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The Painted Round Table

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After receiving so much help with my DIY project, I thought I should post the before and after pictures. Here is the original thread: [url][/url]

Here is the table prior to painting:


and the pedestal, which I love...


I sanded and primed the table. I used BIN 123 to prime. I should have had it tinted though...Anyway, I used Ralph Lauren Turret Stair (a deep chocolate brown) recommended in my original thread. I love this colour so much! For the table top, I sewed a round fabric topper and covered that with a glass topper. All in all, it was a great project, but being a perfectionist, it took me a long time to complete.

Here is the table now:


Sorry the pics aren't great but I think you get the idea.

I'm still searching out chairs. I have a toddler so easy maintenance is key and the table is in our kitchen -- so appropriate casual chairs are what I am looking for...I am not fond of the chairs that came with the set. I'd rather add contrast with a cream or white wooden chair with clean lines...Haven't decided yet...

Thank you for all the much needed help and suggestions. :)

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I just wanted to post to say thank you for the inspiration and the how-to on houw you painted your table! I have been debating on painting my bedroom furniture, but I am/was worried that it would look cheap if it was painted instead of stained...

Your table looks great, and is just what I needed to make my decision, and get excited for my own DIY project!

Thank you!!

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janetc wrote:
OH MY GAWD!!!!!! have done exactly what my secret DIY project was going to be but only im doing an end so glad you posted this, now I can hardly wait to do mine. I cant tell you enough just how beautiful your table has turned out..............ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!! :clapping: :clapping: i think i need to hire you to do mine :D

Janet, if you bring me shopping for all those great bargains, I'll be happy to paint your table! ;)

Hurry up and get it done! I want to see it! :)

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Good morning!

Just got my little one off to nursery school and that in itself feels like an Olympic event! :laugh:

Thank you very much for the compliments. I love how the table turned out! The glass topper and cloth idea came from one of Peter Fallico's old shows. I liked the idea of using the cloth as a design element. Just the plain table looks great too, but I find that even using foam rollers left a "painted wall effect" instead of a truly smooth finish. I actually bought the glass table topper for only $8 from a seller on an site and that was truly a big bargain buy!

Pearl_Girl, I love those chairs, too. I have to get out to a Sears store to see them in person, I think. Lass, I was going to paint the chairs but I am not in love with the style. I'd paint them and then always want another set! (Knowing my obsessive personality! :laugh: )

Again, many thanks! I'm in the middle of painting out my kitchen. Last May I posted pics asking for help with it, and now I've finally begun the job. The original walls were a butter yellow and the one wall featuring the bay window was a deep navy. I think the previous owner was going for French Country but it missed the mark.

So, I painted out the walls with CIL's Toasty Grey to tie in the ceramic tiles and countertop. I just finished the ceiling with CIL's Minimalist White. I plan on painted the upper cabinets in the Minimalist White as well (in melamine paint) and the bottom in a deep brown.

I can't wait to have this project completed! :p

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