Friday, May 1, 2015

Painted Table

I picked up a little red table almost a year ago. I knew I wanted something for what would be my new 1/2 bath. Nothing too big; something that could take a little color. For $10 I found a small table and thought I could do something with it that would work for what I was looking for. For that price how could I go wrong? It was red and the drawer didn't sit well but that could be fixed. I am terrible at remembering to take "before photos". After I fixed the runner and I primed the piece and painted green on the top and drawer THEN it occur to me to grab my camera.


You can see the red paint. This was only one coat.

This is primer on the bottom to cover the red.
And there it was. I eventually painted the base a spa blue-green color and then everything got a second coat. I replaced the wood drawer pull with a glass one and it sat just like that waiting for me to decide what I was going to do. I wanted some of the colors I saw in Bermuda last year to come through in it but how......

A few weeks ago I thought some flowers might look nice and went to work with a piece of chalk sketching out the design on top of the table and pulling the design down onto the drawer..... and it sat. Homeschooling and life in general doesn't always allow for creative time. For me I cannot just turn it on and off at will. I have to wait for time, creative juices, and inspiration to merge.

Today I spent some time at one of my favorite vintage-upcycle-markets and the inspiration hit. I came home and finished my little table ....almost. I still need to seal it but for now I am content with the piece. I am not sure it is exactly what I had in mind but I do like the colors....for now.






Linking up:
Nifty Thrifty Things, DIY Showoff, Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Huckleberry Love, Grace Langdon Art, Creatively Living, Karen's Up On The Hill, Cedar Hill Farm House, Coastal Charm, Sand and Sisal, DIY Dreamer, A Stroll Through Life, Our Home Away From Home. Savvy Southern Style, Lambert's Lately, The Turquoise Home, Simply Designing, The Style Sisters, DIY by Design, Too Much Time on My Hands, Common Ground, From My Front Porch To Yours, French Country Cottage, Imparting Grace, The Shabby Nest, Just Us Four, My Romantic Home, Chic On a Shoestring, Miss Mustard Seed, Pieced Pastimes, Snazzy Little Things, Remodelaholic, Craft Dictator, Whipperberry, The Dedicated House, Cupcakes and Crinoline, Home Stories AtoZ, Cozy Little House, The DIY Village, The Cottage Market, Must Love Home, Gingersnap Crafts, Craftberry Bush, Crafty Allie


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22 comments:

  1. Beautiful! What color is your bathroom?

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    1. It is a little darker than the base of the table. Someone offered to buy it!......hmmm

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  2. What a happy little table in beautiful colors! I love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Something to Talk About!
    Pinning this!
    Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen and thanks for the opportunity to join the party.

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  3. That's so pretty, what a lovely transformation.

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  4. Hi! Your table is so beautiful!

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  5. Love this little table so unique with the flower painted on it. talented!

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  6. What a great update for that table. I love decorative painting on furniture.

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    1. Thanks, Ali! I am glad you stopped by!

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  7. This is so charming - the colors really stand out for Spring. I wish I had such a steady hand for painting!

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    1. The worst that can happen is you paint over it again! Give it a try, Cheryl!

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  8. What a pretty, painted table! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to today's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/05/make-it-pretty-monday-week-135.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Yippie! Thanks, Kathryn! I enjoy all the creative people that share on your blog!

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  9. Hi Jolena, I am in love with this table!! It is gorgeous! Hugs - Christine @ Must Love Home

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