Cute Vintage Squirrel on a Vintage-Inspired Coffee Table

Vintage-Inspired Coffee Table after

This coffee table was a fun DIY project for vintage month!

First, I found a coffee table at a garage sale for $5.

7-25-16, coffee table before

Then, I painted the coffee table using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Color used – Old White.

I found a free squirrel image from TheGraphicsFairy.com. The vintage squirrel was scanned from a rare and early, Circa 1790’s, German Natural History Print. Using a wax paper method, I transferred the image to the top of the coffee table. Since some of the detail was lost during the transfer, I then painted in details using acrylic paint. I painted in two more pine cones.

7-25-16, coffee table, close-up

After letting the acrylic paint dry, I applied Annie Sloan’s clear and dark wax, following her tips for creating a simple vintage look (see below video).

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