Monday, 11 June 2012

french script demi lune

Painting actual script on furniture - as opposed to adverts or labels - wasn't my idea. I first saw it here and stole it !
I love the randomness of it.
So when I won 25 graphics from Antique Graphique through the Silver Pennies  giveaway, I made sure to choose some hand-written graphics.

The table was £10. 
I painted it in AS Off White. This is the before picture - well almost before  !

It took me about an hour to get the right size on the graphic. I KNEW it was a complete fluke, the first time I enlarged something , and it only took about 10 minutes.
In the end I had six pieces of A4 taped together.
I also had loads of different sizes of script. I used these first, tracing them onto the table with carbon, and then painting them in pale grey.

I knew I didn't want the graphic to completely cover the top of the table, so I did it askew, and then did the second layer at a different angle, in a darker grey.

I added some script to the front and sides, and a little bit to the legs. Then I distressed the edges, and added clear and dark waxes.

I'm really pleased with this piece, I'll definitely be using this graphic again.
And thanks to all bloggers who think outside of my little box and inspire me.
And thanks to Heather and Danielle for the graphics.
And sorry Mrs. C - I know I shouldn't start sentences with an 'and' !!

Linking up with
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Chalk Paint Link Party @ Shades of Amber
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Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co
Cowgirl Up @ The Farmhouse Porch
Knick of Time Tuesdays @ Knick of Time
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Primp Your Stuff Wednesdays @ {Primp}
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
All Star Block Party @ Full Circle Creations
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
What Have You Redone @ Redoux
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Shabbilicious Friday @Shabby Art Boutique


  1. You did an awesome job!! You're an artist my friend! Those handwritten messages and the stamp transformed that table! I love it!

  2. It looks great Fiona! I really like the layering and that you just didn't put the script on the top but all over too!!

  3. Fiona, I love this. How did you transfer the graphics? With citra solve or a different method? Love, love, love it!

  4. It's lovely! You did an amazing job on it. Love the table and I love the lamp and lamp shade too. Very nice.

  5. Darling table! You must have a lot of patience to paint all those words!

  6. Thanks for the mention Fiona. I really like how your table came out. I may have to try that style myself. Very nice hand painting. Dee from My Painted Stuff

  7. Fiona, this is just a piece of art, I adore this thing you have done, the lettering is just perfect, not too much, just the right amount of letters throught the table, the white was a perfect choice, the final composition is very nice.

  8. Nice. Really like the layered texts! Your newest follower! Would love if you check me out too :)

  9. Like like like this big stamped envelope of yours! Really, tell us, how did you transfer the graphics?

  10. so pretty!!! the shape of this table made it perfect for this treatment i think!

  11. Just love this - and may have to copy you now,lol
    Your newest follower - would love to have you follow back!

  12. Beautifully done, Fiona! I love how the script looks on the table.

  13. Looks wonderful are you keeping it?


  14. LUV this! LUV this! LUV this, Fiona!!! Absolutely beautifully done!!!! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  15. Love it! So glad you found me- now I'm your newest follower :)

  16. What else is there to say but I LOVE it!! Fantastic!!

  17. I really love's awesome!!! I think I have my idea for my living room end tables... this is gorgeous....
    Thanks so much for sharing with the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY


  18. This is a WOW piece! Love how you arranged graphics, it's a one of a kind table ~ Beautiful! ~Marcy

  19. I love this so much! Especially the randomness of it. I am in the process (as I write...waiting for one coat to dry) of painting a very old ornate dresser white. I won't be adding script to it but I do plan to highlight it in French least that is the plan. Love your blog and am now a follower. :)

  20. back again. I was studying your table and would love to ask a question. Did you use a paint pen to trace over the carbon after applying the word graphics or did you hand paint all those letters....It's just gorgeous!

  21. The words are beautiful. Love how you placed the text and the variety of color and even the piece you chose to do this on. Thanks so much for sharing it. I could definitely make use of this idea for a number of things I will be working on soon!

  22. fiona, this is SO awesome! i have to try this sometime!-tfs!

  23. Such a wonderful idea! And it looks great. I love it! Thanks so much for linking up at the All Star Block Party.


  24. What a unique project, your hard work paid off! Beautiful!

  25. Love what you did to this table! The French script really makes it.


  26. It is so perfectly French - love it!!!
    I'd love it if you'd consider sharing this at my Shabbilicious Friday party where we share all things shabby, French and vintage ~

  27. You have far more patience than me. I love your table. I hope this is one you are going to keep for yourself!

  28. This is a Stylish Version of what my G-Kids have always thought looked great on my furniture! *Winks* Loving the Script you chose... but I am fairly certain, that if I adhered Stylish Script to any of my furniture, that that would give the G-Kid Force Carte Blanche to add to it??!!! *LOL*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  29. Love this table, nice job. I love anything with script on it. I hope your spider problem will go away. :)

  30. Wow! I love it!! The stencil is so delicate, you did a great job.

  31. Awesome Fiona! You really come up with some terrific projects. I hope this one is a keeper!

  32. Fiona, this is WONDERFUL!!! Just perfect. I must copy.

  33. I'm just playing catch up in reading and find you have made this wonderful table. Of course, I love it! ~ Maureen

  34. Lovely! I'm so glad I found you! I'm your newest follower.

  35. Your demi lune is swoon material!! What a pretty little vignette you have arranged on it, so welcoming and warm!


  36. la pintura que utilizaste es al agua o sintetica? o sea, no se como la llamas tu... latex acrilico o esmalte sintetico?


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