Jul 5, 2010

red spray paint...

I love reading Laura's blog, White Spray Paint...I thought of her today as I was out back with my familiar can of red spray paint.  I had such a wonderfully productive day.   The weather here is still in the low 80's and just heavenly...I know that I should have stayed inside and put things away from yesterday's BBQ but...it was just too nice a day.

I decided to tackle cleaning out my sunroom and I couldn't resist showing you my work in progress...
I wish I was brave (or secure) enough to show you the before but I'm not...so lets just skip right to the after. Ha! Ha!


I found this little side table at Goodwill last week.  I know it's Early Americana looking but it was only $14.00 and I had a vision...


I love the flip top lid for easy storage...


I thought that it would be perfect to store toys in but when I snuck brought it home, I realize it just wasn't practical for it's intended purpose. 
Hmm...what's a girl to do?



Spray paint it my favorite Walmart red, of course and see what happens.  (Excuse the sunspots, it really is an even paint job.)


I love it tucked in here next to my wicker chair...



After cleaning up, I so enjoyed my glass of wine and a few moments of quiet reading.  The chair and cushions will be painted and recovered eventually and I haven't accessorized but for now...it's just perfect.

I hope you find yourself a quiet place of retreat this week.

Blessings,
Patty

I'm linked up to A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday...
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday...
Ruby Tuesday...

29 comments:

Laura said...

Patty- it looks wonderful.
Thank you for mentioning my blog. That absolutely made my day.
Now I have an end table like yours on my list of things to find!

Laura
White Spray Paint

TheNormanFive said...

That table looks great.
Erin

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my Patty, what a fabulous job you did! It goes well with your chair with those pillows!

Becca said...

The table looks great Patty! Looks like it was meant to be there with your chair in that room. Perfect. :-)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Patty,
I love that table. Of course, if you ever want to part with it, you KNOW it would go perfectly at my Cape house with it's Early American style :)

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love it ! And I also love you didnt leave it laying round for months like I have to the desk I brought home in March ...that is still sitting ouside begging for attention. I can see you're an Action Gal!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful, Patty! I love your pop of red! Wishing you a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your new table and the red color is just perfect. What a great piece to have by a chair. Perfect to store your favorite magazines in for easy access. Love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Suzanne said...

I'm visiting from Coastal Charm -- Love your table redo. The color is fabulous and I love the idea of all that hidden storage!

Sewn With Grace said...

I love the table painted red. You did a great job! What an unusual table, I love the lines of it and the way it opens. So very fun! Have a blessed day!

Manang Kim said...

I like the hues of red it's not too bright just right to compliment with the colors around. Happy Tuesday!

Wild blackberries

Regina said...

Beautiful creations. I like it.
Happy RT and a great week.
R e g i n a

eileeninmd said...

The table looks great and looks nice next to the wicker. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW you are such a brave lady! I don't think I would have had the heart to cover over this wood table with paint but it is GORGEOUS and PERFECT for your setting! Thanks for the inspiration!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it! What a dream piece! I am so afraid of color, cudo's to you!

Carol

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your little red table. It turned out great! Looks good beside your wicker. Love & blessings from NC!

JunieRose2005 said...

This is really pretty and the color is perfect. What a fun project!! You inspire me! :)


Junie

Diane said...

What a perfect red table..you are so inspoiring, now I want to run into the Goodwill this afternoon!!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

OH! I LOVE it!! I have that exact table & I have been looking at it, wondering what to do??
That's it! Red. Yours is lovely next to the wicker... Great Job!
(I got mine at GW for $1.00.. there is a GW warehouse near me where GW goes to die..& everything is really, really cheap :)

EG Wow said...

It looks great where you placed it!

mangocheeks said...

The table looks fantasstic. Certainly brighten the place up.

Joanne said...

omgosh i love it. My mom and dad used to have a table like that but it ended up at my brothers house. You did a fantastic job on redoing that.

LDH said...

Wow! I would have never thought to paint it red, but it looks terrific! Perfect in the place you put it beside the wicker chair. I love it!

Mary said...

My Mom has that table, it is a reproduction of a colonial dough box. Folks used to put their bread dough in them to rise. My Mom has always kept her yarn and needlework in hers. Really cute painted red!

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

I love the box table painted red. You have lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing them and thank you for following my new blog. I am following you too.
Seeking Him,
Bren

Manuela@TPOH said...

First off, it looks like a totally different piece and second I LOVE it! I love red, everything look better red IMOP! So cute!

Manuela

Lynnae said...

I love that. I think it would be perfect to tuck away your knitting or crochet project. I may have to find one like that...but it looks like a one of a kind.

Anonymous said...

Great find and I love the red!

VintageBettys said...

Absolutely beautiful!