In a cloud of paint

Sunday, September 21, 2008

This table was graciously given to me by Victoria as a birthday gift. I absolutely love the color, but it would take a massive overhaul to make it work in my kitchen. Therefore, since I am not moving any time soon, I had to paint this beautiful blue table.

Meg came over (she loves painting) and we got to work on several projects. It is always more fun to project with a friend. If you look closely you can see the pumpkins that she painted on the floor.

We wasted no time and made a total mess all over the grass and the garage. We are both a little sloppy when it comes to painting. I am so impatient and just want to get it done so I can see the finished project. We worked constantly applying one coat here and there while another dried.

So here is the finished project. I wanted to have a chair in an odd color. As you can see from above there is a lot of antique white going on in my house. I decided to go a little different direction with my sewing room chair.
And here is my beautiful finished table. I resisted the temptation to paint these cute little pumpkins. I thought that would be entirely too much. The orange makes a great contrast with the green (curtain) runner I found. I look forward to having family over and no one having to sit on camp chairs!

Now the only thing remaining is to get the paint out of my hair!


Nikki said...

Your table and chairs turned out really good! I hate it when I get paint in my hair!

queenbee said...

Great Job. Your table looks great with the orange pumpkins. Care to share your painting technique. I am planning on painting my kitchen table and chairs black really soon. Stop by my blog and take a look, I am just getting starting with the whole blog world.

Rambling Girl said...

Great job with the painting! Looks like you two had fun doing your projects and I agree better to have someone to do it with.

Have a great week!

Victoria said...

Looks great! I love the picture of you both and the picture of you!

Blissful Nikki said...

wow! they all look awesome!!! and im a really sloppy painter too, so I know all about that! hehe

Christina said...

Sarah--It looks really great!

Loved seeing some of your house the other day. I love the orange pumpkins w/the table.

Have fun at school.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Your table looks fantastic! I love the paint job! And wow, the pumpkins really pop sitting on the table like that. Love it!

Julie said...

the table looks really good and I love the fact you posted a picture with all the paint everywhere on you... so great! Really, shows all the love you put into the table.

Thanks for visiting my site and I am glad you liked the magnet boards! The magnets are super easy to do too!
(Sorry I was editing posts and realized people had commented on the blog I am just now reading them...)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The table re-do is great. I love the idea of mismatched chairs, but the color ties them together. If I ever move again, I think I would like to go with the look of lots of white and distressed furniture. Enjoying reading your posts. Have a wonderful week. Jackie

Meg said...

This is the first time I've seen this...been sorta busy lately. Anyway, I love how it turned out. Can't wait to see it and you again Saturday!