Tuesday, March 5, 2013

And We're Calling It

I think it's official.  The table is done.  When we started this whole table project, I knew I had something good in mind.  I just wasn't sure what.  I originally thought just plain grey would be good.  So I headed over to Pinterest and started pinning some grey tables.  They were gorgeous.  So clean and simple.

I loved them.  I mean really loved them.  But then I started thinking that maybe it would be too plain.  I wasn't really interested in making seat cushions for extra interest.  So I knew it had to be something with the table top.  A while back I had seen some great table top decals that were a chevron design.  And I thought I could probably create it myself for way cheaper.  So I headed back to Pinterest to look for some grey and white chevron inspiration.  Of course I struck gold.

And now the table is in the kitchen. So so pretty.  The best part is.... I spent less than $20!!!!!  Yup, a total table make over for less than twenty bucks.  I already had the white paint.  I can't even remember what I bought it for....  But since it was already in my paint stash in the basement, it counts as free.  I did buy the grey paint for about $8 at Walmart.  And I grabbed a pint of Poly-Acrylic at Lowe's over the weekend to seal the table.  I probably didn't really need to seal it, but with the Formica and all the time I spent, I didn't want to take any chances.



Somehow the combination of the new floor and the table face lift have made the dining room next to impossible to photograph well.  Or maybe we can blame it on the snow outside.  Blarg.  So please forgive me.  I tried.  But, it looks gorgeous in person.  I am so happy with it.

And since it's finally done, I'm linking up to the Winter Pinterest Challenge.

I have loved seeing some of your guys Pinspired projects.  Now with the table all painted and pretty, I can't wait to show you guys my kitchen tour.  If all goes as planned, I'll be back with the whole kitchen to show off later this week.  Without the chairs still obviously.  After conferring with a friend today, I think I've decided to just spray paint the chairs so I can be done.  Where do you stand on spray painting furniture?  I love it for small pieces and hard to paint items (like that turquoise table).  


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    1. Thanks Amy! I was really pleased with how it turned out!

  2. Mary,Mary why you buggin? (Run DMC) Sorry that song just popped in my head! LOL! I say spray paint the chairs...go for it! The table looks phat(Pretty Hot And Tempting)! I can't wait till your kitchen tour. So excited!!

    1. Ha ha that's amazing. I'm totally going to start telling people my table is phat.
      Friday. Friday. Friday is kitchen reveal day. I can't wait for you guys to see it!

  3. Mary it is awesome! And I'm having trouble photographing my pinterest project (the roman shade) too!!! In the morning there's too much brightness coming through, in the evenings not enough light and I'm at work in between.

    I say spray paint the chairs, especially if they aren't your forever chairs but I'd wait until it is warm enough. I once painted something when it was cold and it didn't end well. :)

    1. Ug, it's annoying, right! It was driving me crazy. I don't get why some things are so hard to photograph. I mean it's not like I'm a professional but still.
      Its supposed to be like 60 on Friday so I'm thinking that's spray painting weather. If I can get it done when I get home from work anyway.

  4. Love it! It looks good! And I'm totally all for spray painting the chairs!

    Love the new header!

  5. Thanks Ashley! I thought it was time to switch it up.

    I think I'm going to spray paint them. It just doesn't seem worth the effort to paint each one. And all you guys seem to agree.