MacKenzie Childs Inspiration Table

As I have said many times,  
I love MacKenzie Childs style
and the whimsical way that they paint their products. I get such inspiration from them.

On one of my garage sale hunts, I found this table and featured it in one of my Diamonds In The Rough! posts that you can see HERE.

Shown with all of its dirt and grime, I knew I had to paint this a certain way. Why?

Because my inspiration was this MacKenzie Childs table.

I don't know why, but I just have fallen in love with this table. I can't afford their price of $5200, but I can use it for inspiration.  At one time I painted a small antique coffee table...

But I had no place for it so I sold it and have missed it ever since. Now back to the little octagon table. I decided to recreate this MacKenzie Childs table on this piece. Here it is in its finished state.

And here it is in the house where I think I will use it as a chair side table.

I am so glad that I found it and for only $5, I knew I could make it a statement piece for a room.

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. Oh how I wish you would have an ETSY shop. :)

  2. That table looks AMAZING! Fantastic job.

  3. A girl after my own heart! I love when I find someone who isn't afraid to jazz things up! Great job!

    Mary @ thedecorativepaintbrush.blogspot.com

  4. J'adore! :0 Really you have outdone yourself. This is fabulous. I would love it if you would also share it on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  5. You did a beautiful job. The table looks great.

  6. the table turned out beautiful!!!

  7. Beautiful job, no one will know it's not an original, except us bloggers, and we won't tell.


  8. Amazing work! It is beautiful. Keep it!!

  9. I love Mackenzie Childs as well.. so whimsical! But I have to say I like your table even better... you did a superb job and I love it!... beautiful detailed work! And it is perfect for your room.. hence its a keeper,I think. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. Have a great week!~Poppy


  10. Love it. Now come by and see my MKC inspired mirror.

  11. Terry, this is my very favorite MacKenzie-Childs-inspired piece you have painted so far. It looks fantastic in your home. I really like the birdcage chandelier behind it. Together they are absolutely stunning! I hope you do not sell this piece because it is so pretty in your home.

    Ricki Jill

  12. great job...and here's a bit of irony about this table top: I just bought the Cloud Watching M-C placemats on Craig's list - I will post about them on Thursday...wish we lived near each other - we could have "paint parties"!!

  13. Wow! that is amazing, you are incredibly talented. Fantastic job.

  14. Really nice! I too am fond of MacKenzie Childs. I enjoyed going through your Home Tour. You have a beautiful home. I got a kick out of your watermelon propane tank! You have a new follower! Hugs!

  15. I have always liked MacKenzie Childs pieces, they are so whimsical and fun (but mega pricey). Also a big fan of checks, especially black and white. You do wonderful work and really capture the MK look.
    Great little table and the turquoise lamp behind it is a fun piece too.

  16. you did a fantastic job with it! love the shape of the table- it can be used anywhere!

  17. Great job! I recently passed up a table that would have been perfect for such a transformation. Just didn't think I'd ever get it painted, but I may check back tomorrow to see if it is still available. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  18. I love that style too. Such a conversation piece. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  19. What a steal for just $5. You did a wonderful job, it turned out great. Thanks for sharing at BC Good Life Wednesdays.

  20. Wow!! Great job! Thanks so much for linking up to my party!!!!

  21. Awesome paint job!! I don't think I could part with it if it was me!!

  22. LOVE IT! I wish I could paint like you. It's awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Very talented, beautiful, thanks for sharing~!

  24. What. A beautiful job you have done on this table , it looks gorgeous in your house too , I've been checking out your blog, what a lovely place to visit ( beautiful photographs ) xx Ava

  25. How adorable is that! It turned out wonderful!

  26. The table I just did [linked on Miss Mustard Seed] I wanted to do in a Mackenzie Childs style, but I chickened out. How did you plan it out, or did you just tackle it sans formal plan? The table I did had so many portions of the legs I thought I could do in a different pattern, etc, that I was pretty sure without a plan I would muff it up... so instead I chickened out.
    I have another table waiting in the wings... maybe that's the table to tackle?

  27. I love the Mackenzie childs look, you did a marvelous job.

  28. WOW, it is so beautiful. I wished I could make one like that. You are so talented.

  29. This really IS a statement piece! Fantastic!!!

  30. Oh my gosh! I love it! You have really captured the whimsy of MacKenzie Childs. Just beautiful.

  31. Wow!!! Your table is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  32. Girl, consider yourself featured! Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  33. Table looks fantastic. You are so innovative.

  34. Sooooo cute!!!! I am going to have to keep this idea in mind!


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