You may have noticed in my great room reveal last night a yellow table in the corner.  We totally redid a this one a few years back now and I wanted to highlight this little vignette as it contains a few items that I didn’t have room to discuss in the reveal post. 

Great Room Table and Accessories

Anyway, it used to be a country green table with straight legs and a drawer.  I try to repurpose as much as I can, so we changed out the legs and took the drawer out since it was shallow and didn’t store much inside.  We added plywood to the front with appliques and then I painted it black and rubbed wax from a candle (a trick I learned from HGTV) on the black paint and used the same color that is on the walls (Mannered Gold) and then sanded areas where I put the wax so the black paint would pop through here and there.  I then used a raw umber glaze to age the piece and I painted the appliques with gold metallic paint and aged them as well.

Closeup of Table Finish

I love the vignette on this table; the pear I purchased from Ballard years ago, the books are from Home Goods and the artichoke finial is from Home Goods as well.

Table Vignette

The picture above the table I did a long-time ago. We used a good grade of plywood for the base and decoupaged a print I purchased from www.art.com to it.  Art.com has a fantastic selection.  John then cut molding to put around the piece to give it a finished look.  I just love this whole vignette, it adds some life to an otherwise dead corner and brings some elegance in as well.

Plywood with Decoupage Print

Table Vignette

I am Linking to:

http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/2012/06/120th-table-top-tuesday.html

http://www.diybydesign.blogspot.com/2012/06/swing-into-spring-its-party-69.html

http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/

http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com/2012/06/creative-inspirations-linky-party-18.html

http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/06/vintage-inspiration-92-painted.html

http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2012/06/home-sweet-home-71.html

http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2012/06/feathered-nest-friday_14.html

http://missmustardseed.com/2012/06/furniture-feature-friday-features-a-link-party-3/

http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/2012/06/treasure-hunt-thursday-61-highlights.html