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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Now Happy Kitchen Table

Okay, this is a revised post of my table. I keep revising it because I just wasn't happy with it. The fact that I'm in my house all day looking at it might also contribute to the obsession, but, ah well, it''s fun. A couple months ago, my aunt gave me a boring 70's table she had no need for. She was kind enough to leave the accompanying captain chairs behind. I was secretly imagining some simple modern chairs to top it off, but in this business of trash picking, you take what you can get.

Right before I had the baby, my mom and I took a trip to Goodwill. It was just she and I, browsing and brainstorming for hours (minus kids bee-lining for shelves of glass). And then THERE, right before me, was a stack of wooden, gray-worn, modern chairs. God had heard my prayers. I waddled quick as I could to the counter to purchase all 4 for $20.

Look at the terrible shape this wood is in!

I know I need a new camera, but I'm thankful I at least have one right now. So first I painted them whit, and I would've left them if it weren't for all the fingerprints. So then:

And I was also aiming for something clean, retro, and bold 2-tone Scandinavian-ishy (?). I took my inspire from this vintage tablecloth I've always loved.  

I'll post up some better, more thorough pictures soon. I just haven't finished the legs yet, and the background "staging" if you will, is pathetic. But I love it! So happy and dainty.

I hope this inspires someone to use this color and paint something fun on the canvas of their boring table.
I just wanted something fun for the kids and I. This little room extends into a playroom, so I thought I'd make the table happy and playful.

There is something so empowering, even heavenly, about looking at stuff that is ugly, cast-aside, or forgotten, and drawing the beauty out from it. Aah! I love it!


  1. Trash pickin' = loads of fun!
    Very neat idea... can't wait to see what ya do with the legs. I love it when God makes it evident that He hears our hearts even about the "little" things like cool chairs.

  2. This is wonderful!

    Exactly what i need for my little apartment.



  3. Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.



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