I've had this table finished for a while now, but it was the little pink hydrangeas (that I rescued from our front garden after a heavy rain) that inspired me to take some pictures :)
Sadly, the lighting is really bad in our kitchen, and they're a bit fuzzy/grainy, but I'm hoping you'll forgive me ;)
My wonderful friend, Andrea, was so kind as to GIVE me this table and four chairs! I'd been wanting to get rid of the rickety-legged IKEA "cheapest-table-and-chair-set-possible" that has graced my kitchen for the past 5 years. I don't think I'd ever put it together properly, and it was always a bit dodgy. What can I say.....I was pregnant at the time. hah! Always a good excuse for most things ;)
Anyways.....the bottom part of the table, and all four chairs, were already painted white! *sigh of relief*
All I had to do was paint the top. Easy peasy (Toby's favourite thing to say these days).
I grabbed a can of "kitchen and bath semi-gloss latex", mixed in some of my acrylic craft/art paints to get the desired colour, and went to town on it with a foam roller.
I love the result! A sturdy wooden table that just sort of "blends" into its surroundings!
I love this colour up against our "well-aged" chalkboard wall :)
ps...don't mind the very messy art-hanging clothesline....it started off all tidy and orderly, but what can I say?...my kids have got talent, and I can't exactly say that *some* pieces of art are more worthy of the kitchen wall than others, can I? ;)
So....on another note......my hat is off to all of you single parents out there....or moms whose husbands are away for work a lot, etc. Dustin has been sick for the past 4 days (so sick that he's had to stay in bed), and I am so, so tired.
It's exhausting being a single parent. Seriously exhausting. Throw a molar-teething toddler into the mix, and it's burnout.
But he's on the mend now...thank goodness. Poor guy :( He's had a rough go.
I hope you're all staying well! This has been the weirdest summer here in Vancouver. So cool and wet that the viruses never went away. yuck.