I'm back with an update but it's not the basement family room. That room is complete except for one item I just ordered. Hopefully it will ship quickly and then I'll post the "Big Reveal".
If you follow me on Facebook you saw a sneak peek at what I've been working on. My kitchen table has seen better days and really needed to be refinished.
I was never really crazy about the orangey top and wanted to lighten it up so ....
.... I painted the table and chairs for a completely new look!
The first step was sanding. Lots and lots of sanding. I decided not to use an electric sander because of the dust. It was too cold to move the table outside so I opted to sand it all by hand. Yes I know I'm crazy!
I also decided to put one of the table leaves in. Without the leaves in, the table is round. Now it's more of an oval shape.
After sanding, I gave the table a coat of primer.
I painted the base and 2 chairs "Gentle Tide". It's an aqua-gray-blue color that I love. My guest bath is painted the same color so I just used leftover paint from that project.
The top is painted "White Room" which is the color of all our doors and trim. It's a creamy white and I always have a gallon around for touch ups so I used that.
Instead of bringing all 4 chairs back I switched out 2 for the parsons chairs from my library.
You might have noticed that the wall color changed too. I painted the kitchen and family room about 6 months ago but never blogged about it. I know ... I'm a bad blogger!
I'm so excited to use the aqua table runner I found at IKEA last year! It didn't look so great with the orangey top but now it's perfect!
The pillows on the parsons chairs are placemats from Target. I found them last fall on clearance and turned them into pillows.
I love the new look of the table and really love the addition of the parsons chairs. As always, I'm amazed at what a difference paint can make. The whole space seems brighter and more "me".
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!