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Monday, January 30, 2012


I did it!  I finally finished my project for the challenge, just in time!  I have to be honest with you...when I first took the challenge of re-doing my kitchen table I really didn't think it would be all that impossible...I just needed a kick in the pants to get it done.  Boy was I wrong!  It wasn't impossible, but there were moments right up until  the very end that I thought it was going to be an ultimate FAIL!!

I knew I wanted something unique for this table that would be the center piece for the dining room, but I wasn't quite sure which direction I wanted to go in.  That was until I spied me some bold Tangerine!

I have to admit as excited as I was, I was also frightened that I might be making a HUGE mistake!  I started with the chairs in a more subtle, but very distressed look...


This was also my first attempt at making my own chalk paint {to learn more about this process click here}. 

I decided that I wanted to do the table with tangerine legs and a white top.  Well, this is where I almost gave up :(  I finished the table after so much hard work and brought it inside.  WOW was it blinding!  It just did not look right!!  My sweet husband walked in and very politely said, "Ummm so do you like it?" while secretly praying I would say "No" ha ha!  Lucky for him I did :)

Sorry I have no photos ~ I was way too eager to get that thing out of the house! 

I was back at the drawing board and really didn't want to start this project all over again.  In my head I knew that the table would work if I painting the white part of the chairs the same blue as my hutch, but I just did not have the energy to re-paint all of those chairs!  So I decided to re-paint the top of the table blue and guess what?  It was the perfect solution!! Get ready for picture overload...





I only wanted to very lightly distress the table so it had a much cleaner feel - for this reason I chose not use the Chalk Paint Recipe I just used regular old primer and paint for the table and I am very happy with that decision.

So what do you think?



How about you all?  Are you taking the challenge?  If so let me know so I can take a peak at your projects :)

I will be linking up to the following parties...

http://www.thriftydecorchick.com; http://www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/ ; http://abowlfulloflemons.blogspot.com/ http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/ ; http://goodbyecityhellosuburbs.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.lilluna.com/ ; http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/ ; http://sewmuchado.blogspot.com/ ; http://733blog.blogspot.com/ ; http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/; http://www.somewhatsimple.com/ ; http://thriftydecorating-nikkiw.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.houseofhepworths.com/ ; http://rhinestonebeagle.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com/ ; http://alliemakes.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.thrifty101.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.fingerprintsonthefridge.com/
; http://whipperberry.com/ ; http://www.missmustardseed.com/ ; http://www.mysimplehomelife.com/ ; http://www.atthepicketfence.com/ ; http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/ ; http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/ ; http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/; http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/ ; http://niftythriftythings.blogspot.com/ ; http://morrowsunshine.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.bystephanielynn.com/ ; http://www.iheartnaptime.net/ ; http://www.flamingotoes.com/ ; http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/
; http://sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.laughloveandcraft.com/ ; http://www.thestuffofsuccess.com/ ; http://www.remodelaholic.com/ ; http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/; http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ ; http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com; http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com ; http://kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.happyhourprojects.com/ ; http://www.homemakerinheels.com/ ; http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/; http://littlebighouseontheprairie1.blogspot.com/; http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/; http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com; http://todayscreativeblog.net/;http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/; http://www.thegunnysack.com; http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com; http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/; http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com; http://space46.blogspot.com; http://www.itsoverflowing.com/; http://5minutesjustforme.blogspot.com/ ; http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com ; http://www.herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com; http://www.tipjunkie.com; http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/; http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com; http://findingmywayintexas.blogspot.com/; http://www.tipjunkie.com; http://howtonestforless.com

34 comments:

Leslie said...

Okay...this is great. I love the colors! Great job.

I had a little project that I tackled too!!
http://grahamandlesliehale.blogspot.com/2012/01/revamp-old-canvas-painting.html

Bronwyn said...

Wow! What a great colour! And so unexpected! That really adds some juice to your dining room. Awesome!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Really neat, I love what you did with it! I'm also your newest follower!

♥Rondell

MuseBootsi said...

Blue and orange table?! I'm in! Gorgeous!

heidi said...

Your table and chairs are yummy! Blue and orange has always been one of my favorite color combos.
I recently revamped a dresser with homemade chalk paint in red and blue.
http://themindfulnest.blogspot.com/2012/01/mid-century-modern-meets-homemade-chalk.html?m=0

Eclectically Vintage said...

I love bold color and that choice is fab (and the color of the year)!! So excited you joined our challenge - see you at the link party tomorrow!
Kelly

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

I seriously love that table! That orange is awesome!

Cindy said...

Your table and chairs look wonderful! Good for you for taking the chance with tangerine, it looks marvelous! I have also taken the challenge, with an old armoire revealed today!
Hugs, Cindy

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Love the color on the legs! Good choice!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Oh, I love it. The tangerine is the perfect pop of color, and with just the light distressing it is perfect!! Such a great upgrade.

Thank you so much for joining the challenge!
Karah

Full Circle Creations said...

Great color!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Congrats on completing your project. And your tangerine color is the Pantone color of 2012 - you're right in style. Nice job. I'm visiting from Primp and would love you to stop by Cottage and Creek and enter my first ever Choose Joy Giveaway. Thanks and have a lovely week.
Lynn
Email: Lynn@nsytes.com
www.cottageandcreek.com

Tisha @ Delectable Home said...

Yea on conquering your impossible! I love me some orange. I'd love it if you'd link this up at my Show & Tell party going on now @ the Delectable Home. While you're there, check out my impossible sectional slipcover.

Style Sisters said...

I am loving this transformation!! The orange is just so fun!! I love it!

Karin

thistlewoodfarm said...

You go girl! You ROCK! You have accomplished your "impossible" and you should be so proud of yourself! I love the table!

blessings,
karianne

Jessica Lauren said...

What bold color choices, but it turned out fantastic! Great job! I love the way it looks. I've had experience painting a kitchen table and know it's not an easy task!

Stopping by from Blue Cricket Design link party, and am a new follower. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to go through your blog and see what else you've created!
~*Jessica Lauren @ Copy-Cat-Crafter*~

Tales of a Trophy WIfe said...

Big improvement. I love the orange.I'd love for you to link this up to my party (You could win $20 of vintage jewelry just for linking up). http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/01/will-craft-forfree-jewelry.html

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

Ummm....I'm in serious love with your table!! The colors are spot on! I'm so jealous!!

{Adventuresindinner} said...

This is gorgeous! I just love the orange :0)

Thanks so much for taking the time to share at Pin'Inspiration Thursday. Hope to see you on Saturday to help "Beat the Winter Blues". Have an awesome day.

Sherry said...

I love the chair!!! I have one that I want to paint but I keep putting it off. I looked around your blog and I love your ideas! The wall frames with the jars! Adorable! I'm a new follower :)
Sherry's Bees Nest

Linda @ It All Started with Paint said...

Just love those orange legs so much that I was compelled to pin it!

Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge!

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

Honey at 2805 said...

Tangerine - the color of the year! Looks great!

Thank you for sharing your lovely project at Potpourri Friday!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice job. Love the bold color.

Fat Dormouse said...

I’m sorry I’ve not visited your Impossibility Challenge post before now – this working lark does get in the way of real life !!!
You have done a great job with that table. I would never have been brave enough to try something so "different" but it worked out great. Well done.
Congratulations on making your impossibility possible!

Tonia L said...

Wow! That is fantastic! I love the makeover!!

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Brooke,

I'll be featuring you tomorrow during STICKER TIME. I LOVE YOUR TABLE! SO FUN!

Inspire Me Heather said...

The orange is fabulous, such a cheery colour!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I would have never thought to use those colors, but they look so awesome! Thanks for sharing them at my party!

Ginger Zuck said...

My two favorite colors. Looks great. I'm a new follower. Stopped over from Honey's Potpourri Friday. Have a great Sunday.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

This looks amazing! I can totally see you starting a trend Brooke!

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

Oh my gosh, I love it!! It's so bold and it works so well! Great job!!

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

ohhhhh how I LOVEEEE the colors that you used!!!! :o) great great transformation!!!
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy
and thank you so so much for linking up!!!

Good Time Charlie said...

Such a fun transformation! Way better than the standard black. Thank you for sharing!

How to Nest for Less said...

Love this color combination!!

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