Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Drop Leaf Table

Happy Leap Day!!! An extra 24 hours in your year!!! Did you treat it like any other day or do something special? I hate to admit that to me it was just other day. My husband did something special...he got the flu...poor guy. But to look on the bright side...he didn't waste a whole day being sick :-) Love you honey!!!

Here is my latest project. I have been wanting to do a treatment like this on a drop leaf table for a long time.

It is inspired by vintage dish cloths. Why No. 12? I really just picked it out but my daughter saw more significance to the number...she is 12 :-) Then I got to husband is the 12th child in his family. Maybe there was more to it than I realized.

I never know how much I will distress a piece until it begins. I don't think I've ever distressed one quite this much. Did I go too far? That has been my fear, however, the more I live with it the more I like it. Lots of texture...yummy! It looks like it's been around for a long, long time.

With old tables like this, I find myself wondering about it's history. Who has previously owned the table? What were the happy times that took place around it? How many fabulous meals were eaten here? Oh, if this table could talk!

I continue to keep my word of the year "GROW" in the back of my head. And with that in mind I have some new, fun and exciting things happening in the near future. I will expound on those more in future posts...stay tuned!

Have a great week and thanks for reading!!! I love comments so leave one if you have the time.


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Twice Nice said...

I ADORE that table! Love the old towel look, and I think the distressing is just right. I'm always such a chicken with distressing, but I always love pieces that are "well aged". Can't wait to hear about your new "grow" adventures. Doing the same here...

Candy said...

What a neat REDO. I have a drop leaf just like this one sitting in my den. I've been trying to sell it, but now maybe I should paint it instead. You've inspired me. THANKS. Hey, Im your newest follower. Please come visit me and follow back.

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

The table is gorgeous! I haven't seen stripes like that anywhere before. Just lovely.

Rachel VanHook said...

LOVE!!!!! So cute....I may have to try something similar on some metal...hmmm now my wheels are spinning!!!

Stacey said...

Colleen - that is just beautiful! Love what you did and how you did it - I am inspired and may have to try this myself! I think see a feature in your future - come back Tuesday to see!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Chris said...

Colleen - I love this table. I have chosen you for the Liebster Blog Award. Check out my page for the details :)

xo-Chris {aka Freckle Face Girl}

Britt said...

I love your table!! The stripes and distressing are perfect!! Awesome job! Your newest follower!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a beautiful job you've done on this table! I love the design. I'm your newest follower Megan

Britta said...

Looks great! Over here from Freckle Face Girl. New follower!

Britta @

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love how your table turned out and i love the colors and the design, great job!

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Anonymous said...

I just love what you have done with this table!!! I do not think you over distressed, I think it is just perfect! I have one of these in my barn and when I do it my hope is it will look very similar to yours!
Great Job!! <3

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