Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Transformed: Round Blue Table

I found this sturdy little table at a yard sale (of course).  We used it for a bit in our family room to test out the size and shape. We have two comfy chairs and a table in between.  I hope to find a larger round table, but until I do, this is our best option. It's surprisingly heavy.  It's very well made.  It just isn't very attractive. The style is not my favorite, but I appreciate the quality.

After a coat of primer and two coats of Sherwin Williams 7616 Breezy, this little table has a new lease on life.

This is the front view.  It's hard to tell the color from this picture. It sure would look more attractive with a little merchandising - a lamp, a knick-knack or two.  I know how to merchandise - really I do!  But our world includes a dog who is a thief - he steals things off of tables.  The wooden basket on top of this table is where I hide my reading glasses from him.  We have cats who, for no apparent reason, like to freak out and make a mad dash through the house knocking over anything small and pretty as they go. We have a very refined, elderly dog - Lucy - who is a tad clumsy and doesn't see well anymore.  Her favorite place to lounge is behind this table.  I tried a lamp here ages ago, but the cord was in her way.  We love Lucy and the lamp just isn't that important. I thought about running a cord under the rug and up through a slit, but changed my mind.  Maybe if I find a larger table I'll do just that.

Here's a view of the table from behind.  This comes a little closer to the color, but is still not right.  The color has a little more gray.  My better half loves the color.  I was very surprised.  I thought he'd accept it, but he actually has commented several times on how much he likes the color.

I chose the color to bring out the blue in the fabric I purchased for slipcovering a chair.

I am completely smitten with this fabric. The blue table matches the blue in the fabric.  Again, this photo is not getting the blue right. I haven't been in a hurry to make the slipcovers because the chair in question needs to be painted.  It's on my to-do list - hopefully it'll get done soon.  Stay tuned!

I have linked this post to The Power of Paint party at Domestically Speaking.


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