So a while back I saw this table in blog land and I just couldn't stop thinking about it. As soon as I saw it I wanted to do it. I've used a paisley fabric in just about every room in my house and so I was thinking I would go that direction. I pinned the table straight from this fabulous blog that I follow late one night only to wake up the next morning and find out that a TON of people on Pinterest apparently felt the same way I did. Which is fine, I mean I'm planning on copying it too right? The only thing is, I don't like having things exactly like everyone else. I want it to be slightly different and be totally me. Narcissistic? Maybe, but I have to love it and it has to go with the look I've poured blood sweat and tears into in my home.
Anyhow, a table fell into my lap via my husbands aunt. Free table - SCORE! Now to find a stencil that was me and hopefully just as cool as the paisley one. When this little empty sewing cabinet came along it was instantly going to be the peacock table. I had scoured websites and local shops looking for a peacock feather stencil I liked and that was the right size...it took a while! Everything finally came together though and I love the results. It fits in exactly how I wanted it to!
Like everything I've worked on recently, it needed some repair.
And some stripping...
And some careful sanding.
Then came the stenciling, which I discovered I'm bad at...
The staining which was awesome but took AGES to dry for some reason. Maybe because it's been humid lately, I don't know. I do know that can happen if your stain is too old - but mine was not.
In place but waiting for the poly to dry...I hate waiting!!!
All complete :) Now if only I had flowers for that antique little silver vase everything would be perfect!