Saturday, May 7, 2011

Table Makeover

 I'm still working on my chair. I've been slowed in my progress because of spring cleaning. It's about 1/4 done. Hang on I'll have a reveal soon. In the meantime I managed to squeeze in a quick makeover on a side table that I've had for many years. Its another piece I bought from Bombay Co. boy I never realized how many pieces I have from that store. I guess it's because I worked in the shopping center where the store was located. My paycheck must have been spent there on the regular. Here is a picture of the table before:



Its a little dinged and scratched and I'm tired of the color. I decided to paint the table in two shades of gray. I had a little Sharkey Gray left over from my  bench  makeover. It wasn't enough to do the whole top, so I added some white and a little black to it. The color came out a creamy gray, I've officially named it Creagrae lol. I bought a sample size of Dolphin Gray by Martha Stewart paints for my living room walls. I love it, but the sample wont go far on the walls so I decided to use it for the legs of the table. I  like the way the two colors look together.



I am well on my way to a whole new room. Even though I'm  working at a snails pace I'm making progress. I bought the lamp at J C Penny on clearance about a year ago along with curtains and shades that are still boxed and packed up. That's how long I've been chipping away at this one space.I bought a slipcover for my sofa also from JCP  on sale, I don't really like it, the fit is a little funky... so I decided to alter it. I wish I had just made it myself and saved myself some dough. I'll probably end up making another one so it will be exactly the way I want it. But now that gardening season is upon us it will have to wait  until fall. I'm getting real antsy now to get this done, but I have to be careful not to overtire myself, hence the snails pace. I'll have the chair reveal soon I promise. So whats new with all of you my friends? I'm joining The Newbie Party at Debbie Doos Blogging and Blabbing and
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures 
and  Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

27 comments:

  1. Love the new table color and love that lamp. I have a thing for lamps!

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  2. I'm with Kim, love the table makeover and the lamp! Great job, Martina

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  3. That is just the cutest little table, love those legs and you did such a great makeover on it...also did I mention I love the names of your dogs...so darn cute...so far so good with Sushi today he is so worn out from all the company, praying for sleep tonight! Happy Mothers Day

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  4. What a fantastic improvement. I love it! I have a table I need to paint badly!!!!

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  5. Hi Karen, The new paint color looks wonderful on your table and I love the lamp.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  6. Woowww,...what a nice table,I love it, I`m new on your blog and I already signed in as your new follower!!
    By, greetings Marieke from holland!!

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  7. I think you and I should dedicate a post to all the neat things we purchased from Bombay Co. over the years!! LOL!! Your table looks great Karen! I love how you mixed the paint up to create a custom color! Creagrae!!!

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  8. Happy Mothers Day Karen!
    Love your table, it fits right in with the decor:)
    hugs
    Manni

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  9. That's a great paint color name! I can really see the detail in your table now that it's light! It looks fabulous!

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  10. Looking good there! Hey even at a snails pace you are getting it the way you love it..it's worth it. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  11. Hi Karen! Oh, I love your little table and the redo on it is beautiful! I miss the Bombay Co!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. What a nice redo! Much more fresh and airy now.

    Room redos always take longer than I think they will! It's nice to go slowly and really contemplate changes (and get great ideas from other bloggers!!)

    I'm popping over from Debbie's party!

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  13. Your table looks great! I know what you mean about the gardening season. The garden has to be tended to, watered, and the weeds whacked, etc. Takes time away from my other projects.

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  14. so much better now! the two tone paint really gives a good effect.
    visiting from debbie debbidoos

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  15. Love the paint color and am still amazed at what a little paint can do a piece of furniture. Awesome job!
    Visiting from Debbiedoo's newbie party
    Have a great week :)

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  16. Great transformation! Love the two tone paint effect. Visiting from Debbiedoo's :)

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  17. Looks wonderful! I love it in white!

    -Jacqueline
    www.curbsideandcommunity.blogspot.com

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  18. Sorry it takes me so long to visit sometimes. Im late, but i usually get there, lol. The table turned out really beautiful. I love the two colors. Its always good not to have to buy paint. Ur room is coming along quite nicely. I totally understand about being antsy. Im tryin to finish up some indoor projects so i can get outside, theres a few things im just dying to do out there. ........I cant wait to see the chair.......Bonnie

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  19. The table looks amazing. I have some dark pine pieces that my hubs is reluctant to have painted, but I think we may try it on the smallest of the pieces first. I see so much of that out in blogland & just love how they always turn out. Oh, a "snail's pace" isn't always bad.
    CAS

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  20. can i just be the first to say AWESOME BA-DAWESOME re-do, styling, and 'tude?????

    thanks so much for your kind comment today--so appreciated!

    michele

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  21. I love that you chose to do the legs and top in two different 'shades' of gray! Very striking and I LOVE that lamp! Everything looks beautiful but I agree -- with the weather turning warmer I tend to want to work outside rather than in!

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  22. I really need to paint something gray, I love it! Your ottoman turned out fabulous too!

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  23. How do you do it, really..it seems so easy..but it's not :)))) I am so into white/grey romantic furniture myself, you did an amazing job there !

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I agree with you, I mean, for me, following is a way to express the fact that I like what I see! It won't hurt to follow, right? It's like saying a formal "hi, I like you" (for me at least...)

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  24. Love the lamp and table together.

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  25. WOW! its beautiful! and Im LOVING that lamp!

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  26. I love your table. Wish I had the courage to paint more of my stuff white, but I just can't make myself paint too much wood furniture-I think it's a southern thing!LOL!

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  27. The table looks great! I have the 1/2 round hall table just like it! I have been thinking of painting it, now look at you really making me want to!
    Debbie

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