Thursday, June 28, 2012

Distressed Union Jack Side Table

I know, I'm about the last person in DIY blogland that has yet to produce a Union Jack piece. But this week we've been watching the Olympic Trials for swimming, and I've become inspired!

This is a table Shayne gave me to paint. I was nervous...see my mind doesn't work very well when it comes to spacial relations....so taping this was difficult for me.

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It's not perfect, but I really like it!

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What do you think?

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~Allison








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39 comments:

keetots said...

I love it Allison!! It probably helps that my husband is British and I love my in-laws. ;) If you can think of a reasonable way to ship it to Pasadena, I am interested in buying it!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

Oh I like how you used muted colors for a different take on the union jack. And your not the last to do one - I still haven't painted a union jack but I really want to do one!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i also love the muted colors- it looks awesome! i haven't yet done this.... maybe i need to try. maybe one day.

Brandi said...

What do you mean it's not perfect???!!!
Love, love, love it! : )

Jaime Costiglio said...

Allison your color choice is spot on especially with all that distressing, it looks like it was meant to be. And the aged character is truly charming, love it.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love the color choice too! Especially that the natural wood is showing through.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love the color choice too! Especially that the natural wood is showing through.

Sarah @ Imperfect Patina said...

I LOVE this one! Great job!

suzyq said...

Fantastic job! The colors are perfection -
Loving it...

Twice Nice said...

I think it looks perfect!
Great job, and I too love the more muted colors on this piece!

Tarina said...

Oh it's really so pretty. My first thought was I wish i had one :)

Full Circle Creations said...

Very cute! I still haven't made one...but now I think I just might have to. I've loved watching the swim trials. They are happening just up the road (an hour) from me.

Holly

The Bold Abode said...

I haven't done a Union Jack either... I really like yours!

Thanks so much for linking up to the Bloggy Olympics Paint Event!

Amanda said...

I love the colors you used and the distressing is just perfect! That is just the sweetest little table I have seen in a long time!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

I think this is my favorite Union Jack that I've seen! Love the muted blue instead of the navy!! Great job!

andrea@townandprairie said...

The heavy distressing was a good call! It really looks like and aged piece!

Niki said...

Wow what a great transformation. I love it.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love the table, really makes the piece stand out now!

Vintage Girl said...

Oh it is just gorgeous. The soft blues and reds are genius. I would love to do this. How about a tutorial. I just love , love , love it!

Restoration House Interiors said...

I absolutely love it! Great job! I just love all the Union Jack stuff! And since my heart goes pitter patter for comments and new friends too, be sure to hop on over to my space for a peek at some new stuff from me! LOL...thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Not Perfect?! Looks perfect to me. LOVE it! Your choice of colors was spot on and I love the distressing that brings in more of the burnt red you used.
Amazing!

A Vintage Vine said...

That is darling, loving that blue!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I love it! I like how you toned down the colors. I have yet to do the Union jack.

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Fantastic! I love how the colors are not so bright and all the distressing!

Decor & Harmony said...

It looks perfect to me! I'm going to give this a try one of these days. Have a great weekend Allison :)

Angela said...

Love it! Great to see something cute and British inspired amongst all the lovely 4 July crafts that have been popping up in the link parties.

kellisretrokitchenarts said...

I just love your stuff and this is no exception!! Lovely!

Debra said...

It turned out really great! Wonderful colors...

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

You did a great job. This looks great!

Crystelle Boutique said...

It's perfect in my book!
Love it! The subdues colors are awesome!

Addicted2HomeDecor said...

I ♥ it!!! You did a fabulous job! I found you at DIY Project Parade. I'm your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit when you have a minute! Blessings ~ Judy

Unknown said...

That looks beautiful! I really like the paint colors, and you must have done a great job of taping because it looks perfect!

aimee @ sixteenfourteen.weebly.com

twelve-O-eight said...

I love this redo! I have a dresser that is longing (yes, it has been talking to me) for something like this. You are super creative!
Tanya :)

Okio B Designs said...

Oh my, it's fabulous!!!!! I have an old suitcase here that I want to do the Union Jack on. Any tips for me? I'm so intimidated! =)

Jeanine

{northern cottage} said...

wow! wonderfully rustic and just the perfect amount of chippy! lovely lovely job

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

great looking little side table! Love the color and distressing.
gail

The Far Fifty said...

Love the muted colours, great job!

DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful job, great rescue! So pretty!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You're not last, I haven't done one yet either! But I would definitely go with muted colors like you did - so pretty!