Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vintage French Chocolate Crate Table

I recently found a table  at Red Hen Home  It's exactly what I've been dreaming up for my bathroom table that I bought last year at a garage sale for $20. More than I would typically spend but I saw it had potential and it was solid oak. I borrowed a dinosaur an overhead projector from work  (Yes, it's officially signed out) made the transparency and got to work. Instead of hand painting the design, I decided to use a SHARPIE! It didn't bleed and was super easy. After I finished the lettering, I sanded the top, wiped it down and sealed it with paste wax. Here it is.......

I am liking this table and it's MINE MINE MINE! I will forever remember how many times my children tripped over the projector cord, moved the transparency and walked in front of the projector light!!

On to the next project,


  1. Wow... a sharpie! I need to get next in line to pull this one off! You did a fabulous job! :)


  2. oh man! Why didn't I think of that...instead of using a bottle of old black it!

  3. Oh, it turned out beautifully! So glad you were inspired! Thanks for linking back.

  4. looks great, you were lucky to have an overhead to borrow. I WISH I had access to one!!!!

  5. Love THIS one too! You've really inspired me to try this! Now to find an OHP (lol)


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  6. I would love to know where you got your pattern... The Graphics Fairy? Can you give me a link?