Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lettuce With a Touch of Ketchup

Last summer we built this table from an old door and stair balusters. It was designed to fill an awkward space between a window well and a set of stairs on our patio. It's tall so that it can function as a sofa table behind my wicker love seat. I originally painted the top red, (remember my ketchup and mustard theme?).In my effort to transform my patio into a more restful spot, I thought it was time to give the table a little paint makeover with a beautiful leafy green, reminiscent of a luscious head of lettuce. Then of course I distressed it with sandpaper and a paint scraper to unearth it's past. This little door has not only been red in it's former life, but has also dawned the colors white and baby blue.

Oh how I love a piece with age and character!

22 comments:

Michelle said...

LOVE the green! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is truly gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

It's beautiful... love the distressed green!!

Jenglamgirl said...

love it green! but I loved it red too! and what a cute cute oh so cute patio! so inviting, and just the way I like to decorate too!

MiriamR said...

I love green! This is a beautiful table. I found your blog yesterday and I think you and your husband are extremely talented. Well Done.

Gwen said...

I really like the green, so calming, and not Kermity;)

krystn said...

Not only am I a newer reader to your blog (you are amazing!), I am a complete decorating/thrift store novice. I have a few things that I am ready to make new, and would love to see your in-the-process work. For instance, do you roll out a tarp in the middle of the lawn and sand and paint there? Where do your masterpieces come together? Thanks!

sherri said...

Love the new table color! I am very interested in the distressing step of your projects. I've been trying to distress things lately, and not sure if I'm doing it right, if indeed there is a right way to do it! Do you just sand or scrape randomly? I'm curious how people do this!

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

i love it,,

the undomesticated wife said...

I really like it in green!

NicNacManiac said...

Love how the former colors add to the vintage charm. Gorgeous!!

Frippery said...

Love it. You have been tagged for a photo post but no obligation. Pam

bj said...

Ummm, love the green..perfect for outside.
I don't worry too much about outside furniture here in West Texas..it's always way too hot to be out on the patio in summer. A very times, even during the spring..we have dust and wind all spring.
You have such delightful ideas. Your blog is one of the first I read.

Elizabeth said...

That color reminds me of a green table my granny had in her kitchen. :)

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Joy;; I love how you put the table together very clever...

I love the color it looks really nice great job....

Hugs;
Alaura

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Looks awesome!

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters

Chanelle said...

Your house seems kind of like mine- nothing stays the same for very long, always changing up the colors. My husband keeps saying as long as HE stays, he doesn't care what else I change. I love your ever evolving ideas and beautiful colors.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I have been lvoing kelly green...bought several shirts about that same color. cherry

abeachcottage.com said...

yeah and you can't buy age and character can you? love it a gorgeous piece!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I never thought of using an old door for a table. Love your creative ideas!

Cheri Peoples said...

I love the distressing-you did a great job.

Come by for my GIVE-A-WAY this week by 10 pm Fri.
and then check out our newest addition.

Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Joy said...

KRYSTN & SHERRI,
I'll try to do a project next week that will require some "aging" so I can show you the whole process. But in the meantime, you can just click on the "Tutorial" label at the bottom of the main page and there should be some instructions there.

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