Monday, 6 August 2012

coastal vintage table

hi everyone..


this is another furniture find that came to me a while ago. i couldn't believe my luck! i think it's a similar era to our place and a bit like the dining table my grandmother had. lovely solid oak, the kind of thing that should probably be left unpainted, but mostly white looks better in here and makes the place seem more spacious. 
i forgot to take the before photo in my hurry to paint it. oops.


our last table now has a new home. another one i rescued and painted, it was always too big for this room.


i used zinsser primer and 2 coats of whisper white. if you haven't used it, the primer goes over any surface including the metal of the ikea chair i painted.




a multi purpose table, my breakfast & morning blogging place.



later this weekend we decided to do some distressing with the sander on the top. not sure if it will stay that way.
what do you think?


have a good week!

cheryl
x





25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful table but what is my chair doing at your place? *smile*

    Hugs
    Elna

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    1. you have one too elna? comfy isn't it? x

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  2. Beautiful table. I really like the distressing on it. I hope you keep it :)

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    1. thanks for your opinion danielle! maybe it will stay.
      x

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  3. Lovely table, I like the distressing!

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  4. I like the distressing too. I have to have a relatively small table too.......limited space! x

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  5. table looks good...great to see where it all happens!
    Bec x

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  6. Definitely distressed......it looks more comfortable and worn in......LOVE it!
    Tania xx

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  7. I love your table; I can't decide whether I prefer the distressed, or non-distressed look. I think distressed is probably a better choice, though.

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  8. It turned out beautifully! Just brainstorming here - but what about a beach inspired oilcloth fabric for the top.
    Whatever you decide - it looks like the perfect spot to blog! xoxo

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  9. Love the table. Keep the distressing. Trying to keep a whole table top perfectly white is too stressing!

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  10. Hello!
    I'm your newest follower :)
    LOVE the style of your table and it looks fabulous painted white.
    I adore your accessories as well, have a wonderful night!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  11. Your table looks so pretty painted white, and I love the color of your accessories.
    Mary Alice

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  12. thanks everyone, it's great to get your opinions!

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  13. Beautiful vintage table! I love how it is so multi-functional.

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  14. Really pretty and I love the anchor. Great post
    Kisses
    City-aholic.blogspot.com.es

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  15. love it! {my white mac would feel right at home there! ;}

    m ^..^

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  16. Gorgeous! and another vote for keeping the distressed look.

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  17. I like it distressed. What a fantastic find.
    Carolyn

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  18. You scored on that table find!

    Popped in from Wow Us Wednesday ~

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  19. You're lucky to have it.. It's perfect in everyday task and things
    to do. Enjoy your day blogging with your new table ;)
    House Demolition Melbourne

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  20. What a great table - your photos are so beautiful and clear!

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