Apr 24, 2012

Fun Blue Table

I bought this table at the end of last summer.  You can read about all the other amazing things I scored here.  It was painted a bright, mustardy yellow. 

 Now, I now some people would totally have loved the colour, and the paint wasn't all that bad, either.  However, I knew that underneath all that paint was a lovely solid oak table.  I originally wanted to strip it down to the original wood.  I have a beautiful antique oak secretary desk that we use for our laptop and I was thinking this table would look nice sitting beside it holding the printer.  However, after spending several afternoons and not even having half of the top stripped, I decided it would be next to impossible to get all the paint out of the grain.  I have stripped quarter sawn oak sucessfully in the past , so I'm not exactly sure what went wrong with this table. 

So, I eventually just gave the table a good sanding and painted it this fun shade of turquoisey/blue. 


I am a little disapointed that I didn't finish out my original plan, but I really do love it in this colour.  It's so bright and cheerful looking. 

I love the fun details of it:  The spool like legs and the unique shape of the shelf...



I distressed it just a little bit to give it a bit of a lived in look, and to let the yellow peek through a tad.


 Right now it's holding my printer... but I don't think it's the perfect table for the space after all.  That's the great thing about redoing furniture, though...  You can always be switching things up! 


25 comments:

  1. Maybe the table had been stripped before the yellow paint went on. That would put the paint pretty far into the wood. It does look sweet in the blue! ~ Maureen

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  2. I love it...the aqua is perfect for the summer months ahead!!...enjoy it...have a happy day, Mariaelena

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  3. This is such a nice pop of color :) great restyle!

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  4. Cynthia, this table is beautiful! I love that color! I'm a new follower, and would love for you to stop by and share your project at our Pinteresting Link party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/

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  5. Such a pretty, springy color.

    Im now following you and hope you'll visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll follow back. THANKS.

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  6. Love the color, reminds me of robin-egg-blue. Perfect for Spring!

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  7. Followed over from Shabby Creek. I am currently collecting turquoise furniture on Pinterest - If you don't mind I am adding this beauty to my wish list!
    http://distresseddonnadownhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/back-from-never-ever-again-land.html

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  8. Gorgeous! With the detail on those legs, you can't go wrong! Great job!!

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  9. Such a sweet table!
    I would love for you to link it up to my linky party happening now!
    I would love to have you there!
    STacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  10. This table is so pretty. I really liked it yellow too. Very nice!

    Tresa

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  11. Cynthnia,

    I like the color too, and how the yellow peaks through. I'm happy to hear that other DIYers have mis-steps too, either in the process or the intended location for the new piece.

    I just painted my front porch bench, from black to what I thought was going to be a cool blue/gray color. After I finished, I stepped back and realized I painted it country blue -not what I was going for.

    I'm visiting from the Shabby Nest linky party and I hope that you can stop by my blog as well. :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  12. Hi, Cynthia, I love your table! It's such a pretty color too! Do you have an email address where I can write you?

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  13. I did like the table yellow, but that blue is soooo retroish and cool! I just painted a little wire candle holder the same blue and it just makes me smile every time I look at it! I would be super excited if you came over to link up at my Anything Goes Link Party going on from Friday at 6 MST Friday till Monday at midnight.
    http://too-much-time.com/2012/04/get-schooled-saturday-20.html

    xxx, Kim

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  14. I have a table very similar to that which belonged to my grandmother. There have been a few times that I've thought about painting it, but for sentimental reason I never have. Your table looks lovely in the turquoise... Makes me think about painting my table again, but I know I'll end up keeping the oak.

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  15. Love this color.Looks great with those flowers too.
    Anne

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  16. Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!! http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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  17. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO love the blue!!!! fabulous job my friend!!! you rocked it! :) hugs...

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  18. Very sweet blue table! The color is so much better.

    gail

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  19. plan b was perfect! the new color is so pretty. :)

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  20. Oh, goodness! I love this one, too! Do you share the color you use? If so, I'd love to know what it is. I'm having a terrible time finding the perfect "turquoise" aqua color.

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  21. I just happened to find your site, and OH MY! I have this exact same table, I think a bit bigger, right next to my bed. It needs a re-do so guess what I am doing this weekend. THANK YOU! your site is on so cool..can't wait to show it to my daughter and sons. We are always looking for something to re-do!

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