
      Sumaya

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  3. Now how cute is that? And your presentation; wow! You really are creative.
    Blessings, Trisha

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    1. Thanks bunches Trisha.

      Blessings back to you my friend!

      xo
      Sumaya

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  4. What an awesome transformation. I love the grain sack inspired look and the sweet graphic you added too. Amazing what some paint and imagination can do. Thanks for stopping by my blog too:-)

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    1. I am happy to be doing graphic transfers again. I have a better printer now and enjoy playing with graphics again. I just finished a small cabinet to which I added a mannequin transfer. I can only take my pics over the weekend when I'm not at the office. So look out for my post probably on Sunday, God willing.

      Thanks Betsy, for stopping by and leaving such a heart warming comment!;)

      xo
      Sumaya

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  5. Love your distressing and choice of graphic for the table...charming! I am now following you. Looking forward to many more visits, xo Pam

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    1. I would love to have you visit me again Pam. Thanks for following me and thanks for your sweet comment!

      xo
      Sumaya

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  6. Love this! The stripe is great!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Thanks Jenna. I'm so happy that I added the stripe and contained myself in not overdoing it...lol. Thanks for stopping by!:)

      xo
      Sumaya

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  7. Very lovely makeover and completely changed the look of this contemporary table to a sweet vintage piece!

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    1. Hi, lovely to have you drop in. I love the way it turned out and I'm glad its got that vintage look about it now!

      Chat soon!

      xo
      Sumaya

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  8. Amazing...such a cutie now!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy, so happy you stopped by!:)

      Hugs back,
      Sumaya

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  9. Love the "new look"! Glad to "meet" you...happy to be following along :)

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    1. Looking forward to many more visits Laurel!

      Thanks so much for following along:)

      xo
      Sumaya

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  10. Such a cute makeover! You did a really nice job.

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    1. Thank you Brandi for leaving me your sweet comment.
      Hugs
      Sumaya

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  11. Cute table Sumaya. Love the story of the little table that almost wasn't! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. You get what I'm saying. That table really got overlooked and I am glad that I finally felt sorry for the poor thing..lol

      Happy weekend!
      Sumaya

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  12. What an adorable transformation, Sumaya. I've been a big fan of The Graphics Fairy for several years, too! Thank you for visiting (and following along) I'm your newest follower :)

    Jeanette

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  13. Thanks bunches Jeanette. Looking forward to many more visits :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Sumaya

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  14. Oh, I love it! Love the colors and the butterfly. Fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a great weekend. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. You are awesome Kathy, thanks so much!
      Hugs
      Sumaya

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  15. Love the new look Sumaya. I really want to give something a grain sack stripe. Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Oh, how pretty, Sumaya! You are extremely creative. I love the style you have created with the beautiful butterfly graphic.
    Blessings to you across the pond,
    Carolynn xo

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