Sunday, September 4, 2011


I am very excited to show you my recent DIY project!!!
We were having dinner at my in-laws house a couple months ago just after they had replaced some furniture in their kitchen. As I arrived I spotted a beautiful table in their carport. I had seen this table for years now in their kitchen, but until now it never spoke to me. When I saw it sitting there all alone outside I quickly thought what a great project this will be. As it turns out Jordan's Mom told me that while he was in 4H he refinished this very table for a wood working project. I have always wanted to have a piece in our house with some character and pizazz and this was my ticket. Lucky for me they were giving it away.



If you know me you know I'm in love with this color. I love the shell on the upper ledge (you can see it in the before picture). The clear knobs are my favorite. The original table only had one knob and the hole for it was huge. So Jordan's dad filled it in with wood putty and drilled 2 holes. Then I used metallic spray paint to refinish the door hinges so they would match the knobs. This has been such a fun and rewarding project. It's so fun having a furniture piece with some history too. I love the Queen Anne legs in the front. Decorating the table took some real thought and I had left it blank for about a week before deciding. I was nervous about it being too cluttered, thankfully my friend Maddie helped me to perfect it.

Also, below are some of my recent thrifting finds

Love the coffee mugs, somehow my coffee seems to taste better in them :)

This table cloth is so fun, the design is cute and the fabric is really soft.

Sweet white bowl


  1. That is so pretty, Deb! I love it :) Do you follow the betterafter blog? LOVE it!

  2. Deborah you did such a wonderful job. Love, love the table and the styling. Great job!! :)

  3. So pretty! Were those candles there before, when I saw it? They're a nice touch.

  4. *gasp* This is BEAUTIFUL! How special is that table?! I really like your thrify finds. ☺ What is the color of your table paint? ☺

    P.S. So happy to see a post from you!

  5. Great work, Little Debbie Snack Cakes. :)

  6. You can come decorate my house anytime! Loved everything.

  7. I love it! And that is definitely your signature color. :) The mugs are cute, too!