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My saga began with this awesome two-tiered table I scammed off my mom.  I loved the shape and size of it.  IMG_1800

After some Behr Black Suede paint it looked like this…(click here if you want a play by play of the reupholstery project on those wingback chairs).Focal Point

Then I tried to decorate it and it looked AWFUL! DSC05491

So I have been going back and forth regarding how to accessorize it.  One level stresses me out..two levels make me cry.

So I reworked it and it came out looking like this

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I was still struggling with the bottom tier.  A bunch of you suggested maybe a design on the bottom tier might help alleviate the need for decorations.

I was scared of trying a stencil.  So I decided to try using vinyl stickers.  I used a design from my Silhouette machine and then had it cut out the stickers.  I pulled off the excess vinyl and all that is left is the damask design.IMG_0837IMG_0838After that I used the transfer paper to remove the vinyl damask cut outs. IMG_0840IMG_0841 Then I place the vinyl where I want it and then burnish it down and then slowly pull back the transfer paper.IMG_0842IMG_0844 IMG_0845  I can remove them anytime I want, they are easy to apply, and they add a little flair.IMG_0930IMG_0875

IMG_0998 I know…still working on that cord!  More on that soon.IMG_0997

I think just some pretty silvered mirror coasters on the lower level for functionality would do it.  I am still totally and utterly in love with my “new” chairs.

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29 Comments

  1. How funny, I recognized this table right from the get go! I been through all it's transformations and decorating issues, it is like an old friend now. LOL I love the stencil you did on it. That piece is a beautiful piece, but you are right on how hard it is to decorate.

  2. So cute! Problem solved, I love it!
    So I have a question for you… I have been thingking lately about cricut vs silhouette…which is better? I know I'm WAY behind on this tred, but I'd love to know your opinion. Thanks!

  3. I LOVE what you ended with .. and girl, those chairs are awesome .. I even showed them to my hubs .. bc I was soo impressed with the before/after! 🙂

  4. Speaking of the Silhouette, I am THRILLED that they came out with a Mac version of the program today! Since I don't have to go through the hassle of the extra program to "convert" Robo Master anymore, I know I am going to finally use it more.

  5. Wow! I love the way you solved your 2 tier problem-I have a 2 tier in my basement. I had painted it but decorating it gave me a biiiggg headache! You are inspiring me but need to get me a cricut machine-been thinking about it way too long-by the time I get one-I'm sure the trend will be out of style!Love your blog!

  6. I love your solution! They add just the right about of interest to that bottom layer. Remember though, if you get mirrored coasters they will reflect the underside of that upper tier. Is it painted? Are you running to check? lol

  7. Those chairs are AMAZING!

    Doing the vinyl design was just "perfect" for that table, gives it a little something without being overwhelming…I just knew you would come up with something.

  8. Love it…the stencils were the perfect touch. Can't wait to see what you are going to do about that cord…they are my biggest pet peeve!

  9. Me likey!!! But, you really should put a REAL picture in the frame my friend– maybe the one of Ted and Tim "at" the fountain when we rented the bike thingy??? (just kidding- Ted would DIE!)
    Seriously, it looks great. Well done, once again!
    Jen

  10. Love the new look of the table! The chairs look beautiful! I have a wingback chair that I would love to recover. Someday….someday.
    Blessings,
    Sandra

  11. That looks awesome! Your machine is like my Cricut. That is so cool! It looks great, just what your table needed. Coasters would be great, that way the 2nd tier is a perfect place for a person to set their beverage while chillin' in your gorgeous chairs!

  12. Oh, I love that!!! It was a way to add something to that bottom tier without adding clutter. Great job. 🙂

  13. Good Girl!!! As long as I've been painting, I've wanted to find some way to turn my art into rub-ons (not water submersible, dry ones). I know it's possible because one artist has the lock on 'tatuoage'.

    Anyway, I love the idea of stick-ons. What a great solution!!! And it turned out simply lovely, as always.

  14. Good Girl!!! As long as I've been painting, I've wanted to find some way to turn my art into rub-ons (not water submersible, dry ones). I know it's possible because one artist has the lock on 'tatuoage'.

    Anyway, I love the idea of stick-ons. What a great solution!!! And it turned out simply lovely, as always.

  15. Good Girl!!! As long as I've been painting, I've wanted to find some way to turn my art into rub-ons (not water submersible, dry ones). I know it's possible because one artist has the lock on 'tatuoage'.

    Anyway, I love the idea of stick-ons. What a great solution!!! And it turned out simply lovely, as always.

  16. Good Girl!!! As long as I've been painting, I've wanted to find some way to turn my art into rub-ons (not water submersible, dry ones). I know it's possible because one artist has the lock on 'tatuoage'.

    Anyway, I love the idea of stick-ons. What a great solution!!! And it turned out simply lovely, as always.

  17. I like the graphic yet still traditional look the vinyl gives it. I like the simplified accessories much better.

  18. It sounds like you struggled to make this work, but boy did you succeed! This is beyond striking! What a marvelous look. I'm so jealous!

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