Queen Ann Magnolia Stained Tables

When I came across this pair of end tables, I was loving the design and curves.   I wanted to create something feminine by using my Velvet Finishes paints and, of course, my MinWax Ebony stain. 


I found a couple of complimentary images of magnolias that I loved and thought I might be able to pull it off.


Here's a quick "after" shot


Here is how they started out - this was taken in the midst of my sanding and stripping.  



 About halfway through, I really wished I had just painted over the finish that was already there.  Especially since Velvet Finishes paints can handle that!  They are a no strip, no sand paint that works fabulously.  But for some reason, I thought I better strip them.  MISTAKE!


I don't know WHAT kind of finish was on these pieces, but it sure didn't want to give way to the vision I had in mind.  FINALLY they were all cleaned up.


I painted them with VF Rococo (cream) on the top and VF Cosmopolitan (a very nice and subtle mint hue) for the bottom.


FINALLY... time for the FUN!



 I transferred my images to the tops and got started with the first table




 Now, it was time for the shading to bring it to life




 Table 1 done, now let's get going on Table 2






 Since the lighting is so terrible, I decided to take them outside so you can get the real idea of the color











I hope you enjoyed the making of these pretty little girls.


Remember to check out Velvet Finishes paints ~ you will love em!


Stay tuned for more pretties to come!  (Actually, I think the next thing is going to be a bit on the masculine side!)




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