Sunday, May 8, 2011

Your Tea Table Is Done, Mademoiselle

I finally had a day to start and actually finish a couple of my larger projects.  The first one was the little table and chairs I picked up ~ free ~ curbside from an old childhood friend of my daughter’s.  It seemed fitting as my daughter sat at this table playing tea with her friend.  Here is a picture of it right after I picked it up to refresh your memory.


A sunny but breezy day had me outside with these pieces, as well as a few others.  I tried the Kilz primer spray paint on this and the jury is still out on whether or not I like it.  Here it is primed and already looking cottagey!


After a couple of coats of Heirloom White spray paint, a brush on from the quart size, a coat of wipe on poly and this project was done!  Bonus ~ I didn’t make the lawn look like a football field either!


I put it in one of our spare bedrooms and I couldn’t resist setting it up for tea to show it off!



I set up the little shelf piece I transformed from this post, but only put out a couple of the teapots.


I had a left over piece of fabric from my runners that fit this table perfectly!  So I added a ruffle to each end and added it to the table.



I added a few Alice in Wonderland themed things I won from Cindy at Whimsical Musings to the upper shelving.


I still want to make cushions for the chairs out of the Alice in Wonderland fabric I purchased a few months ago, but that will wait until after all my furniture projects are done.  All in all, I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out!


Don’t forget to enter my Cottage Charm Giveway here!  I’m offering a full sized triple ruffled runner!

Linking up with

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

All Things Inspired at All Things Heart and Home

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Time Travel Thursdays at Brambleberry Cottage



Michele Smith said...

Really cute table! You did a great job :)
Happy Mother's day!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, Kathy, this is just absolutely beautiful! I can see so many years of fun tea parties!!! Oh, what FUN!!!! The shelf turned out wonderful!!!


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

This is so sweet...beautiful makeover! And the runner is adorable!

Rhonda said...

You are hitting home runs left and right!
This turned out so adorable. Love the little bitty runner!
Hope you had a happy Mother's Day.

Unknown said...

very cute. love the idea.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Kathy! This little set is darling! You did a great job on it too. I love it painted white. You've set it up so sweetly and the little shelf is cute too. You've really been a busy gal!
Happy Mother's Day,
Shelia ;)

Gina said...

Awww! That makes me wish I had a little girl! What an amazing transformation with just some paint. It never ceases to amaze me. Great job! <3

Karena said...

Kathy this darling set turned out great. Love you table set for tea!


Art by Karena

Gillian Layne said...

Darling! So sweet--thanks for sharing with us. :)

Gail said...

O' Kathy, what an awesome transformation. So sweet that it's all set-up for tea. I know you and your granddaughter will spend many hours sharing tea for two in the upcoming years to come.

Have a wonderful day,

Red Door Home said...

Enjoy all your upcoming tea parties! Your gradndaughter and you are going to have so many memeories to make and share.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy!
This little table and chairs are absolutely the prettiest and cutest ever!!! Your little one is going to love having many tea parties with all her friends.

Love it!


Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Kathy,

The table is adorable! I love all the special touches you added to it. I also love the history behind it. What a fabulous job you did on the table set and tea set shelves!

You and E are going to have so much fun and create so many special memories at that little table!


Stitchfork said...

Stellar! You made it look so fresh and new!!
xo Cathy

Chris said...

Oh......I love your ruffled tablerunners. The white one would look gorgeous on my table :-)

xinex said...

Good job in painting, Kathy. It looks so pretty and new now. I hope you will sign up for my giveaway...Christine

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is all just darling!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable! You two are going to have so much fun with the table and tea parties!


Karie said...

Oh how adorable. Love the setting and everything involved. Thank for sharing. Karie

Sonny G said...

its amazingly adorable.. I love it~!


abeachcottage said...

Love the white transformation. You did a fantastic job. Well done! said...

I love your tea table,it's adorable.I went to your Etsy shop and you have beautiful things,I love the Black @White clip it boards,I have an obsession with B@W items.Please enter me in your giveaway,I would love to win.I do not have a blog yet,my email is you for the beauty I found on your site.Victoria

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How sweet! I can see my four grandgirls sitting here and having a fun tea party.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The table and chairs are fabulous, love the redo. Your tablescape is wonderful. How creative and it looks like such a fun place to play. I love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

The Tuscan Home said...

Oh my goodness, what an amazing re-do! I think it looks absolutely precious! Good job, Kathy! Your re-do's are always AMAZING!

Kristens Creations said...

Too cute! Love how you set the table...I can just picture those Alice and Wonderland cushions, they will look adorable!

I'm glad you think I can work with those green I have been dreadig painting thoses walls and ceiling, so I'm hoping to just keep them. I think the records on the wall behind the bed will look "cool". I will look for some bedding soon...the search begins. lol...Have a great day! Kristen

Jane B. said...

Pretty tablescape Kathy...Oh the tea parties you'll have there!!! Beautiful job.


La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh, this is just far too cute! Just adorable. And the Alice in Wonderland accents will be just the perfect touch. Have a super day.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Now this is just adorable! Great job! Love your decorating skills, too! Can I come have a teaparty at your house?!?!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sheila said...

Hi Kathy,
thanks for the info on the flower as well as the tip :) i just told my husband. Love your blog..I hope you are having a great week so far,


Jessica said...

love it! I used KILZ spray primer and found it to feel like sandpaper. Did it to it to you? I do love the oil kilz that needs brushed on.

Unknown said...

What a cute set! WOW the power of paint. I love freebies.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The white looks much better and what a cute setting. Thanks for joining WUW.

Diane said...

Tea parties are SO much fun! You did an amazing job of giving the table and chairs a new life. And the fact that your daughter used to use it makes it that much more special!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Love this table! Super sweet tea table!


Fancy Frugal Life

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Adorable...great find and sweet transformation!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh that's too cute! Brings back sweet memories of my Hannah as a toddler:)
Hope you had a happy Mom's day Kathy!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Man I'd love to be small enough to sit at that lovely little table and have a tea party! Thanks for sharing!

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

This is so cute! It makes me wish I was more of a girly girl when I was little!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

What a gorgeous project Kathy! It is so lovely and perfect! Your little granddaughter is going to love to have tea parties with Grandma at this table and what memories you will make together! Angie xo

Lizabeth said...

Wow, how cute! I love the rabbit to (I have one myself I made many years ago) What an adorable setting wih the tea sets and the shelf unit! Too cute!

Candy said...

How precious. Some little girl sure is a lucky lady. Ive just found your blog and lovin catching up on older posts. So, Im your newest follower. COME VISIT ME AS WELL. 8-)

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