{Staining Tabletops}

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thanks again, Joy, for yesterdays post! I love the ideas and reading others' suggestions in the comments. I got several ideas yesterday that I want to pursue in our family-and hope others did too! I'll keep checking the comment section, so if anyone has more to add the the discussion, Please Do!

Okay, now on to lighter things...

Memorial Day weekend was fairly typical at house. Flew our flag, ate enough hot dogs (Smart veggie dogs) and watermelon to get us to the next summer holiday, watched three Hitchcock films after the kids went to bed and used our credit card three times in 1 hour at Lowes....It was a great weekend.

I bought and had cut to size a new piece of plywood for the boys traintable (Lowes purchase #1). Mr. Smarty planted a blueberry bush and apricot tree (Lowe's purchase #2). And during naptime, I painted the legs of our old coffee table and stained the top (Minwax Chestnut). Thought we needed one more can of almond spray paint...Lowes purchase #3.

Before:



Memorial Day Makeover After:



The kids and I found this little stool at a garage sale for $1 last week. So I stained it to match:



I also stained the traintable, but want to sand, spackle and paint the plywood...so I'll post that makeover, ummm, later. Hope you got to your three day weekend tasks,

6 Creative People Had This To Say:

Sammi said...

Love the table! I want to do mine too!

care said...

If I get you a plane ticket you wanna come give my furniture a makeover? LOVE IT!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Gorgeous table and what a marvelous little stool to match!! I love the white paint and the contrasting dark finish on the top! Just elegant!

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog yesterday! I like to do up furniture too and I am contemplating sanding back our pine bedroom furniture and painting it cream or white but it is the thought of all the sanding which is holding me back!

The Wagner Family said...

I can't remember now how I found your blog but just wanted to say I'm so impressed with all the things you fixed up, created or crafted. Thanks for sharing them.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

You are so clever! Those look great. I love the white legs with the wooden tops, so classic & beautiful.