Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Round Aqua Table

Shortly after we moved to the Seattle area, a co-worker of my husband’s offered to give us “a table” they were no longer using.  All I knew was that it was FREE, and that definitely caught my interest!  It gave me the courage to drive into Seattle BY MYSELF, and that was a pretty big deal for me!

Red Hen Home Round Aqua Table 2

I have to admit…I wasn’t all that thrilled with it at first sight.  In part that was because in my head, I was expecting a dining table…and it wasn’t that!  Second, it was super big and chunky, and it had some funky white knobs that I didn’t think looked too great against the wood (photo taken after I removed the knobs).

Red Hen Home Round Aqua Table Before

It took me MONTHS to tackle this project—but when I did, I finally fell in love with this little table!

I used some aqua paint leftover from painting my oldest daughter’s room (75% Belize by SW).  Suddenly the table because fun and funky, and the white china knobs (from Japan!) were a perfect fit!

Red Hen Home Round Aqua Table 3

Oh, how I love how paint can transform a piece!  This table has two adjustable side shelves, and then those knobs are on large cupboard doors for hidden storage.

Red Hen Home Round Aqua Table 4

I think round tables are so fun—they are so nice to put in a corner and break up a room of “square,” or this could be such a fun nightstand!

Red Hen Home Round Aqua Table 1



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Rachel said...

I wouldn't have had any idea what to do with that table!! You did fantastic as usual. I too love round tables to break up a square world. :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

such a fun little table, perfect for that color! :)

DebraKay Neiman said...

Simply beautiful ... and one of a kind!

SImple and Serene Living said...

What a cute fun table. :)

Loribeth Clark said...

The new color made a huge difference. But I'm really curious about what the old knobs looked like!

So what are you going to do with it now?

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

It looks pretty sad in the before picture, but now it really is darn cute! Pretty and unique!

My Repurposed Life said...

nothing you do surprises me Korrie! You are so talented... the table looks fabulous!


Hetty said...

This table redo was worth the trip Korrie. Love the color, very cute side table!

wisp said...

I love this so much! The roundness, the color, the everything! =D

Cindy DIY beautify said...

This is so funky and cute!! I agree that paint can transform something so remarkably, it's unrecognizable... which is often a good thing ;)
Cindy @ diybeautify