Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Whimsical Makeover - The Drop-Leaf Table Edition

A few months ago I purchased this table from a friend's garage sale. I have purchased several items from her that you have already seen. I also purchased the chairs at a similar time. I found 3 matching chairs but that is an odd number so I chose to pair 2 of them with this table. As you can see from the picture, they DO NOT MATCH.  I wasn't so worried about that. They were all in good shape and that is what counts.
I chose to do a new color called Old Violet and it was delightful. See for yourself.
 I trimmed the table and chairs in Old White and then painted everything in Old Violet. When I sanded them, the Old White peaked through. It is lovely. I covered the chairs with a creamy textured home fabric and it turned out beautifully. It truly is the prefect dusty violet! These are currently at Carter's Cottage.


  1. Very sweet! What a cute name for a paint too!

    Looks lovely in your home and goes great with your floors too :)

    BTW, I'm in Illinois too (Sauk Valley area of NW Illinois, near Dixon)

    Visiting from Restore Interiors Linky Party this week,
    ~Suzanne in IL

  2. ooh i love the dark moodiness of the color- very west elmish in my opinion. and that is a huge cmpliment!

  3. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out:

    See you soon, I hope!

  4. I love the way those turned out, So cute! Are those in the store?