Sunday, March 21, 2010

SYTYCD Week #4- White

Here is my submission for So You Think You Can Decorate Week 4! The theme was "white." I honestly feel so honored that I'm still in the competition. All of these ladies are amazing! Please go vote! 

Paint it White!

Our kitchen table was passed down from my parents. I spent many years with my crafts spread across this table as a child, and since I was three or four, I've thought of it as "mine." So when I got married, I was more than happy to claim it as my own. However, the 1980's oak just wasn't working for me. I stained the top a Red Mahogany, but that didn't fit either (so I never stained the bottom). 

The sideboard is a Craig's List find that I got for $50. It's a 1930's piece that had been sitting in a basement for 20 years. I was excited to transform it's "good bones" into a beautiful dining room piece.

After

The sideboard is functioning as our bar table.


 The pedestal table has said goodbye to the 1980's, and has claimed it's own cottage charm. I topped the table with simple, elegant, white hydrangeas.
 

This simple transformation has taken my dining room out of the 1980's, and using crisp, clean, whites has added cottage charm, and a modern, yet timeless look. My entire dining set only cost me $50 plus $20 in paint supplies.

I used Valspar's Honeymilk, Minwax Dark Walnut stain, & Polycrylic Satin finish.


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26 comments:

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I like the mix of the stain and paint finishes! It is a very elegant look. The 80s are definitely gone!!

Juliana said...

Absolutely, nothing short of amazing. Just beautiful!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ok, I LOVE how you left the tops in woodtone. The two tone look is absolutely stunning!

You really enhanced both pieces big time. You must be so in love with them now!

Donna

"EMBODYING SIRGUN" said...

Wow! I bow to you! =)

Lynne said...

Wow, those look awesome! I have almost exactly that same kitchen table and was planning a VERY similar transformation. Can I ask how you treated the pedestal? Manual sanding, liquid sander/deglosser or just bonding primer? Looks like it came out very smooth. I had actually planned to paint the top dark brown but you've inspired me to maybe try to stain it. I'd appreciate any tips/tricks/caveats, etc you've got since I'll be starting my transformation in a few days after finishing up the other projects in the works!

Sarah said...

It looks great. I see a lot of those round tables on craigslist for really cheap! Just shows you what a little paint/stain can do. Great job.
Sarah

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Outstanding job on both pieces.

The Persimmon Perch said...

Love the table and I love that you left the top untouched. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Much More Than Mommy said...

WOW! Those look great! The white paint made such a huge difference!

Kristi & Mike said...

I absolutely LOVE it and you have inspired me to transform my table...I have the EXACT one as you! ha ha! One of my hubby's friends gave it to us after we got married...I am so excited. I voted for you on sytycd! So...can you give me any tips on the pedastal as well as the top? Yours looks so professional and smooth. Can you do a tutorial on it? :)

Kristi & Mike said...

oohhh one more thing...what did you do with your chairs?

Too Many Hats said...

That dining table is like a whole new piece!

Kaysi said...

Wow! I love the white!

Eliza said...

Love it!!! It looks awesome! I'M PRETTY JEALOUS ACTUALLY!

A Cottage Muse said...

OMG...wonderful! Love the contrast!

mary'smom said...

Very beautiful. My sister had used this type of treatment on her bedroom set...we received them a while back, but she had recovered them with paint. I want to bring her former finishes back. Your post gave has given me the inspiration to follow through. So very beautiful. Great job.

Kim said...

I seriously love that round table! Great job.

Noelle @ Mesa AZ Photography said...

That honeymilk color is what I chose when we painted our new house this past summer. Most of my walls right now are that beautiful, slightly yellow/cream color. Your table turned out absolutely beautiful. Great job.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

They both look so great. I like the wood tops contrasting the new paint.

Anna See said...

Just voted for you. I love what you did with both of these pieces! Bravo!

Its So Very Cheri said...

You did a great job. Congrats on being in such a fun competition--I'm secretly so jealous of you girls but truly happy for you too.

Cheri

Taylor said...

What color chairs do you have with the table, woodtone or white? I want to do the same thing to my set!

Sparklinbecks said...

I just wanted to show you the table set my husband and I refinished, thanks to your beautiful table that you refinished!

http://sparklinbecks.blogspot.com/2011/09/this-summer-i-have-been-looking-high.html

Sarah Jane said...

I love this table! It is just like the hideous one that I have in my dining room and wanted to leave on the other side of the country before we moved last summer and literally couldn't even give away on Craigslist. I have been intent on making it better since moving it with us, and I love your fix! My table was a hand-me-down as well and symbolizes our inability to afford the things we really want...but if I can make mine half as beautiful as yours, I think it will be a reminder more of how I love living my life. I just stumbled upon your blog while searching for fixes for my table, and you are so cool! I wish you lived in New England because I would love to be your friend!
-Sarah

My Heart in Denver said...

Wow! This is truly beautiful!! I bought a great table and china cabinet that I want to do this exact thing to, but need a little direction! For the pedestal, did you sand it then paint it? Did you use any wood conditioning for the pedestal or the table top? If you sanded, did you use a power or hand sander? What grit paper? How many coats of stain and paint were needed?
So sorry for all the questions! I'm very new to all this but am very excited to get to work on all of it!
Thank you!!

Rachael Block said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I love the transformation of this table. I hope you won't mind, but, I would like to use it as my inspiration piece for one of our upcoming projects in my household!!