Today I am going to be sharing a project with you that is LONG over due! But better late than never! I started working on my kitchen table a while back in the beginning of the summer. I kept going back and forth with what colors and what table I wanted to use. You see I had acquired a total of 3 tables through all my Craigslist escapades and wasn't sure which one would be right for the space. I originally picked the table that matches the chairs in these photos. I thought I would go a little outside my comfort zone and do a bright color on the table to bring some color to my otherwise monotone living/dining space. So I painted it blue. French Enamel MMSMP to be exact. Now, I loved the way it turned out the color was beautiful and rich and it definitely added a pop of color. But I knew the second I moved it into the space that it wasn't going to work. It was the wrong "touch of color" the space needed and was sticking out like a sore thumb. So I started painting the other table that matches the hutch I bought. After the first coat of grain sack, I thought gosh dang.. this isn't what I want either.
So I let it alone for a little bit and right around that time Miss Mustard Seed released 3 new milk paint colors. One of them being Dried Lavender. I knew right away it was exactly the color and shade that I needed to go with my space. My living room is painted a muted gray and my couch is a dark gray and together they have a but of a purple undertone. Up until this point I have HATED the purple that seems to come through on the walls and couch and now that I have fully embraced it and finished the table, I am no longer looking at color swatches every other week and dreaming about re-painting it. I am totally sold! I went ahead and re-upholstered the chairs with some heavy drop cloths and painted them Grain Sack to match the hutch. I decorated the table with things I have collected and have shown up in many other photo-shoots. I went to take the pictures yesterday and realized that I needed some sort of linen underneath the plates to really complete the look. These burlap placemats are so quick and easy. You just cut them the size you want and then pull of the threads until you have the desired amount of fringe on the edges.
The red book on the table is also something I threw in to complete the look and it was my grannies. It contains a series of stories one of which was my mothers favorite from the time she was a little child
This table is actually my original table that my husband and I bought a few years ago. It was my very first ever furniture project and I originally painted it black. I stripped the top and stained it and left just the edges unpainted to keep a little natural wood exposed. I painted the top with a mixture of Dried lavender and Grain sack to provide a little contrast and then hand painted the decorative edge with Grain Sack. I am so glad to be finished with this project and am getting closer to revealing the whole space!
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Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
Get Schooled Saturday
Furniture and Paint
A Pinch of Joy