Vintage Shabby Chic Nest of Tables No. 11

The print transfer you can see on the piece below was created with Water Slide Decals, available in our online shop at BigBite Studio – Print Transfers.

If you want to try it yourself, you can have this design as
Water Decal: Vins & Spiritueux Vintage Advert #001 or
Stencil: Vintage French Vins Advert #001

Here you have a gorgeous Vintage Shabby Chic Nest of Tables with a French Advert on the top.

The table was restored by us and renovated in French Style, painted with Annie Sloan’s ‘Old White’ and `Paris Grey`, sanded and then protected with Ronseal satin varnish.


Before varnishing the top we transfered there a fancy printing of French Advert (‘Vins & Spiritueux’), which original image you can find on very inspiring website ‘Graphics Fairy’.

If you like these tables and would like to make similar, try our Print Transfer to Furniture & Wood – Vintage French Advert: Vins & Spiritueux.

Final effect…



Vintage Shabby Chic French Style Nest of Tables - before renovationVintage Shabby Chic French Style Nest of Tables - before renovationVintage Shabby Chic French Style Nest of Tables - before renovationVintage Shabby Chic French Style Nest of Tables - before renovation


height: 55cm
table top: 55cm x 42cm

height: 52cm
table top: 44cm x 34cm

height: 49cm
table top: 35cm x 28cm


Due to quite big feedback regarding a printing on table tops I want to make update to this post.
To achieve this quality of detail we used an inkjet printing on a water decal paper.
As far as I remember, you can find some informations about this method on Graphics Fairy website, however we are working on detailed tutoriar on it anyway.
So come back soon.



  1. Carol MacSween

    Beautiful! May I ask you how you painted this? Did you paint first in Old White then wash in Paris Grey? I notice the detailing has the darkening effect and wonder if you wiped off the Paris grey just leaving it in the crevasses or did you use and antiquing wax?
    Thanks!… these are the nicest I’ve seen… and I’ve seen a lot!

    1. admin Post author

      Hi, thank you for your interest,
      I painted it first in Old White and after that I just use Paris Grey like a wax, wiped off leaving it in the crevasses. That made the trick.

  2. Sue Toomer

    Hi I love your set of tables, the graphic is just perfect! Could you tell me your method of transfering the image, do you use a special pen or a steady hand & paint, I so want to try a tried & tested method!

    1. admin Post author

      Thank you for good feedback.
      Transfer technique we used is very simply. It is an inkjet print on a water decal.
      We are working on detailed tutorial on this subject, so check us on soon.

  3. gale

    Your tables turned out beautifully! Can you tell me the method you used to transfer the graphic? I have used several methods and have not been happy with any yet (blender pen, carbon paper and paint, mod podge – all fails). If you share your secrets, I would love to know your favorite method. Thanks so much!

    1. admin Post author

      Thank you.
      From this three you mentioned above, mod podge method is most reliable.
      However a water decal is better due to printing quality you can achieve using it.
      We will publish detailed tutorial of this technique soon.

  4. Julie

    Love the tables, I’ve been trying out some transfer methods, which did you use on the tables?

    1. admin Post author

      Thank you.
      As mentioned above – it is an inkjet print on water decal. Detailed tutorial – soon.

  5. Cristina Eichner

    Love those nesting tables.I notice that everyone has the same question, How do you transfer the graphics? I too am having a difficult time transferring the graphics. I got the painting technique down, I just can’t transfer the graphics. Can I get an estimated date on when your tutorial will be out. I really need help. Thank You

  6. Cathy

    These tables are striking! But when I saw the before version, I was blown away. You don’t even notice the detailing until the end result. I have used the decal paper before, but how did you get it so large? I have not seen the paper larger than 8.5×11 inches. Also, the paper I have used requires a fixative before sliding off onto table top.
    I am anxiously awaiting the tutorial; Well done!!

    1. Melanie Gross'

      I’m waiting as well for that tutorial. If you see it anywhere please let me know. P.S.- I have read that you can enlarge the graphic per a web site called You can print the graphic as large as you want. It will show you how many pages it will print on. You then will have to trim the pages and tape them together. I hope this helps.

  7. Isabelle


    je suis française et la traduction me met : décalque de l’eau. Pouvez vous m’expliquer ce qu’est ce papier ?

    bravo pour vos réalisations, c’est une merveille !


  8. Sarah

    hiya, I love your furniture and have a few questions, do u do furniture that is bought to you or only furniture that you find your selfs?? And also I’m looking for a nest of tables and a few other bits, do I need to keep checking your site? And price wise how much are we looking at for nest of tables similar to these?? Xx

    1. Kat - Touch the Wood Post author

      Thanks for asking.

      We work not only on furniture found by us, we are open to any commission work and we can work on furniture delivered to us by a customer.

      If you need a thing and have something particular in mind, give us a shout, we will find out a way. It is worth to watch our website as well.

      Regarding the nest no. 11 you are asking about: This particular type of tables is quite unique and we were lucky only one time to buy it for a decent price. To buy them unpainted is between £70-£150, depending on how lucky you are. Our work on those would be approx £90 on top of that.

      Let us know if you have further questions

  9. Melanie Gross'

    Okay, I just found your site and it says you’ll publish detailed tutorial about water decal transfer very soon and that was a year or more ago. Did you ever publish that and where can I find that information. I have looked for everything I can find on this matter in order to learn to do this. Thank you.

  10. Ulrika Karlsson

    Hi there! I love the 3-set tables wich are painted in Annie Sloan’s chalk paint Old white and Paris grey!!
    But I wonder HOW they are painted? I mean did You mix the colors or did You panted one color and after that the other color?? If so: wich color shall I start with to get this lovely effect?
    I hope You understand how I mean!
    Best regards Ulrika in Sweden

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