Saturday, January 14, 2012

Part 2 of my sewing table - FINI!

Hi Blogging Buddies! Although this table didn't quite turn out the way I expected, I learned a few things.

1. Nothing is as easy as it seems.

2. Citra Solve, a great product, doesn't do well on painted wood. When I used it to transfer a laser print, it actually "bubbled" the paint. That is a technical term. You knew that.
And  the ink ran, a lot.

3. Listen when a fellow blogger says she doesn't think that a laser print will work well on painted wood. I never listen...I just go ahead and do it anyway. I know, I am not too smart.

4. Distressing and a little dark wax can hide a multitude of errors.

Since the transfer was really pale, I had to use a paint pen to fill in the letters.
For the girl with her dress pattern, I had to go to Hobby Lobby and find a fine point artist pen and painstakingly go over each little line that I could detect. And it didn't look too bad. 

It is good to learn from your mistakes, right?

Now, on to those chairs in my sun room next!  See you soon!

Have a wonderful weekend!



Richard Cottrell said...

It now has a personality.Richard from My Old Historic House.

hootnonny said...

You are now wiser! And the sewing table is a unique piece!

TexWisGirl said...

what a cute idea! distressed is a good look! that would sure be mine if i tried to sew something! :)

lisa said...

I think this is wonderful Charlotte!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

We are so similar in personality because I rarely listen also! I always think it'll be different in my case or I can make it work. I think this looks awesome!!! You should be very proud of this.

Sweepy said...

But that's a great table.
I can't make one like that and I'm a woofy designing dog!

Donna said...

It's a great little table!
I never seem to listen Either!Hahaaa...
Have a great week Charlotte!

Happyone said...

I think it came out great!! Nice job.

ImSoVintage said...

I love how it turned out. I'm so glad to read about other people's mistakes, because I make so many, and yes, I often forge ahead against better advice. :)

Ann said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting. I think your table turned out really well, despite the challenges. I haven't tried the blender pen on anything other than fabric, so I don't know if it would work on paint. I was going to try it on a cabinet, but after your Citra Solv experience, maybe I should test on scrap wood first.

Lois Arnold said...

Charlotte, Thank you for visiting my blog. I like your sewing cabinets and we do things to learn, right? I must come back to learn about your photography.

Kristin@Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

Even though the citra solv didn't quite work out, it's still an adorable piece!