I needed a little table to go next to the bed in the nursery-- a queen size mattress on the floor where Lucie and I sleep together. I wanted to have a place for burp cloths and wipes inside, and maybe a drink or snack and clock on top. I found this inexpensive unfinished table at IKEA that was about the size I wanted. At first I thought I would paint it or slipcover it, and then I remembered these vintage patterns for little girl's dresses that I had found in the front of my Mom's sewing book. My Mom was not a sewer. She may have sewn something in her life, but I never saw her sew. I wish I knew who these patterns were being saved for-- for me...or a future granddaughter?
So, I decided to blow up one of the images and apply it to the side of the table. I love the graphic quality-- sort of reminds me of this fabulous smock that Amy posted a long time ago. I thought it would a nice little bookcase for Lucie later.
Wanna see inside?
Update: I painted the whole table a buttermilk color, printed the image on cream paper, decoupaged it on with Matte Mod Podge, sanded it lightly, then waxed the whole piece with a paste wax (like Briwax).