For years I have been painting ugly, worn out or un-matching furniture. But this is the best one so far. It was also the most daring. So as the story goes, shortly after my hubby and I got married we had to furnish our newly renovated home. In the search I found a Super Cute kitchen table. That was a few years ago, and since then the table has been through many meals, a lot of home work, 3 kids and numerous craft projects. Needless to say it was time for a face lift.
I searched for another table that would seat more people. (My family has grown by one member every year for the past 4 years, that includes children and animals) But nothing really tickled my fancy and I still really loved the table I already had. SO……….. One morning I decided that the table would look amazing if it was Cherry Red! And I think I was right!
For those readers who have never seen my living room, I have to tell you that the wall opposite this table is Egg Plant Purple. I love the two colors together.
The table now sits with the leaf in it and is big enough for our family.
First I sanded some of the damaged area on the table top, than after a few coats of primer. ( I used Krylon Ruddy Brown Spray Primer) I sprayed two coats of Krylon Cherry Red Spray paint.
Each piece was glazed with a brown glaze. I really have to thank my neighbour Maxine for comming over at just the right moment and telling me that it was looking sooooo good. I have to admit, there were a few moments that I wonderd ‘what on earth I was thinking?’
The table top was finished with a spray varathaine, and the other pieces got a top coat of Krylon Clear Coat. Other then the one peice that my 2 year old bit and scrached (I can’t blame her, Cherry looks delish!) the whole thing is very durable. I love it. What do you think?
…..now to find two head chairs……
a speacial thank you to my
helper and photographer Dayla
Here are some pictures of this beautiful table through the seasons.
It is incredible how red goes with every seasonal decor!
The leaves were perchased at Walmart.
4 thoughts on “With a Cherry on Top. A Table Top!”
I absolutely love your cherry red table! I once rescued an old display cabinet and Krylon-ed it bright green for Jodie's bedroom! I loved it. I later Krylon-ed it blue and now it's in the tack room with one or two coats of dust on it!
What size headboard do you need?
Hey Donna, I love how this red color turned out on your table! I put it in my linky list on my blog post I know my readers will love it!