Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Painted Tables


I have been moving at snails pace lately with the family room but I did manage to get some sofa tables painted yesterday.
The weather has been icky here so it is easier to stay inside and get some things done.

Here is my table all painted up with pretty colors that I found (I love test paint samples!!)

Sorry about the picture, it has been very gray and dark around here.
But you can see all the different shades of blues that I love.

I eventually picked the top middle one, Sea Spray by Glidden, which now that I think about it was one of the choices for my room. Huh, I guess I really like that color! :)

Anyway, after I purchased a quart I came home and looked at my two tables in the family room and decided to go with this instead



Yup, white!
I am really liking how clean the white is with the gray and the new floor so I kept it neutral.

I am going to use the Sea Spray in other things, you know me, nothing goes unpainted! :)

I also purchased a new lamp shade! I was so excited because the old one was falling apart and yucky. It was the shade that the lamp came with, sorry no before pics.


I purchased it at Target and I love the "waves" that it has. The texture is fun and the white looks bright and clean! :)

I also went yesterday to pick up some blue ticking fabric to make pillows. I don't know why but I am drawn to the darker blues with this room, They just feel right.


My goal for the rest of the week is to attempt to make some pillows.
We will see how that goes!

Have a great week!!

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44 comments:

Erin said...

Loving those colors...even if you didn't use them,lol!!! I do love that lamp shade and the ticking will look fabulous!

Comeca Jones said...

Love the lamp Michelle! Looks like things are coming along!

Dropped Stitch Knitter said...

I love how it came out! It's very nautical, which I absolutely love. Can't wait to see the pillows.

Sylvia said...

Hi Michelle,
you are one busy girl :)I love love love the pillow fabric ...and the lamp ! I can't wait to see the pillows ready !
Always enjoy my visit here!

D and G Stories said...

Can I just say I LOVE your flooring choice, and love that lamp! I thought "waves" too before I had even read that you wrote that! It's just perfect! Can't wait to see the finished room!

Deborah said...

Your coffee table looks very beachy..love it Michelle!
Love the look of the sailboat on it too..
Oh the floors look lovely too!!!
The lamp is dreamy...:)
Those pillows will pull it altogether so nicely sweetie..xo

Deborah xoxoxoxoxo

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Oh I am so glad you painted the tables white! You will never tire of white, but the color you will. I painted several pieces of furniture in 'sorbet' which is a pale sea blue about five years ago and only two small pieces remain that color. We just tired of them. The large dresser is now black and looks so much better. I have learned that I never tire of WHITES, sand(natural,beige), black, and wood. I really like the material for the pillows. I think you might be drawn to the darker blues because they go so well with dark brown and white. I just purchased some toss pillows from Target online by Rachel Ashwell in British Rose...only $23.00 for two! I have six seat covers in the same pattern from way back when they used to carry it in the stores. I wanted to decorate our trailer the 'Pearl' in the British rose pattern but when I went to buy, it was gone! So I decorated in the Rosalie instead. Love, love, love your transformation!!! ox

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

white is just right! it gives you something to always have a cool accessory like the boat to show off, rather than being the show off itself.

Jessie said...

That is too funny Michelle! I was just thinking about summer centerpieces (I know, I need help), and I was thinking of either a blue and cream checked, or a blue ticking tablecloth or runner, with some sort of vintage white bowl full of lemons. So when I saw your blue ticking I had to laugh. Have a great day:)

At The Picket Fence said...

Everything is looking just absolutely gorgeous Michelle! Soft and serene and oh so "emerald cove"-ish. :-) I love those tall topiary type plants you have on the table too...where did you get those?
Vanessa

Red Gate Farm said...

I like the white too... although I've been searching for a new end table that I could paint a soft "dusty aquaish" color! The ticking stripe is fun and I'm looking forward to seeing the results for the pillows!

~Chris

Rachel Noelle said...

lol I LOVE how you decided to go with white!;) It turned out really nice~I cant wait to see more photos! Hugs, Rachel :)

French Farmhouse 425

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oooo... the dark floors with the light colors looks so rich! Love the lampshade! It reminds me of waves. The windows by the front door look like they lend a lot of light to reflect the white table. Great choice! I can't wait to see the entire room! Yay, Shells :)
xo,
Michelle

Tonya said...

Loving the white sofa table! Very bright & clean! Also loving it against that dark floor! Can't wait to get mine installed!! I really like the fabric you picked out as well! Can't wait to see your new pillows!

Cozy Little House said...

I was thinking the other day of a couch I bought at a garage sale for $60 twenty years ago. It was blue and white ticking, and I made pillows to match it. Loved that couch! I donated it to the victims of a tornado in Oklahoma. Love your blues! I'd have chosen the same shade, but love the white table.
Brenda

beachcomber sydney australia said...

i like the same shades of blue... the table looks good in white!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

LOVE the colors you have there Michelle~ and your table looks gorgeous in dreamy white!! :)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Looks so pretty, Michelle. I like the simplicity of the sailboat too. That's great texture in the lamp shade. Good find.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Perfect Michelle
White.. ticking.. and that gorgeous shade.. with your dark timber floors.. i'd be in heaven...

Mind you I love those blues too.. and like the odd bit of furniture painted blue.. [not that I have gotten around to it myself..]... you are so organized!!!

Have a lovely week... and thanks for your sweet comments!!! ciao xxxx Julie

A Vintage Vine said...

I am moving slow too!!! I hear you on that, however, you seem to be getting alot done! Love the white....great choice!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Michelle, you and I are like peas in a pod....white and simple gray are the way I am headed...and I love it. SO DOES RUBEN! I am using a light aqua in pillows or other small embellishment, but the furniture is gray or white or pine. EVERYTHING LOOKS SO WONDERFUL MY DEAR FRIEND! AND DO YOU BELIEVE WE GOT ABOUT 3 INCHES OF SNOW?????? Unbelievable! Have fun, HAVE SOOOO MUCH FUN!! Love, Anita

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hey girl, wie gehts? The white table looks really crisp. I like all shades of blue, they are my favorite color. I like the fabric, too. I just made about 10 pillows last week, very proud of myself. Now I just have to write the post lol. Cheers

Lisa said...

Loving everything as usual. You never fail to please. I know the pillows will look just right.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Everything is coming together so nicely! I learned a long time ago, when in doubt, paint it white. I think you made the right choice.

Brandi said...

I thought sea spray sounded familiar! It was a choice for your bedroom, wasn't it! LOL! I love the direction your going in your room. LOVE IT! Good luck with your pillows! Can't wait for the final reveal! Have a good night sweets!

Kelle Dame said...

I do the same thing!!! I'll unknowingly pick colors for other people that are the same colors in my own house! I try not to...it just happens.
Anyway, I think we have the same couch! I even made pillows out of the same ticking!!! What is going on?? We must be long lost sisters or something :)
P.S. I love those topiaries!! Did you buy or make?
Love how this is coming along!
Kelle
xx

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Love the white table. Looks clean and fresh! I'm going to paint up a dresser and I've been going back and forth on colors but I think white will be my choice. LOL Your living area is really coming together. You are like the energizer bunny!

Cindy said...

Wavy lampshade = terrific!

High Street Cottage said...

Wonderful Michelle, everything is coming together. Did you know I have two identical topiaries in my living room? Mine have some different pots, but look the same, great minds...;) Have a wonderful week, xoxo tami

A Rosy Note said...

Hey busy girl! I love your selections, your table looks great and so does the lampshade. It looks like everything is coming together nicely :)

~Tricia

Pamela said...

Too funny! You are so much like me!:)

blessedmom's simple home said...

I love that lamp shade. I'm going to have to visit Target's lamp section :-)
My mom just gave me an old ticking pillow she had. I slept on it as a child, as I always wanted a feather pillow. She saved it because my grandmother had made one for each of her grandchildren out of an old feather bed she'd had. She was an industrious lady and didn't want to waste anything. I think the fabric must be from the 40's. It's hard to believe it lasted this long :-)
Blessings,
Marcia
P.S. I'm asking everyone to pray for my nephew. He was seriously injured in Afghanistan yesterday. So if you think of it, can you pray for Jordan?
Thanks so much :-)

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh that's funny Michelle! That would be me, go to the store and buy paint, come home and use something I already had!
Love it in white! very fresh:)

A Cottage Muse said...

Love your blue favorites but I think the table looks great in white!!

You can sew too? Is there anything you can't do!!

Laura said...

Love that striped fabric! got a similar one for my garden-sofa pillows!!!
oh, your taste is soooooooo chic!
Laura@RicevereconStile

Anne said...

That lampshade texture is so cool for your ocean theme! and I love the choice of white for the table and that ticking. All good!!

Sue @ House Pretty said...

Love the color of the floor you installed. You chose well, girl! And, in my humble opinion anyway, you can never go wrong with white. The table looks really nice!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Looks great in white. You are like me and try all those samples! The new shade is pretty, I almost picked it up myself. But I needed two which they didn't have. Love the talk skinny topiarys too.

becky said...

It's looking good, Michelle...I've been painting right alongside you...I spent yesterday painting Sherwin Williams' Sterling Blue--it's a beachy, pale aqua that freshens a room...love how clean it makes me feel! Your white table is, no doubt, doing the same for you!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Sea Spray - Surf Spray - you've inspired me to get out from behind this laptop and go for a walk!

Desire Empire said...

Hi Michelle
It's all coming together beautifully. The floor boards look great. You are right about the texture of the lampshade. Stunning. I love your choices of blue too. I am mad about blue at the moment. Can't wait to see how you use the one you purchased. Have a great weekend.

Best Carolyn

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I love what you have so far and that lampshade is really cool.

Jenni said...

Hi Michelle!

I think things are coming along so well, not slow at all! I love what I see of your floors, and can see why you went with the white for your tables! The contrast is so pretty! And the lampshade is perfect, and I think that the blue ticking will make such beautiful pillows! I can't wait to see them! :)

I hope your weekend was wonderful!

Blessings,
Jenni

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

You home feels like a beach retreat. The table look awesome. Off the subject? how do you number your comments?
Amy
@SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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