Friday, July 15, 2011

Shabby Chic Table!

Hello there bloggy friends! Another warm day upon us and it’s just 10:45 in the AM, that’s fine, so much better than winter.LOL

Would you believe I’ve had this table in the basement for over 6 years? Mr. K and I bought it at a estate sale for $20.00 when we were just dating, it was painted a very dark brown but I could see the potential every time I would go in the basement and put something else on top of it.LOL It was just getting it up the stairs that always turned us away from it, so it took having alot of people here at one time for me to say to him “It’s time!”
I painted it white but can’t remember the name, I know it’s by Valspar, I have to work today so don’t have time to look, I know it’s not Cottage White that’s by Behr anyway!
Here it is……do you like?P7151118
Another view of it!
For the wedding it was set under the ferns hanging there with Jenn’s birdcage for the cards and a video of the wedding in North Carolina! Also had pink and white balloons on it.
I thought I got a picture of it but didn’t…just checked:) you can see the shabbiness of it better here. It took three coats of paint, actually I could have got away with two but I thought what the heck it was so easy to paint because you didn’t have to be so very careful.
The top of the table! I took the detail sander to it in some places but then ran out of time, company came and I just finished it on Friday in the nick of time!
Threw this together for you to see, the impatients always do so well for me in little containers wonder why?
Another view!
Remember when I showed you this pic of the potting bench? I had started to staple and gather left over drop cloth but didn’t have enough to finish, well, I bought a drop cloth bigger this time and just didn’t get it done.
The morning of the picnic my two good friends Betty and Paula who helped me get everything placed decided to do this just to get it covered for the day. Now a decorating question for you…what can I do to it now I hate to take it down, getting it gathered is hard because there is only a half inch or inch to attach it to, I would so appreciate it if you had any ideas…..what could I add to it to enhance it? My decorating brain is froze!!! Dosen’t look good I know but was okay for the picnic. The drop cloth is double in half and just fit it all the way around, what would you do?
Here’s what the shelf looked like for the picnic.
The pool….alot of work but oh, so worth it!
As you can see!
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Pattie said...

What a great back yard you have, Love the little table and the work table.. Stay nice and cool today..


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I can't believe you kept that table in storage for so long! It is too, too cute, and I love all things shabby chic. :D

Have a great weekend!
~Ricki Jill

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great. Why did you wait so long. Pool looks like fun. We used to have one on our first house, but not this one.

Karen said...

That table is great and so is the potting table. I've had things for years too before getting them done. It feels good to finally do it right?

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi there! I just love that table and the potting bench is so darling too! I love how the drop cloth looks more like 2 curtain panels on it and wondered if you could do something similar with the other one? Just a thought but either way everything is just lovely and we are so thrilled you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Your yard and your pool look wonderful!! Love the shabby chic pretty!! I love your potting bench with the gathered panels and I agree with Vanessa that gathered panels would look good on your other piece too. Hope you are having a great weekend.
Cindy said...

That potting table is so cute! What about a tension rod? Or just a round rod and place a cup hook on each end and have the rod sit in the hook part? Does that make sense? I love the gathered look and if you ran them on a rod, gathering would be easier! Great job! :)

outjunking said...

Love the farm table. All these pictures make me just feel so inspired.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous backyard and what a lovely table!! Thanks for linking up at FNF :)

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Love it! Thanks so much for linking to Thrifty Thursday!