Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mackenzie Childs Style

I found this old table at the flea market and loved all the great detail on it. My plan was to strip the top, stain it and of course paint it blue but the plan changed when I found a hairline crack running through the center. I used would filler to seal it up but thought it would still be obvious through the stain. So I went to plan B: paint it Mackenzie Childs style.
                                                                                  

Dowel constructed and it was a little wobbly so I used some wood glue and clamps to sturdy it up. All in the comfort of my family room . Honestly, I can't even complain about the kids messing the house up. I am by far the biggest mess maker!

Mathematical drag of taping off squares.

Yay...all finished!



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29 comments:

Chrissie said...

I love plan B! This table is out of this world fabulous!! I love MC and you knocked it off beautifully. Great job Sue, you really outdid yourself on this one! My fave yet!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a great job, sue! you did mc some justice!

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

Oh my word. I couldn't even wait to comment lol! Thanks for linking up! Loving it. YAY!!! Great paint job.

Deb @ DejaRenew

Cindy said...

Wow! Your table turned out GREAT!

xinex said...

Wow! That is really awesome! It is so beautiful!...Christine

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

Hey Sue, just letting you know for some reason your link on my party, my link and Chrissie link to our projects is broke. So if you want to post this awesome project again please have at it and I will delete the one with the broken link. Don't know why it is just us three lol. Story of my life. thx Deb.

Emily said...

Wow I can't believe how much detailed painting you did! But it really does look wonderful. By the way where did you get the oriental rug in the picture? I love it! Was it a yard sale/flea market find?

Cass @ That Old House said...

OK -- that is AMAZING. It's fantastic. I have seen other knock-offs of MC style, but never one as well executed as this. Gorgeous!
I am green with envy.
Cass

tales from an oc cottage said...

Sooooooooooooooooo cool! It's perfection!!

m ^..^

Cowgirl Crafter@www.mycowboyswife.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely incredible! I love, love, love it!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

You have some skills, girl! That looks like alot of work! Turned out fab!

Terry said...

Well, I am glad that you found me so I could find you. I think this table came out fabulous. I agree, I wish I could get those prices for my stuff too. We would all be rich. But I take great pride in knowing that I did it myself for pennies on their dollar and just the pride of knowing that I did it. I am a new fan.

Linda Q said...

That turned out totally darling!!
Great job.
Linda

Little Red Hen said...

B'gok! Mackenzie Childs all the way! Mac would be proud of this piece! It is PERFECT in EVERYWAY! Amazing!
-Tami-

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out great, Sue! I love MacKenzie Childs stuff and you nailed it here! Your lines are so crisp, too.

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Wow! Beautiful! I love Mackenzie Childs! You did a beautiful job! You make me want to try it myself!
Susan

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

Absolutely fabulous! Perfect job! That's a treasure!

Rachel said...

I adore Mackenzie Childs but I can't even afford one of her teapots! This may be a good solution for me! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!
I followed your link from Metamorphasis Monday, stop by and visit me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com !

Becolorful said...

I love this and can appreciate the labor involved in all that taping. I do a lot of painted furniture pieces so I feel your pain but the end result is gorgeous. A great piece. I would be flattered it you would share it on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
Thanks,
Pam

http://becolorful.typepad.com

Jane T. said...

Jaw-dropping gorgeous.
I would easily pay big $$ for that table and it would be worth every penny.
Jane T.

Patti said...

This is one of my favorite things to paint...Courtly checks!! You did a great job on this table - pat yourself on the back :-)

Erin said...

I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/

Again, you did a fantastic job!! :-)

Marigene said...

Your table is fabulous!

Becolorful said...

You know I love love love this. Thanks for sharing it on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
Pam

Vintage Charm said...

This table is awesome!! Great job.

Ann said...

Why go to so much trouble with the painter's tape??? Just draw your grid and paint in the lines.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

This is such a fun transformation. Very MC.

artistryinfaux said...

What an outstanding job. I love MC, as so many do. I have a faux book that is full of her style and hopefully one day will be able to reproduce with my plans for a cottage to do all of my eclectic crafting in. Would love to share on my blog about your redo.

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