1.15.2012

A Table for Art

I'll have you know, I've been saving this table . . . 


and chairs . . .


for years.  

The table, I found at a flea market, and it sat in my kindergarten classroom for several years, while the chairs stacked in my garage until I'd collected enough from various thrift stores.  
And, now, finally, it's time that they all come together . . . as they should be.  


But first, I needed a bit of a change.


I started by painting the top silver (kind of an odd color for me on furniture . . . but I'm always willing to try new things in decorating), the legs teal and the chairs green. 

When that was dry, I got out all my paint colors on hand . . . 


and splatter-painted the top.


I mean, seriously. Why not?  It's gonna end up looking that way regardless, right?


And, I guess you recognize that chalkboard . . .




Needless to say, we've been pretty busy around here.



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20 comments:

  1. Sooo Sweet Holly!! LOVE the colors and ...yes...it will end up looking splattered anyway so why not start that way!! I still have the little table my 12 and 9 year old used and it is splattered with love as well! Great job!

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  2. How wonderful! You should absolutely keep it forever! :)

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  3. Very cute. I used to have pretty craft table when I was younger and loved it. :)

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  4. Very cute! Love the colors!

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  5. So cute! It would end up looking like that anyway if my kids used it. What a fun idea! I found you through Nifty Thrifty Things. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. That turned out super cute! I love it :)

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  7. Such a great idea Holly! Love the splatted-painted top :)

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  8. Love, love! Absolutely love this!
    ~Trina

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  9. This is too cute, Holly! I love the splatter paint!

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  10. This is adorable! I love the paint splatters.

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-party-week-twenty-two.html

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  11. So perfect that you splattered it--I wish I had thought to pretty splatter ours a few years ago. Now it is just plain old messy splattered. :) That picture of Ross sitting at her table is just precious!

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  12. Perfect! Love the splatter paint idea. And such bright colors! :)

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  13. What a smart cookie you are! Great idea. I grabbed a few old children's chair at a yard sale, but unfortunately mine have been painted multiple times. Still at a loss as to what I am going to do with them .Maybe I could use this idea on the chairs instead ~ LOL!!

    XoXo,
    Kristal

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  14. What a great table and chair set for kids to get creative at! My boys would love this~

    Danielle

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  15. Hey, I just wanted to stop by and let you know you are featured on this weeks link party features: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-party-number-twenty-three.html

    Thanks for linking up! :)

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  16. Love the table and chairs! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
    -Nikki
    Chef in Training
    http://www.chef-in-training.com

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  17. I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing. You are being featured this week at Lines Across.

    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2012/01/cure-for-common-monday-24.html

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  18. Thank you so much for joining JAQS Studio's Linky Party. I featured your project today :).

    -Q

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