If you’ve been following along on Instagram in stories you may have shopped along with me at the thrift store where I found this.
A table and chairs.
I actually was just looking for the table.
And some super cute chairs showed up with it.
It was a fun shopping trip. I shop at the Habitat Store in McKinney, TX and it never disappoints. There were actually four round table contenders and I showed them all to you and had you figure out which one was coming home with me.
This is the one that made the cut.
The base was about to come off and the top was knicked and dented, but it had one amazing feature that I couldn’t resist.
It was on clearance.
But this table?
It’s not even the most amazing thing about this post.
Wait you Henry Higgins, just you wait.
WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT I FOUND.
Here’s the table after we brought it home.
And here’s a close-up of the top.
We reattached the base and sanded it down and applied primer and two coats of paint and a waterproof sealant and let it dry and brought it in and put it in the bay window in the front blue and white living room.
It looks like this.
I LOVE IT.
In all the years I’ve grown up in this house—this is the cutest thing to ever go into the bay window.
Except maybe the Christmas tree.
Here’s a close-up of the table legs that we fixed.
The entire table was painted with SW Extra White in a satin finish.
The key to a table makeover like this is to sand the table, use wood filler to repair any knicks or dents in the tabletop and USE PRIMER. I cannot stress this step enough. Not using a primer is like putting on blush without using any foundation.
It just doesn’t work.
I pulled up the two blue and white striped chairs.
Fluffed the navy and white pillows.
And covered the top of it with blue and white and flowers.
If you are all about blue and white like me? You can shop the room here and here are some of my favorite blue and white finds.
But the table isn’t even the most amazing part of this post.
These flowers are.
I just discovered a new flower that didn’t even exist before.
These look JUST like peonies.
But they aren’t.
They are tulips.
They are so cute.
I found them at Trader Joe’s and they are miniature peony look-alikes. I put them in these blue and white planters and filled the table with them.
The peony tulips in the back are opened and the ones in the front haven’t opened yet.
I have the best tip to get peonies (or peony tulips) to open here.
And by the way?
While we are on the topic of peonies.
How do you say the word PEONY?
Here’s how I say peony here.
It was an exciting weekend.
There was sunshine.
There was a furniture makeover.
And a brand new flower showed up.
Let’s go spring.
It’s going to be a good one. 🙂
PS If you are looking for blue and white planters? This set I used on the table is SUPER affordable.
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