Dining Room for Nothing: A Before and After

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

As promised, here is my Summer Project #2. For those who've been wondering where I've been, Summer Project #1 was my painted armoire.


Sometimes having a zero-dollar budget actually allows you to follow the most current trends.


What?

Did I just say you can have the latest trends with no money? without breaking any laws?

Well, that was my thought when I had an inherited dining table that looked like this:



I also had a can of white paint and some brownish craft paint.

So for $0, a brillo pad, and a couple of days worth of rest-time painting, I was able to jump on the white dining room trend.



That is a trend right?

No?

Oh.

Well, at least I'm not out any money.



If you're visiting from Kimba's DIY Day, thanks! While you're here, check out what I made with felt in today's post, too!

I'm also linking this post up to Gina's Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage.

33 Creative People Had This To Say:

Teri Lynne said...

That is beautiful! Will you please come to my house and help me!!!!!!

southerninspiration said...

Wow, that looks fantastic!! Great job!
Suzanne

Elizabeth said...

How pretty! And right on target with MY budget too....zero dollars :)

Make My Life a Prayer said...

Beautiful!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

If it's not a trend I think you just started one! That looks sooo fabulous!

Lauren said...

that is so gorgeous!!! I am definitely going to re-create it!!! I LOVE IT!!! Did you use stensils for the pretty leaf pattern?

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Oh how I wish my dining table didn't have formica top. Pretty hard to do anything with that, except find another table. Yours looks great, and the best thing is you can change it up whenever with a little paint. Jackie

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Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

stunning! And cost nothing even better!
Collette xxx

Songbirdtiff said...

This is beautiful! It's very similar to what I have in mind for my bedroom. :) Great minds think alike!

We 'R McGee said...

I enjoy your blog so much! So many great ideas!

Sarah said...

wow wow wow, turned out SO beautiful!

(popped on over from kimba's... glad i did!)

jaime920 said...

Amazing!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Wow, that looks gorgeous, I loooove the leaves.

Britt said...

That is so pretty! What a difference!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I'm so glad you stopped back by to link this project up with Transformation Thursday! I LOVEEEEAAAHHH this!

Kristi said...

Now that is incredible. What a fantastic makeover!

queenbee said...

Beautiful and Free thats my kind of makeover

Joy said...

The table top looks absolutely wonderful! It's great that you made a custom piece for pennies.

The Bargainista said...

this is STUNNING!!!

Little Lovables said...

it looks wonderful!

Gina said...

That's an amazing transformation! And I love the budget too!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That turned out beautifully! Love the scrolly painted design on the top!! So pretty :)!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

I adore this table! It's so beautiful! My wheels are turning regarding a table I have in the basement. Hmmmm..... ;)

XO*Tricia

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Looks great

Amy said...

Your table looks fantastic! Necessity is truly the mother of (beautiful) invention!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Hello stopping over from Kimba's. Wow - simple and beautiful! You've got talent!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

This is gorgeous!!

Julie @ Little One-of-a-Kind Design said...

i saw you on TCB. AWESOME table...so inspiring!

Sam and Sara said...

Wow that looks so good!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wow, so beautiful.
Teresa

Sachiko said...

I just found your blog through Today's Creative Blog. I love this dining table! Great job!

Laryssa Herbert said...

Absolutely beautiful!