Wednesday, February 24, 2010

blue table




Recently Jeanetta and I traded dining tables.
I needed one that was long and more narrow.
She needed one that was slightly shorter and wider.
Always thrift-minded, we hatch the perfect scheme - TRADE!


This is the table I got. Only it was originally black. And it looked great. It was a lovely table just as it was. But it wasn't me, it wasn't our house.

During our recent snow storm I spent a whole day painting everything that would stand still - including this table.

The color is called Always Aqua and I got it in Kilz base at Wal-Mart.


Of course adding one new piece of furniture to a room in my house is like pulling a thread on a sweater - it starts a chain reaction.
So lots of things have now moved or are in the process of moving
(long bench now in dining room, moved dining room curtains to living room, used old duvet cut in half as current curtains in dining room - plan on adding and "finishing" those, ya know, "someday...")


I am still on undecided on the red walls - leave 'em or change 'em - but for now I have had all the painting I can stand....
Until the next snow day (next year?)

18 comments:

  1. It looks lovely. Perhaps it will be some much needed motivation to paint at least one of the 4 pieces I have sitting around here in need of paint since we moved!

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  2. I think I like the red walls. Especially how you took the table runner and tied the color in. It looks nice with the light blue.

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  3. Lovely. I am changing the red in my kitchen(lightening it up a bit), but the first thing I thought when I saw your red walls, was that maybe I should use a bit of red in the dining room to keep it colorful. It looks cheery and cozy to me. Thanks for sharing. Jackie

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  4. its look great, u sound just like me always painting things, 2 wks ago i painted alot of things blue last night they went back to cream, now the kids say it looks boring, cant please them all.

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  5. Do you mind me asking about your curtain fabric? What did you use. I love the vintage look. Jackie

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  6. Love the blue table & the whole "fresh" feel of your dining room! You've inspired me - I'll be changing mine up later.

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  7. good swap, good work, like the red walls! Rachaelxo

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  8. I like the red walls, especially with your chair rail. The room is very cozy. And are the curtains made from vintage hankies?

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  9. not only do i think your table looks fabby...

    but matching that up with 2 carvers, 3 mis-matched chairs and a bench...

    what a fantastic look...

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  10. Super super cool!! How neat you could both win in the trade!!
    Enjoy!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  11. I love the blue and the red, what a completely delightful eating area!

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  12. There isn't one thing that I don't like about this room! Everything looks wonderful including the red walls.

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  13. Such a pretty room, just as it is. I sooooo love those curtains!

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  14. What a brilliant solution. I adore the color! I've been thinking about painting mine aqua too!

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  15. Simply lovely. Lovely simple.

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  16. Love this! Any shots of what the room looked like before? We're always looking for before & after stories. Those curtains are so cute.

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  17. It looks nice with the light blue.
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ok, really. tell me the truth... do these comments make me look fat?

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