Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Patriotic Table Makeover

I got this table for free (bonus) and saw lots of potential for it. I'm guessing it's about 50 to 60 years old. It came from my grandparents house. It was painted a dark red on the top and the legs were dark blue. I first had to sand and prime the table. I then painted it with white semi-gloss, exterior house and trim paint from ACE Hardware (my favorite place to buy paint). The front is painted with (you guessed it) chalkboard paint. And in honor of Memorial Day I drew an American flag. I think after Memorial Day I am going to probably put our house number on it or our last name. I love chalkboard paint because I can change my mind a million times on what I want to display. I hope you all had a nice weekend! 

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13 comments:

  1. This is just tooo cute! You did a fantastic job on that table.

    I found you via Showcase Sunday. Hope you stop by Pittypat Paperie sometimes. Diane

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  2. Wow, did that turn out awesome!! Love the idea of using the chalkboard paint and being able to do and redo as your heart desires.

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  3. I love that table...and you can always change it up when you want....that is the beauty of paint. Thanks for linking up to the party, I look forward to seeing more of what you do and find:) Debbie

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  4. Love, love, love the table! That is a great idea and the flag is so cute. It would look great on my 4th of July porch. Can I have it??? LOL! Glad to have found you and I will be following.

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  5. LOVE that idea! Looks gorgeous...returning your follow!

    XO

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  6. Hi there! New follower from NFF! I'm so glad I found your blog because I LOVE DIY stuff ;) I'm getting ready to make my own console table and coffee table this week!

    http://goobergrapemonkeyman.blogspot.com

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  7. What a fabulous transformation! I love the flag - adorable! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  8. It looks great!!! Can't beat free!

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  9. That is cute. I am loving patriotic decorations just now. We are getting ready to redo quite a bit in our home just now and I was thinking about going with an Americana look in our living room but my husband is afraid it will look like a fairbooth. I think something like this would look cool there and not at all like a fairbooth. :-)

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  10. You are totally getting me in the mood for 4th of July decorations! Thanks for sharing at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  11. Very cute idea! And the table turned out great!

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  12. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for a visit and see my Anthropologie inspired Americana tablecloth.

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