Monday, November 9, 2009

Table For Four

Or should I say "Fifteen?" That's right. $15. Which, according to Jordan, is "alot of money for an gross old table." Nine year old wisdom. Or lack of vision.

My original plan was to refinish it, but when I saw the cigarette burns on the top ($15 remember?), I moved onto plan B, which involved primer, a brush, and an endless supply of energy. The top got a coat o' black, but I wanted to do a little something different for the base. Business on the top, party on the bottom, right? Too bad I didn't have any creamy vanilla colored paint. But I did have a bright white and a sandy beige. And I've watched enough Barney in my days to tell you that when you mix red and blue you get....well, something like that.... A "custom" color that makes for some loverly, albeit a bit plain, legs for m' lady. Nothing a bit of rubbed off black paint and sandpaper can't fix. Not only that, but distressing down low de-stresses me. No worries about little boy feet kicking up my paint job. How to fit five kids in four chairs? That's a whole other post.

26 comments:

  1. OH my word, that looks amazing! And how did you have your son help you paint without any drop cloth under it?!! He must be way calmer than my boys!! This makes me want to be all brave and paint my table!

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  2. That's the first thing I noticed! No drop cloth! I love the finish and your room looks magazine perfect!
    ~Nancy

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  3. Awesome! I love the two-tone base- it really helps the piece lose it's 70's style. Great job!

    I love finding good deals in odd places. I bought a $130 Kitchenaid food processor today for $30 from the local classifieds. Now I won't even have to feel guilty if I don't use it a lot.

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  4. ooh, i like the 2 tone. unexpected!

    kelly

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  5. Love how you kept the top the wood grain look-- Love the chairs you paired with the table too!! Looks like you have some great helpers!!

    blessings
    mary

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  6. Oh my... it's gorgeous! And love the eclectic chair arrangement. Perfect!

    I've been so jittery about painting my own table but after seeing yours?!? Er.. I admit, I'm still abit jittery. But less so now. :)

    Donna

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  7. Columbus had nothing on you...You TRULY are a visionary!

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  8. Oh, Rebecca- I LOVE how that turned out! Especially with your eclectic collection of chairs. I'm going to bookmark your last picture so I can refer back to it when I need style inspiration!

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  9. I love it! My kids love to "help" me paint, too, so I can totally relate to that. I especially love the distressing that you did. Great job!

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  10. Yeah, I was with Jordan on this one.

    And then of course I continued to read and then of course your vision unfolded and your genius was revealed and now of course I am left saying to myself (yet again) DON'T DOUBT THE POWERS OF OLDER AND WISOR!

    Which child are you disposing of?

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  11. oh. my. gosh. i am in love with this table. the distressed legs. the beautiful shape of the table top. stunning!

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  12. Beautiful!! I love the way the base turned out. It sure doesn't look like a $15 table anymore.

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  13. WOW what a difference. You did a wonderful job on that table. I can't believe its the same table! Beautiful!:)

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  14. What a change & what a deal. I love how it turned out and the chairs you put around it are so cute!

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  15. I saw the one lady was concerned about no drop cloth. Does she realize you don't own one? It's not our family way;) Looks fantastic!

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  16. love how your table turned out, and the chairs look great... hmmm looks like someone is not going to get to eat! hahhah

    gail

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  17. Hahaha your posts always make me laugh! I like your distressing - very practical and pretty.

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  18. So Lovely!!! I did get a little nervous seeing a small man (child) w/ a brush and primer...w/ NO DROP CLOTH!!! You do live on the wild side!!

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  19. Love it! my fav is rescuing old furniture. This one is a smash hit!

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  20. Fabulous!! And daring...I have yet to let the little guy help. Or the big guy for that matter. ;)

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  21. You have to check out Crystal's "Big Fat Copy Cat" She did one like yours but it has a different BASE... another Adorable Finished Product! Amazing how you make things look so EASY and then someone else tries it and finds out... it REALLY IS !! Amazing!

    Love, MOM

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  22. What an awesome table! I love unique pieces like that! Great job painting it, too.

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  23. ok i went thru your whole blog and I LOVE IT!!! i had a blast looking at your home improvement..which proves you are a decorator genius! well done!

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  24. Looks amazing!! Distressed furniture is the way to go with kids. Anything they do to it just adds more charm!

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