Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm late; I'm late for a very important date

How about a before and after of a kitchen table for the spray paint party over at Joys of Home. I primed the table with Kilz spray primer and then used a red satin finish spray paint. I think the color was "colonial red" by American Accents, but I am not sure. It is definitely not a fire engine red.

This before picture is *not* my table. My table just looked like this one before, except that mine is round. Should I have just left this picture out? : )

My table was this color before-it even had these same chairs:

The after--of my actual table:

We do have more than two chairs, they have just been dragged away to fufill other needs for the day.

And last, here is the medallion that I showed last week. There were several chips in the plaster that ruined the original finish.

Here is the after:

I wasn't happy that my spray paint was a glossy finish. I will probably redo it if I ever get the same color or similar in satin. This was paint that I bought several years ago for another project that needed a gloss finish and I was trying to use what I had.

Well, this spray paint party thing has been fun. I love seeing what others have done.



Tricia Anne said...

I love your red table!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Joy said...

Better late than never.
I love your red table! They say the color red makes you hungry. So that's probably the very best color to pick for a table.
I used that same red on some chairs for my outdoor table. It's a great color.
I'm so glad you came to the party.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Glad you joined the partayyyy! I love your table red..I have used that color as well. Very pretty medallion. cherry

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Wish I had a place for the red table. It is great! Jackie

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

That table looks fantastic! Did you have to sand it first? You all are tempting me...I really want to paint my table but I'm nervous!!

~ Sarah

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your table looks great!

Marie said...

Love the red! I'm considering painting the table I just bought red. But I can't decide!! :o)

Cameo said...

That red is so fun. I really want to paint my table, but I am scared. I just need to suck it up and do it.

sherri said...

I have that same table AND chairs. I was thinkin' about getting rid of the set, but maybe I should just paint them?! Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

LOVE the red table and the medallion. I have that same spraypaint and have used it on many things. I was so glad when they came out with a decent red that wasn't so bright. Great job!

Sarah Kate said...

The medallion looks great. Where are you going to put it?

Darlene said...

I love your red table! It turned out great and I like that medallion too.

Christina said...

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for visiting. My red table has been fun. We have enjoyed it.

For those of you who are not sure--
: )Just do it. I am so spontaneous. I figure if I don't like it can be repainted again. I do know that it's not such an easy decision for others though.

Thanks for stopping by. This party was so much fun.

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

LOVE the red table! Sure wish I had discovered spray paint before buying a new dining room set. Like the medallion too!


Nikki said...

Your table is adorable, love the red!

Kimba said...

That's a beautiful table. It definitely looks like Colonial Red. I used it on something over the weekend and love the color. Not too dark, not too bright.

Blissful Nikki said...

The Table is lovely! I am obsessed with red, but dont have much of it in my house since my realitor sais it has to be "neutral" lol But look out new house, because it will have LOTS of red......maybe even a table! :)

a day in the life of bella said...

I love the red table and I love the medallion and the color of it, too, very Fall-like :)