French Script End Table
I wanted to do something simple on the end table since I was spending SO much time on the Victorian Rocker. Plus, I'm still on my dry brushing craze and still wanted to continue this technique.
I used ASCP in Old White, Paris Grey, and Provence. A simple one coat of the grey and Provence, and a dry brushing with the Old White on the edges and around the table legs. Notice that I highlighted the grove on the top in Old White as well; but not too much.
Next came searching for the right saying to put on top. After searching quite a bit, I decided on using the Bible verse, 1 Corinthians 13:13 translated in French:
"Three things will last forever
--faith, hope, and love--
and the greatest of these is love."
"Trois choses vont durer éternellement
~ la foi, l'espérance et l'amour ~
et le plus grand d'entre eux est l'amour."
I took a couple sheets of graphite tracing paper, and after printing the verse out, I took to transferring it to the table. This is what it looked like before I painted it:
I originally was going to hand paint the letters in Old White, but the paint proved to be a bit "thick". Therefore, I was ending up with a slight mess. I turned around and purchased a Sharpee Paint Marker. The extra fine point on these made it simple to paint the transfer image.
I had a few extra embellishments that I also painted in Old White and Gorilla Glued to the front of the table. I liked the touch that it added to the piece.
After waxing and a light distressing I had a really cute end table:
This is also available now at Angel's Antiques!
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