Vintage Labels, Cute Tables!

These end tables were given to me by my neighbor’s family when they were cleaning out his house. (Along with this coffee table.) He was killed in a car accident this summer and they didn’t have any place for them and didn’t want to have to stuff them in the moving van. I had a hard time accepting them, but I will be donating the money I make from these to a fund for his 1-year-old son. 

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I painted the top with homemade chalk paint. (Behr Ultra + baking soda = cheapo chalk paint in any color you want!)

Then, I used 2 vintage ad graphics from The Graphics Fairy to make the glass inserts unique. I used this transfer method from Unexpected Elegance. But, I used spray adhesive to put my wax paper on a piece of computer paper. It jammed less for me with a piece of paper attached. I didn’t wet my surface like she does, because I was using glass not wood.

You have to use a fairly simple image so that it prints fast. The ink can’t have time to dry.

I let it dry overnight, then went over the glass with a layer of Modge Podge to protect the image.

This is such a great way to get great graphics on your projects without all the tracing and hand painting!

Here is the final result:

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Please forgive these horrible pictures. I promise this white paint does not glow. It’s not even that bright. But with my little point and shoot camera the sunlight was really hard to control this afternoon. But, it wasn’t even that bright out? Yeah, I don’t know. If you have any tips, let me know!


end tables glass square

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