Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Suzy's House Party Thursday #6 - Link Up!

I have been so impressed with my guest posters and their dream homes.  It's so fun to dream!

As you know, I've been on vacation and busy, busy, busy with back-to-school and my real job.  I did have time to get a tiny, but cute little project done.  This might be my last piece of furniture for a week or so because work is crazy!

I started off with a little ugly brown telephone-table thing.  Bad blogger forgot to take before pics.  Anyways, I started off priming the whole thing and painting it white.  Then I taped a chevron pattern on top.

Once the chevron pattern was on, I rolled some "oops" pink paint over the top.  I was so excited to peel the table off to see the pattern that I could hardly wait for the paint to dry.  Ugh, I pulled the tape off and my lines weren't as crisp as I would have liked.  No problem...I just did some sanding and touched it up.  Does anyone have any tips on how to get nice, crisp lines using tape?

Here's the final reveal.  I think this would be cute as a little bedside table or as a table to put beside a rocker in a baby girl's nursery. 

You can't get away without seeing some back-to-school pics.  K started 4th grade (gulp!), C is in first grade, and baby M is in preschool two half-days per week.

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Let's party:
•Link up your home decor project. Pretty much anything to do with you house is fine.

•Please provide a link back to my blog. A text link is fine, or feel free to grab my "Saved by Suzy" party button from the sidebar. The more people that know about the party and participate the better for all of us.

•Be sure to share the love and leave comments for others.

•That's it...NOW START LINKING!!

Linking up to some of these great sites:
Today's Creative Blog, Sugar Bee Crafts, Not Just a Housewife, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Bella Before and After, Primitive and Proper, Home Stories of A to Z, Savvy Southern Style, DIY by Design, Tip Junkie, Type A Decorating,, The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, Primp,
A Diamond in the Stuff, Restore Interiors, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Somewhat Simple, Beyond the Picket Fence, Fireflies and Jellybeans,My Simple Home Life,
Addicted 2 Decorating, Just a Girl, Remodelaholic, Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, Tatertots and Jello, Under the Table and Dreaming, Thrifty Decor Chick, Coastal Charm, Junker Newbie


Art Is Beauty said...

thanks for having the party, from your newest follwer.

Brandi said...

your table turned out great. i love the chevron pattern.

KLM said...

What a cute little table. I was going to do something like this with an old wooden 'tv tray' thing we had in the shed but when I finally put my ideas to good use I realized my husband had already chucked it. Boooo!

Happy Wednesday and thanks for having the link party :)

Holly Gruszka said...

You are a busy lady!! And I LOVE the table - it's so cute and would be perfect in a young girl's room or nursery. My suggestion (although I'm not expert as I've only done stripes once) is to brush the paint on (using the bare minimum amount of paint to cover the tape edges - almost a dry brush) and then you can roll the rest but I think brushing over the edges of the tape should create crisper lines. If that doesn't work then you didn't get that tip from me ;)

Chrissy said...
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Chrissy said...

now following and linked up! This is my first link party, which is why the name of my post is my actual name. Duh.

Anyway, great table! Such a cute idea bc there are so many old tables like this. Love.


Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

I love the table transformation! Great job! And thanks for hosting the link up party. I added the party button to my sidebar! :)

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Love the pink chevron table cute! Thanks for hosting another party, I linked up my skirted table tutorial.

Decor & Harmony said...

Thanks for hosting Suzy! You are one busy bee!

Anonymous said...

That table is just darling! Ugh, wish I had some advice on the tape/line thing. The painters who did our foyer used Frogger tape??!!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh, they are so darling!!! I can't even handle my *one* little one going to preschool...I suppose I will get used to it by elementary school? I'm pretty sure my mom was over the moon when we would go back to school (I'm the oldest of 6!)...maybe I will get to that place! (c: I love the cute little make over, pink and chevron is always a winner, right?(c:

Katie said...

Thanks for hosting Suzy!! Your table turned out great! And your little ones are so cute!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity in your blog and I'm admiring all your creative posts. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Kayla said...

I'm still loving Chevrons!

Tip advice for your lines... make sure you press your tape down really, really, really well. Then, I noticed you said you couldn't wait for the paint to dry. Don't wait. You want to paint it on and carefully remove the tape while the paint is still wet...this leaves less of a chance for bleed through since it's not sitting on top! Good luck with your future projects!

Flour Blossoms said...

Stopped over from Miss Mustard Seed. LOVE the zig zag top and what a great oops color!

Getting CRISP tape lines is SO easy and I rarely see anyone talk about it, but once you lay your tape paint over the edges with your background color... that will bleed through but not be visible. (you do have to let it dry thats the hardest part) Then when you paint your accent color over the top the edges are already sealed. Peel your tape off as soon as you finish your last top coat and you have perfect lines and no touch up.

I just painted my first stripes in my laundry room and it worked like a charm!

Cassie Bustamante said...

how did i miss this one before??/ it is sooooo cute!!! i love the colors and of course the pattern. and the kids of course are adorable! :)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

That is just the sweetest little table!! Great job with the design on top!