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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Table Redo, Sometimes Pink is Best

 I was on another little blogging break while we made a second trip to the east coast in 10 day.  Family events are wonderful but I just wish they had been spread out a little bit. We have also been busy cleaning up our yard at the cottage and getting everything put away before the snow starts to fly. I guess we finished just in time too because northern Michigan received several inches of snow in the last few days. Winter is coming too early for me!

Now it is time to turn attention to the inside of the house and freshen things up before the busy holiday season. I did a painting project late last spring that I forgot to post about, I painted my living room coffee table. I have had this pine table for about 15 years, it was a scratch and dent that I got for a great price. I still liked the table but thought I'd change the look and paint it an nice cream color. I finished it and hauled in back into living room to discover I hated it! I looked like a giant white whale! It was too stark for the softer colors in the room and too white for the cream sofas, it made them look dull. (I forgot to take a picture in it's white whale state.)

So back out to the garage, I put on a coat of Anne Slaone Duck Egg Blue followed by a coat of Antoinette Pink. I sanded heavily, especially the legs, waxed and got a table I was happier with and fit in better with the colors of the room.



See the soft colors of the rug, the table in cream/white version was just too stark and harsh looking.


Sanding the legs heavily gives it a more vintage feel.


I also changed out the knobs, they were a sale find from Anthropologie.




I like to leave dessert plates out stacked and ready for visitors.



A pheasant ready for fall.






Yes, I am much happier with the color of this table, it fits into this room much better, sometimes pink is best!

Have a great week!

32 comments:

Connie said...

This table turned out so nice. The before and after is like night and day :) I especially like the effect you got from the sanding after painting and the colors that are showing through. Perfection, you should be proud of your new treasure.
Have a lovely day,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

podso said...

Great job on the coffee table. It looks wonderful.

Marissa said...

Your table is gorgeous!
It goes really well in your living room, In fact all the room is gorgeous. You should be proud of yourself..

Donna Wilkes said...

The distressed pink of the table is a perfect fit for the rug which I love!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

your table proves everything is better with paint. Lovely.

Susan Clayton said...

Great redo. Visiting from SYC. Have a great week!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Very pretty transformation! You've pulled the colors from your rug and now the table fits in perfectly. Your room is lovely.

Jeanie said...

The table looks terrific. I really like what you did with mixing the two colors -- I can imagine the white was way over the top bright!

A bit of snow here yesterday. Or sleet or something weird. Didn't stick... I'd better have the plumber come and close down the water at the lake! I don't think we'll be back there.

NanaDiana said...

Laura-That is SUCH a sweet piece. I like the chunkiness of it combined with the delicacy of the pink. It is a fun combination. GREAT job- xo Diana

Kris Yackel said...

Laura,
Love the table. If my mother was still alive, she would adopt you!

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

I love what you did with that table! The pink fits that room perfectly

Our photos said...

Your table is beautiful!
Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Olive said...

The soft distressed pink is best in that space Laura.

Lulu said...

Your pink is perfect, especially as it come right off your rug. Very nice redo!

AshTreeCottage said...

It's precious in pink!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Red Rose Alley said...

Laura,
You have transformed an ordinary table into a pretty cream colored one, with a hint of pink. The legs on it look so sturdy, and I like all the lovely items you have on there. That silver bird is delightful. You've done a great job on this table and making it part of your home now.

Enjoy the Autumn weekend. I can't believe you have snow already - lucky you!

Love,
~Sheri

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Laura,
Your table looks great! I'd like to paint a few pieces of furniture here, but have always been a little afraid to try it. Maybe I'll start with something small.
Stay warm!
-Lynn

pinkkandy said...

Have a happy and blessed week...
Kandy

Elena said...

OMG! That color is perfect for your room and the table looks so beautiful!

mariondee-designs said...

I love what you did with the table .. the colour enhanced all the other elements in the room and love the accessories you used on top! take care, Maryann

eileeninmd said...

You did a wonderful job on the table, I love the cute knobs. Beautiful makeover and room! Have a happy week!

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

Beautiful! It makes the color scheme of the room perfectly and looks lovely on that rug!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

This is all so pretty and I can see me using some of this in our home as well.

In My Wild Eden said...

It is beautiful. I love the knobs! It fits in perfectly.

Pamela said...

Your table turned out amazing! Thanx for sharing it at THT.

Jann Olson said...

Laura, I love how the blue shows through. Really a great look and perfect for your room. Love it! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What an amazing transformation. Love all the different colors!

MONICA LIVAS said...

Looks so vintage! Wonderful color!

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Really love the pink table and it goes so well with the rug. You did a fab job on this table.
Hugs, Lynnie

White Lace and Promises said...

So in love with the pretty and pink coffee table! What a great piece. Love, love, love pink! My favorite. Love the post! I sure will be following you. Hope you will me too!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Laura,
I am loving your coffee table! Those knobs are beautiful too. What a lovely job you did and what a difference paint makes. You are more that welcome to share your post at my HOME if you wish. I'd love to have you. Have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jennelise said...

Oh my goodness! I just love this! What a beautiful colour! I agree Pink is ALWAYS best :)
Jennelise

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