Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Repainted Seafoam Green Kitchen Table

I've had this table finished for a while now, but it was the little pink hydrangeas (that I rescued from our front garden after a heavy rain) that inspired me to take some pictures :)

Sadly, the lighting is really bad in our kitchen, and they're a bit fuzzy/grainy, but I'm hoping you'll forgive me ;)

My wonderful friend, Andrea, was so kind as to GIVE me this table and four chairs! I'd been wanting to get rid of the rickety-legged IKEA "cheapest-table-and-chair-set-possible" that has graced my kitchen for the past 5 years. I don't think I'd ever put it together properly, and it was always a bit dodgy. What can I say.....I was pregnant at the time. hah! Always a good excuse for most things ;)

Anyways.....the bottom part of the table, and all four chairs, were already painted white! *sigh of relief*
All I had to do was paint the top. Easy peasy (Toby's favourite thing to say these days). 

I grabbed a can of "kitchen and bath semi-gloss latex", mixed in some of my acrylic craft/art paints to get the desired colour, and went to town on it with a foam roller.

I love the result! A sturdy wooden table that just sort of "blends" into its surroundings! 

I love this colour up against our "well-aged" chalkboard wall :)

ps...don't mind the very messy art-hanging started off all tidy and orderly, but what can I say? kids have got talent, and I can't exactly say that *some* pieces of art are more worthy of the kitchen wall than others, can I? ;)

So....on another hat is off to all of you single parents out there....or moms whose husbands are away for work a lot, etc. Dustin has been sick for the past 4 days (so sick that he's had to stay in bed), and I am so, so tired. 

It's exhausting being a single parent. Seriously exhausting. Throw a molar-teething toddler into the mix, and it's burnout. 

But he's on the mend now...thank goodness. Poor guy :( He's had a rough go.

I hope you're all staying well! This has been the weirdest summer here in Vancouver. So cool and wet that the viruses never went away. yuck.


  1. I love your table, it was the best kind of hand-me-down you could have asked for!! The color on the top is perf!! Yes, what on earth was that crazy rain day all about?! Poor Dustin, hope he's feeling better now! Xoxo

  2. Love your pink hydrangeas... aren't they the best flowers!? (Jealous that you have a pink plant in your front yard!) Also love the photo of the flowers on the table with chalkboard and art line in the background. Very fun!

  3. Love it! Do you find that the paint finish is wearing well? I inherited a wooden kitchen table and chairs and I've painted the table legs and the chairs white but I'm a bit freaked out about painting the table top. I'm worried I won't be able to get a smooth finish and/or my little ones will make it difficult to keep the finish looking good. At the moment, it's just looking a bit too countryish, with the stained table top and white legs, to leave it as it is.

  4. That table is awesome!!! ;) I actually own alot of Ikea furniture that I need to "hack" into something new with a fresh coat of paint & a bit of distressing...but who knows when I'll ever get to it! ;) And I know how you feel about single hubby works quite alot, and I do often feel overwhelmed, so I hear ya on feeling exhausted. Glad your hubby is starting to feel better. Anyway, I love your blog and am following along. I'd love for you to stop by & say hello some time. ;) Take care & have a great week!


  5. ADORE the chalk board. I have seen high-end art that looks like the smeared chalk-- so chic! Chic Rooms

  6. Wow your colours together are wonderful and are so well together with out being matchy matchy!

    Hope this finds you all feeling stronger and enjoying this bit of sun!

  7. I love that chalkboard wall - it's just fantastic!

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  8. Oh I think it would be beautiful to see some of that gold in there, I bet it would warm up the room and be a lovely compliment to your color scheme!

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