Thursday, June 30, 2011

Craigslist Table: Finally Painted

I have finally finished my Craigslist table!  I debated over painting it a bold, bright color, but in the end I went with my trusty standby, Krylon Dover White.  I love the bright pop of white - my living room really needed it I think.
Here's a before photo, I just love all the detail in the table.
Another before shot:
Before painting, I used this primer by Valspar.
And here's what it looks like right now in my living room:
I still haven't added any accessories.  I sort of got sick of everything in my living room and took it all out and am slowly bringing things back in.  The bare look is actually sort of refreshing.  I was so sick of all my pillows that I sold them at a garage sale we had in May.  I have fabric to make news ones...I just need to find some time and get sewing.  I am going to attempt to add zippers to the pillows.  Anyone have any good tips or know of helpful tutorials?
In other news, today is my Dad's 60th Birthday - Happy birthday Dad!
I couldn't resist adding a few photos...

{ Dad's First Holy Communion, 1958 }
{ High School Graduation, 1969 }
{ Dad & I in front of Mighty Mac, 1979 }
{ Linking this post to Finding Fabulous & Just a Girl & Funky Junk Interiors }


Meg {henninglove} said...

Hi Alissa,
I love love love what you did with your craigslist table, defintiely did a great job on it. Taking spray paint to a piece of furniture or even picture frames is a quick and easy way to spruce up one's living space. Look forward to more projects you post here!

Karen said...

The table looks great!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Classic and chic! It looks great with your lamp:)
stop by for a blog visit, have you tried chalk paint yet?

yasmeen said...

Classic and clean design... that is a GREAT Craigslist find!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Happy birthday to your sweet Daddy! LOVE the pics.

natasha {schue love} said...

Love the finished table...looks new and fresh! And such cute photos of your dad! Happy Bday to him!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a great job! The table looks classic and chic! Happy B'day to your sweet daddy..such cute pics of him!:)
Now, am your newest follower...hope to see you on my blog:)


Ashley said...

I love the table. I actually liked it before you painted it, but it looks bold now. The detail work stands out nicely. What a lovely room!

Brandi said...

love the new table color, Alissa. your living room looks great. happy birthday to your dad. you look a lot like him, i bet you hear that all the time.

Vicki V @ said...

Is that the Mackinac Bridge? I'm from Michigan originally. Are you? Your table looks awesome.

panamamama said...

Beautiful! I wish I had more decorating skills.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is good to be back at last catching up with your blogging activities and your sister, just come from there:) I love your new look table, very seventies to me, which shows I am nearly as old as your Dad. Happy Birthday to him Alissa :)

Holli said...

Did you sand at all or just prime and paint? I would love to paint a cabinet of mine but really don't want to have to sand it.....

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Love your table. Looks so fresh and clean and who would've thought the color white could "pop" so well!! Love the picture of you and your dad. :)

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Looks fantastic! As for zippers, sewing an invisible zipper is easy. I just found some tutorials on You Tube, I found video format most helpful! Easy peasy though. What is hard is piping AND an invisible zipper, that takes patience!

Rustique Gal said...

Alissa, your table is stunning in white! I love it in that spot with the white lamp. I really want to pare down my stuff too. I think I will try your idea of taking it all out and bringing in only what I love. Happy Birthday to Dad!

Amanda Nguyen said...

WOW.....what a difference a paint job can do!! fantastic it!!
and happy birthday to your dad!

SILVIA said...

beautiful style honey!!!great blog

Rene said...

White was the perfect color to make that space "pop". The contrast is very nice.

Shelley said...

What a gorgeous table with all of its fab details! And, I love your style :D I'm going through a white phase where I want to paint everything white.

I can't remember the specific video I saw, but doing a search in You Tube brought some up that helped me.

Shelley said...

I forgot to tell you that I'm also your newest follower and am loving your blog!

Anonymous said...

Table looks great, but "Dad and I" is just painful.

Donna Gelineau said...

That is a great table!

Jenny said...

I love that you took an antique table and gave it a totally modern, sleek look. It's beautiful!

Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors. Thanks for sharing!!

The Lavender Magnolia

Carm Hernandez said...

Great job, you have definitely inspired me to do more. Where are the chairs from?

j. w. said...

I randomly stumbled across your blog. I lOVE this table you found on craigslit! It gives me hope that I can find a treasure amongst the junk ;-)

This is my blog:

Tom said...

Your living room looks great with the table. The table looks so beautiful after painted. Also it has beautiful style that make me amazed.

EmKay said...

Love your table.

In re your new pillows: The first side of ther pillow you should sew is the one with the zipper in it. Then open the zipper and sew the 3 other sides leaving the zipper side open. Check here


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