July 31, 2013

Shabby Little Side Table With Plaster Flowers

This little vintage side table was a great find, it just needed a little love!


I looks like it was handcrafted.  


I added a ring of plaster flowers to the little door.  You can make the flowers in your own clay mold..Tutorial HERE.   Or you can make flowers in gum paste molds...Tutorial HERE.   I made a chalk outline of a plate, then "glued" the flowers down with vinyl spackle.


To make the flowers look like they were actually a part of the original piece, I filled in between the spaces with vinyl spackle......NOW, it looks like a hot mess, but stick with me......


You don't need a cake decorating tube, you could put spackle in paper you shape into a cone, snip the tip off and pipe on the spackle.


I used a couple coats of homemade chalk paint, globbing  a lot of paint over the flowers.  Then finished with a coat of clear Minwax, followed by dark wax. 

Now I think the flowers look original to the piece.




Have you ever noticed how big the old magazines were compared to the magazines we have now?


This is going in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques...I usually tell you a price, I'm really wavering on this one.....Maybe $55-$65?


I wanted to thank you again for taking a couple minutes out of your day to read my ramblings.  I love what I do, but sharing it with like minded people sure makes it more fun!
  
Happy Creating!

51 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I think that would be a great price- A good buy for the customer and I hope you make a decent amount on it. That is just a darling piece-the flower wreath really added a lot to it. xo Diana

T.C. Nilgün Komar said...

wonderfull

Bella said...

I love popping by and seeing all your clever makeovers! Beautiful job! I'm gonna pin it because one day I'm gonna have to try it too! And that mug on top is a beauty too:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love what you did with this piece! Love the idea of the circle of flowers. I must try this!

Teresa said...

Never the "from rags to riches" suited a piece better.
Turned out lovely... I so wish my husband picked something I saw in the side street this morning... then I'll be needing you...
News and a request for your expertise help, if he did ;)
Love,
Teresa

Debbie said...

That price would make it sell quickly, that's for sure. It's just perfect with the flowers. (I keep planning to copy cat your plaster projects and have yet to do it. I'm on that road to you-know-where paved by my good intentions, I guess.)

And I had not noticed that about magazines! By gum, you are right.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great table, Carol! I love how you made it over. It is really very multi-functional with the shelves, the little door and the magazine holder.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Love it
great job girl
It is really cute and I am sure someone will snap it right up

Judi Morris said...

Another fine creation Carol ~ I never heard of the vinyl spackle and this is just another reason I enjoy your posts ~ One of these days I'm going to try making the flowers ~ Thanks for the reminder and links to your tutorials :) Judi

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow! what an AMAZING transformation! (could kick myself now for not grabbing that curbside table i saw just yesterday!)

June said...

What a cute piece! I really love the flowers on it. I bought the spackle when you posted the tutorial, but I have not had the nerve to try it - seeing this piece gives me the inspiration to give it a go. :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, Just an awesome piece and you gave it new life. Love it.
Have a great weekend,
Hugs~

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great makeover again, Carol! I think for that price it will sell fast.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Great transformation! I love the roses. Isn't it amazing how a little paint, spackle, a lot of imagination and some love can make such a difference.

SavannahGranny said...

Anyone who doesn't want to pay $65.00 wouldn't deserve to have this cutie. It does look hand crafted. My sweet Dad used to make similar items in his workshop.
My Mom taught me at an early age to refer to such items as you have...hand crafted. The beautiful items she turned out were to be handmade not home made. I say that is worth the extra $10.00 maybe more because it IS hand crafted.
I JUST LOVE your "handmade" roses and I still think you are one of the most talented ladies out there.
This is a lovely piece and I wish we had more neat magazine racks. I get so mad at the new magazines.Thinner, no content unless you count advertising.
Have a great weekend, Ginger

Heart Vintage Design said...

Another great tutorial!

By Neymes said...

OLÁ CAROL,VOCÊ ACABAR DE ME INSPIRAR MUITO COM MINHAS ROSAS DE GESSO.SUA PEÇA FICAR MARAVILHOSA,PARABÉNS.OBRIGADA POR COMPARTILHAR.BOA QUINTA.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.

Lisa Russell said...

The before was so dull! I love your afters!!

Kathy said...

Great resscue! I have a cousin who is a cake decorator and have known her to pipe her own flowers and leaves for just such a project. Nice to see how it is done for those of us who don't have that skill!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Another fabulous makeover! Love the addition of the flowers!

Loretta Castorini said...

I love your blog, and you always give me great ideas! You da best!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

You really turned that plain old cabinet into a nice piece of furniture! The flowers really do look original to the piece, now, too. Great job!

Trishia said...

Would you come live with me for a week:)hehehe
LUV it!!

Kassandra said...

OMG Carol, this is a beautiful makeover! I used your gum paste molds tutorial to make some appliques for an old mirror and it turned out lovely too (you can see it here: http://kassandrashabby.blogspot.com/2013/07/ensueno-victoriano.html ) I deeply thank you for sharing so many clever techinques, you are a great inspiration!

Createology said...

I would easily pay $65 for this sweet little cabinet. Your vision is excellent when it comes to sad little orphans you find. You transform them into "Belles of the Ball"...ala Cinderella! Happy Creative Heart Dear...

Connie said...

Hi Carol, your posts, your projects and your tutorials are the best. You are so sweet to share all of your ideas with us. This little table is charming ... you amaze me. You're probably getting tired of hearing that, LOL.
Have a wonderful day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

That turned into a very nice table. You always manage to make something beautiful! Nancy

Acorn to Oak said...

You saved it! It really didn't look like anything special in the beginning. But, now....wow! It's really cool! I love how it has so much...a cupboard, shelves, a magazine holder... Very nice!

Tammy Woodcock said...

Oh Carol, this is probably one of my favorites pieces you've done. I love how versatile the table is & how accommodating for your needs. Well done! Hugs. Tammy

Laurie said...

wow, what a transformation, you work magic you truly do!

Trisha said...

Carol, you clearly are a furniture makeover artist. If everyone had your talent, there would be nothing thrown away. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful projects. Trisha

marda said...

You never cease to amaze me with what you can do to something that was purely ugly before you got your hands on it. I doubt if I would have given this a second look. If I lived near by I'd be in your shop several times a week!!!!

Ann said...

Great makeover. Amazing transformation of a not so great piece to a nice accent piece. You have great talent and vision. Thanks for sharing.

Karan Mell said...

I like this a lot. Great job, good price range too. I love your ideas with the spackle and molds.

karan

primsandroses.com

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow, this is a fabulous transformation! It looks original.
Fantastic job. We'd love to have you share it.
Hugs,
Patti

PattieJ said...

This turned out beautiful!! I love your lady head vases too!

Pattie

Sisters Treasures said...

Carol, I love how you transformed that little table/cabinet! Your prices are so reasonable for your creative work. I can see why your items fly out of your space.
Thank you for sharing all your creative works of art with us.
Betsy

Debbiedoos said...

What a neat little side table. LOVE how that turned out Carol.

Bonnie Jobe said...

Carol - how drop dead cute is this??? So talented...and makes me want to do this!!!

A McCarthy said...

This is just too cute...def. looks original to the piece. You have inspired me to make "trim" with gum paste molds and I love it. You are the best!!!

Rhissanna said...

The rose garland is really pretty and before I read the how-to, I thought you'd cast the roses all in one circular piece. Yes, they look convincing as part of the original. Lovely piece, Carol.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Carol,
What a sweet little table...luv what you did to it!

Blessings,
Linda

Mimi Sue said...

So charming! Love what you do with not so attractive pieces. You make them beautiful again! Mimi

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

that table is charming Carol and the extra care and time you took with the hand crafted roses really makes it so special. Perfect for a bedside table...with a magazine rack to boot! xo

Nora Miller said...

Carol,

What a neat little table with all of the compartments. You shabbified it up just right! Another wave of Carol's magic transformation wand ( or paintbrush )

Sue

Maggie said...

I think $75-$95 would be a fairer price...this is a wonderful piece!! LOVE the ring of roses. You are so talented!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

That lovely flower ring takes this piece from kind of mannish to light and feminine. Love it! I will try making those flowers some day.

Art and Sand said...

That is an amazing change - it doesn't even look like the same piece.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I can't believe how pretty you made that old thing look! That's what you do~~

lynn said...

this is so charming now,carol! love the circle of roses--that just makes the piece! LOVE the drawers below, too!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

It always amazes me how you can see the potential in crap, ha! Beautiful change up as always!