Dining Table: From Dull to Dramatic

Hey all… I have a fun little mini makeover for you all.

Do you have a dining room table that is okay, but maybe you’re kind of tired of it?  You could try do something like this.

Here is the before:


I hope you understand that this dining nook is a work in progress… but basically, I painted the top black to match the legs. I used my opaque projector to project the damask image onto the table. I off centered it on the table.

I came up with this idea in a round about way…

When I first was putting together this blog a couple years ago I came across this photo in a template I was considering using:

I fell in love with this oversized damask feature wall.

In figuring out how in the world I was going to accomplish this… in my mind the only way to do this was a gigantic stencil.  It never even occurred to me to use a projector until I came across this lovely dresser in my research:


… done by one of my favorite blogs (now) www.twicelovely.blogspot.com .

So then I did my wall:

I was tired of my table, so I decided something like my wall and the dresser would ma-ma-ma-make me happy! 😉

And thus:

However, I can’t decide on what to paint my chairs… and that’s where I need your help!

I am either going to paint them:




*Or a multi-colored: Red, Yellow, Green, Teal. One chair each color.

I would love to paint them all teal, but I painted the island right next to it teal, so it would be overkill.

So help me out you can leave a comment  with your opinion, or take the survey at the link here:

Click here to take survey

Or, if you have a different idea, let me know!

Also, if you live in Arizona be sure to watch me on AZ Midday tomorrow at 1:00pm on NBC.  I will be doing a tutorial and announcing an awesome giveaway!

Thanks again and Happy Monday!

5 thoughts on “Dining Table: From Dull to Dramatic

  1. Meredith says:

    What do the chairs look like? Tables are hard. We are shopping for a new table ( new, used, consigned) and we are hsving a hard time. It needs to be big like 75″ plus leaves or 90″ or so. And casual. And I want a trestle base. And not the same color as my floor. But not too red….I know exactly what I want. It doesn’t exist. 🙁

  2. NataLee says:

    They are the Napoleon chair (sometimes referred to as a keyhole back).

    I am sure you know about Ballard Design’s trestle table… and I know that Classic Home and Aspen Home have beautiful trestle tables, but they’re manufacturers and don’t have store fronts, I don’t know where you get them here in AZ, I do in UT, but I bet you could call them and they would tell you where to get them! And of course, second hand will take patience, but you could score a deal that way!! Hope that helps a little.

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