Sunday, January 22, 2012

Little Green Table

Sorry it's been so long since my last post, guys, but I was sick last week and didn't feel like doing much of anything. But I'm back in the land of the living and ready to jump back in:)

I was so excited this morning that I literally screamed. My son came running into the room asking what was wrong.:) Oh, nothing. Just that I was featured on A Stroll Thru Life! I couldn't believe it. I feel so honored. Thanks, Marty!

Anyway, today I thought I'd share a small table makeover. Last year, my MIL needed a small table to put between two chairs. I happened to have this in my garage (a yard sale find for $5!):

It was the right size but the color of the wood wasn't right. Not to mention that the top looked like this:

Anyway, I asked my MIL what color I should paint it and she said green was her favorite color but she didn't care about which shade of green it was. So after thinking about it I bought a few cans of spray paint (I love spray paint!) and the table underwent a transformation:
Isn't it amazing what spray paint and new hardware can do?! BUT if you know me you know that I wasn't content with only painting it. Oh, no. I then proceeded to do this:
I transferred the image of a pair of scissors to the top, using an image from The Graphics Fairy. I know what you're thinking. A pair of scissors? Yes. You see, my MIL is a quilter. She's very good at it. She has won ribbons and I think she's the president of a quilter's guild. So I thought it would be cool to incorporate something about quilting into it. I couldn't find a quilt so I chose these scissors. I had never transferred an image before and so it's not as large as I wanted it to be. It was a lot more difficult to do than I had anticipated and I'm not sure I'll do it again. Oh, well. I also lined the drawer with some scrapbook paper I found at Hobby Lobby. I tried to find paper that resembled a quilt and this is what I found:
The final step was a light distressing and glazing. This itty bitty table was a lot harder to redo than I thought it was going to be but I really like how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

Linking to Treasure Hunt Thursday over at From My Front Porch To Yours.


  1. Has she seen it yet? She will totally love it! Did you have to sand the table before you painted it? My kitchen table has "washable" marker stains on it. I couldn't do anything this elaborate, but you have inspired me to at least paint over the top.

    1. Angela, it was done a few months ago so she has it. It looks good in her house if I do say so myself. Yes, I would sand the table first. Lightly, just enough to give the paint something to adhere to. There's a new product called chalk paint that's all the rage. No sanding or priming is required. I'd love to try it but it's expensive. However, I've found recipes to make your own and I'm going to try it as soon as I have another piece to paint.

  2. Cool:) I am going to put "paint dining room table in my to-do list:)

  3. I love repainted furniture! The shade of green you chose is wonderful! Such a great graphic on top too! You should join Susan's Metamorphosis today this would be perfect! Miss Bloomers

  4. It turned out wonderfully, Treva! The new pull you put on looks great, too. Great transformation!

  5. What a great makeover! I love the color you chose. It turned out perfect! Thanx for coming to the party!

  6. Great job and great inspiration to paint with a color other than black. Hahaha. Thanks for the New Thought.