Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. My son and I arrived in New Mexico, and while I’m spending this evening with family, my blogging buddy Marie is here to share how she transformed an accent table with a shopping bag, and it turned out amazing.
Take it away, Marie!
Hello Everyone, I am Marie, a furniture flipping, empty nesting, Grandma who runs on two speeds; sleep and full throttle. I blog over at The Interior Frugalista where I share all things DIY from furniture makeovers, DIY home improvement projects, and home decor crafts. I’m thrilled to be a guest blogger at Knick of Time!
My neighbor a.k.a. The Furniture Fairy gave me this cute little corner table. I forgot I had it until rummaging through the shed one day. That same day I was going through my scrapbook paper bin and came upon a shopping bag that I had saved. I don’t remember where I got the bag from but obviously loved it enough that I thought it might come in handy some day.
Then inspiration struck…
A corner table with lifting veneer…
…and a vintage looking bag.
The first thing I had to do was address the lifting laminate by gluing and clamping it. Once it dried overnight I had to also address the red mahogany that was guaranteed to bleed through the paint. With an old chip brush, I applied a couple of coats of shellac and that did the trick.
I painted the top and bottom shelf with Country Chic Chalk Paint in the color Rocky Mountain. The rest of the table was painted with one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Primer Red. The second coat was dry brushed with the color Emperor’s Silk. Once dry I lightly sanded the paint using 220 grit sandpaper to reveal more of the Primer Red underneath for a rustic look.
You can buy vintage style paper bags on Amazon here (affiliate link).
My go to decoupaging medium is Dynamic Wallpaper Adhesive because I get very few air bubbles or wrinkles using this product. I brushed it onto the back of the paper and slowly laid it onto the table, rubbing the air bubbles out with my fingers as I went along.
Using a clean rag, I rubbed dark wax over the entire table, including the paper tops, to give it an aged appearance.
So will this make you think twice about recycling those interesting shopping bags you come across now and again? I hope you enjoyed and were inspired by my shopping bag table today.
Thank you so much Angie, for letting me share my table with your readers today!