Friday, 26 March 2010

White white

When we moved to this small kibbutz home (81 square meters) 17 years ago, we got my mom's pine table. It's 1.80 meters long and seats 8, so it was perfect for a family of six. We had also pine chairs but we didn't like them and didn't have a budget in those days for something fancy, so we bought six blue pine chairs with wicker seats. One of the kids was always in a babychair, so it worked out if we had my mom over for dinner. When the smallest outgrew the babychair, I tried to get two more blue pine chairs, but couldn't find them and bought the same chair in natural, making it 8 chairs together. Over the years the kids made schoolprojects at that table, hubby glued broken things with superglue and spilled, candles dripped wax, toddlers used permanent markers in a stolen moment, angry kids pricked the table with forks and short the table suffered.

This is how it looked in 2009. With a table cloth it was not too bad.

Now with the kids grown, I thought the time had come for some renovations.
So I took the chairs in my backyard to clean and paint them, and sanded the table

And this is the result! I paid around 20 dollars for paint and bought 8 pillows at Ikea for 10 dollars each, so all together this make-over was around a 100 dollars. I also bought a new pewter/porcelain knob for the table drawer.

And here is the table set for shabbat

Linked up to:
Power of paint party
White Wednesday at to Faded Charm
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Show and share day at Just a girl
Show and tell at my Romantic Home
SNS no23 Home decor at Funky Junk Interiors

Funky Junk Interiors


WhiteWhispers2u said...

Looks Fabulous, lovely job! Thanks for sharing.Happy Friday.~Cheers Kim

Victoria said...

Oh wow, what a difference your makeover made! It looks fantastic!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful job you did; love it! Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.


Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a beautiful job! I always LOVE creamy white... thanks for sharing at the POPP.

Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

This looks great!! Love the new paint and the chairs!!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Wow, I'm lovin' the white!

Megan Gunyan said...

This looks wonderful. I love the contrast. Great job!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, this is a beautiful transformation! I'm terrible with paint. But I admire those who are skilled like you.

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Its beautiful! And what family stories it could tell!
I'm so pleased that you have received your card. Thanks for letting me know.

Brittany@Superwoman said...

Oh my gosh! That table is so pretty!