Creations, Monogram Side Table

I have been eyeing this table for a while…




It’s from what I like to call my “Victorian” phase




The floral insert is ceramic, and although I still like it, it’s doesn’t go with anything now, so out came the Annie Sloan Old White





I used Annie Sloan French Linen on the ceramic insert, carefully painting the edge and then filling in the center





When that was dry, I roughed in a free form M





If you don’t have a stencil or a graphic you can get inspiration from fonts, and Pinterest




I printed these out and doodled around, combining different elements to design my own [bottom center]





Once I had the basic shape done, I outlined it with a gold leafing pen





I sanded the edges and added some gold gilding wax


gold trimmed side table


I finished the design with gold swirls and dots


gold trimmed monogram


There is a lot of pattern in the room so I kept it simple


gray & white monogram side table


It’s now a handy side table for my lap top


monogram side table


or wherever we need it


Monogrammed side table


gilded side table


This was a quick and easy project, the best thing about chalk paint is that it paints over just about anything without prep and dries so quickly


gold trimmed monogram


Let the gold leaf dry overnight before waxing, and then experiment with a small area before covering the whole thing to make sure it won’t smear


name plaque 1


The letters on this Name Plaque are outlined with a silver leaf pen



silver leaf detail


The accents on this Chalk Painted Secretary are also done with a silver leaf pen


You can order gold and silver leaf pens here


Now, don’t you want to go paint something  🎨  ?


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23 Responses to “Creations, Monogram Side Table”
  1. Mary says:

    I love your table metamorphosis Jenna, of course I’m partial to anything with a monogram ‘M’ 🙂 I love how quickly ASCP dries. I have a couple of projects and things that could use a new coat of paint but I’m waiting for warmer weather before I tackle them 🙂

  2. Kim says:

    Oh my goodness! I love this table! Your talent for painting is limitless. I would HAVE to stencil that, but you are able to give things your own personal style (with smooth lines and exactness that I could never achieve). Let’s just stick with my envy for your painting skills, OK? I’ll stay in my corner holding my stencils and sucking my thumb. Ha!

  3. Jodi says:

    love what you did with the table! That would look lovely in my home! 🙂

  4. I think we all had a Victorian phase… This table looks smashing, and you do such creative things! And yes, I do want to paint something. I base-coated a few things the other day, and I am now waiting for inspiration as to what to do with them.

  5. Kim says:

    Jenna, you did an excellent job! Lovely little table that will come in very handy I’m sure.

  6. Patricia says:

    Love the new look. You are so talented and such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us.

  7. We have the same initial – I like the idea of monogramming a small table. Very Nice!

  8. Jenna, quite a transformation!! I love your monogram! I need to do some painting, haven’t been in the mood, but you have inspired me!

  9. So adorable! If there wasn’t a blizzard right now, I might run out to get supplies 😉

  10. How pretty this turned out, I think monograms are so chic and elegant. Glad you are happy with your project, congrats! Found you at the Table It link party.

  11. Gorgeous! I love it.

  12. JESS44903 says:

    Oh gosh…this turned out SO cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. Lori says:

    It looks sooo much better! I love transformation pieces! Thanks for linking up at Table It!

  14. Kathleen says:

    Wonderful job on your table….it’s gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  15. That looks great, I love what you did! It look so updated and bright now, good job!!

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