Tuesday, October 19, 2010

French Medallion Coffee Table

Holy Shlamoly!  Do you guys know how to come out for a great giveaway, or what?!?!  A huge welcome to all our new readers.  And a great big thank you for all your lovely comments about my newly made over dresser!

My Damask Dresser had a decidedly modern feel to it, so I decided that up next, I would do something with the projector for all you French, distressed, hand-painted furniture lovers out there (and I bet there are more than just a few.)

I picked up this coffee table at a community yard sale day a few weeks back for $5!!  Total steal!


I painted it an off-white with gray undertones.  Then I composed a medallion using two different designs that I found on istockphoto.com and projected the medallion on the center of the coffee table top.



The design on my Damask Dresser I wanted to be very precise, so I chose to outline from the projected image with a pencil,  then go back in and fill in with the brush.  This time, I wanted the design to have a freehand painted feel to it, so I painted with a golden yellow paint on the table top using the projected image as my guide.  After I had the entire medallion done, I went back with a gold metallic to add the shadows and give it some dimension.  I then distressed the whole coffee table, including the painted medallion to give it an aged look.



Here’s the finished piece:





The more I play around with the projector, the more ideas I have for applications for it.  It’s so fun!

If you haven’t already, check out my post on how you can enter to win your very own Super Prism Projector from Artograph.  :)


Linking to:

Domestically Speaking, Faded Charm, My Backyard Eden, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Somewhat Simple, The Shabby Nest, Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, Chic on a Shoestring Dcorating, Stories of a House


  1. Love love love the table! What a novel idea!
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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* LORI LYNN *

  2. My jaw dropped when I saw the medallion. Stunning, really!! I love the design you chose & you painted it beautifully. Oh, I want that projector!!!

  3. This is gorgeous. I want it! It is seriously stunning. Wow.

  4. That is spectacular!!! Love it.

  5. Love this!


  6. Ann Marie this is one of my favorites!

  7. I lu-u-uve that. Your talent abounds.

  8. ..wow your ideas are endless..my sister just gave my daughter a projector to do a pic of her horse...but mama needs to use this!...Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. OH I love this. I picked up a chest for 5 bucks at a garage sale and have NO IDEA what to do with it! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  10. Looks gorgeous; can I have it, lol!

    Sue @ Beach Bungalow

  11. That is so cool how you are incorporating it into so many projects! You have totally gotten me wanting one! The table is beautiful of course :)

  12. Oh, how lovely!!! So happy I stopped by!

  13. Love this table- the medallion is stunning-very creative and inspiring-Thanks and come visit!

  14. Love, love, love!!!!!!! So happy I swung over to check this out, it's truly gorgeous!

  15. An absolutely wonderful piece. What a genius you are!

  16. No one would ever guess this was once a $5 table. It is so beautiful! I love the legs and the medallion is a great idea!

  17. The medallion really make the table. It's a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing. I've enjoyed looking at your blog and I'm your newest follower.

  18. Beautiful! It's so great to find inspiration on all these wonderful blogs. I'm an addicted HGTV viewer, but getting so tired of only seeing modern design on there. Thanks for getting me back on track! :)

  19. It's SO SO pretty! I absolutely love it. Well done!!

  20. Wow- that is just beautiful! I love how it turned out! Well done! :)

  21. Hi Ann Marie, What a transformation! I love the table and the medallion is like putting on the perfect piece of jewelry. Fabulous.
    xoxo, Sherry

  22. Hi! I love this! You did a really great job. Look forward to seeing more of your projects!

  23. GORGEOUS! I am really liking the thought of using a projector. Love the new look of your blog, too.


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