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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shabby Numbered Nesting Tables


I've had these nesting tables for a while in the garage, but never got around to doing anything with them, until now.  I'm sure I have a "before" photo somewhere .....  Imagine if you will dark stain on all of them and that's it.


They are original old vintage tables and I had planned to sell them, but now ..... :)  They were a bit fragile and 2 legs needed a bit of glue, but otherwise in excellent condition for their age.


They were leaking tannin like no tomorrow so I had to coat them first with Stop Stain, then 3 coats of white chalk paint.


Then I printed off the number stencils on my computer and cut them out.


I decreased the size of the numbers to match the decreasing sizes of the tables.


Then I mixed up some grey acrylic paint and using a sponge brush, stencilled on the numbers.


Then a good sand and distress.  Followed by a good coat of furniture wax.  I love the way it brings out all the curves and corners of the legs.


Yep, they're a keeper. :)


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25 comments:

  1. I have nesting table envy Julie.... so loving these gorgeous little tables.

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  2. I'd SAY they're a keeper!! Love 'em - the gray with the 'shabby white,' and the fonts!
    Beautiful!
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Round Up party is open.

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  3. Julie these are gorgeous! And those legs - I see nesting tables around but never any so cute! Great find.

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  4. Lovin' the numbers...so very cute!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. Love 'em, Julie! Love the numbers and how they sit near your numbered pillow!

    visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday : )

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  6. Oh this is such a great idea, I absolutely love it! The little tables look beautiful, love the numbers and the whole thing!

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  7. Julie,
    Love your nesting tables.Numbering each one is the perfect finishing touch!
    ((Hugs))
    Anne

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  8. I love nesting tables but can never find them! The distressing brought out the detail and I think the idea of decreasing the size of the numbers was genius! Thanks for stopping for a visit and leaving such sweet words about the elastic cushion cover. G'day!
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the numbered nesting tables and the numbered pillow, too. I also love your flooring. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  10. Julie, Your nesting tables are soooo cute! I LOVE the transformation of them.
    Mary Alice

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  11. I love these little tables! I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/06/share-it-link-party-16.html

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  12. These are just too cute! The numbers are the perfect touch!

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  13. Love love your tables with the numbers. I have a thing for numbers! Found you via a blog hop and am now a new follower.

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  14. Love this ! The numbers were a genius idea.
    Enjoy the day!
    Linda

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  15. julie, these are so stinkin adorable! i love the numbers and the font you chose!

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  16. To jest fantastyczny projekt! Uwielbiam połączenie starych mebli w nowym stylu! Super! ♥ - Dominika

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  17. I love these!! And the numbers on them look so cute!

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  18. These tables are really beautiful. Ever since I saw the ones Cheri (from I am Momma, Hear me Roar) re-did, I have wanted to scour all the local consignment shops to find some nesting tables. Yours are fabulous. (and could easily be paired with other decoration themes/palettes.)
    (found you at pinteresting party)

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  19. Okay, I totally love your tables! What a beautiful job!

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  20. So many things to love about those tables ... starting with the numbers! I'm a huge fan of numbers, numbers, numbers!

    And, yes, they are some serious keepers!

    :)

    Linda

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  21. No. 1: Brilliant. No. 2: Well executed. No. 3: I love everything about these nesting tables.

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