June 16, 2012

Copper-leaf Drop Leaf Table

Finally got this girl finished!!! I didn't think this was going to be such an ordeal but drop leaf tables are hard to paint! I found her in the trash on the way to dropping the kids off at school!! Missing a foot and I didn't have tome to search so I just grabbed and floored it. When I stopped on the way back for a better look-see, I found the foot laying on top of the bagged trash in the can! Whoo Hoo! That sounded kinda morbid didn't it!

Anyhoo, I have a super busy night ahead so I am getting right to the photos. I hope you like!!

 She was so ashamed she couldn't even show her face.  

 But that didn't stop her from showing off her fabulous legs!

Pretty bad huh?

She looks so classy now. She doesn't need to show her legs to get attention 

 I wanted the copper leaf to be a little rustic on the legs and the line detail. I hand-painted the Allium detail with the sizing gel and then copper leafed it. I love how it turned out. I have been wanting to use leafing on a project for a while but I didn't want to use it the traditional way. No surprise there =0)! I will definitely be using this technique again.

 I used a heavy hand with the sizing so it looks raised and I really love that aspect of it. I tried to get a photo to show that but I was in a hurry and just didn't.
Lame I know. 
I shouldn't even be allowed to carry a blogging license. 

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She's in the shop if you are interested!

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  1. Once you start you cant stop, right Kim? Another beautiful project from you!

  2. Glum to glam! She was a beauty in the rough, but you made her gorgeous!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  3. what a great idea! I am gonna have to go find some of that!!
    Looks great.

  4. ooo la la! So cool! I love something different - same ole' same ole' get's boring!!

  5. What a beautiful transformation! I love the extra detailing you did on the legs!! Hope you'll stop by sometime. :)

  6. i can't believe you got that the curb it's so beautiful now!!

    i'd love for you to post this at Get Your Craft On at the Gilded hare:

    have a good day!!

  7. I love those twisty legs and your flower ... great job on that big project! Thanks for sharing her at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

  8. So gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. -K

  9. Love it! I love funriture with spiral legs. Thanks so much for sharing at Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.

  10. love this! its beautiful! such great character but yet simple! thanks for sharing!

    your newest follower...Danielle

  11. That is quite to project! I need to buck up and start working on some furniture. It frightens me :). Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  12. What a great find! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend! :)

  13. Wow! Beautiful rescue, Kim! Love it!

  14. How cute! And those legs are really awesome!

  15. I can't believe someone threw those legs in the garbage. CRIME!!!!!!!

  16. love your table and i would love to feature it, if that would be ok with you please let me know,


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