Tuesday, May 7, 2013

OUR KITCHEN TABLE HAS A NEW LOOK for "Friends Sharing Tea"


I am so excited that May is finally here even though it snowed all day on Tuesday May 1st and our temps are still only in the 50's now!   I can't wait to begin "Tea In The Garden" again hopefully in a few weeks when it warms up.  This will replace "Friends Sharing Tea" on Tuesdays until fall.
 








We had a little painting slowdown while I was gone to Virginia for a week but we are now done with our antique oak kitchen table and four chairs. 













 I knew I would like seeing this piece white because I have always loved this 45" square table. We bought it many years ago at an antique mall in Conroe, Texas.  This table offered no problems painting with it's center leg and 4 large curved legs.   Again, we used the Vintage White Cece Caldwell chalk paint.   I am glad to get this done because we have been eating on a card table in the den for weeks.  Even the basket in the center of the table was painted with chalk paint!









We have just a couple more projects to go in the downstairs before we move to the upstairs.  The big debate has been whether to go shabby chic with our dining room Duncan Phyfe style table and chairs (which will require painting 2 coats of Bulls Eye Shellac over the mahogany first) or trading out one of 3 large antique tables at my store to paint...................still not really sure.  Still thinking!




Join me today for "Friends Sharing Tea" if you have something you would like to share from your blog about tea!  Anything about your tea, collecting teapots, tea time, baking, etc  will be welcomed!  Just link below and please include a link to my post on yours as well.

36 comments:

janice15 said...

Your Kitchen table is gorgeous o my...I just love it. Happy Tuesday..with love Janice

ellen b. said...

These pieces look nice and fresh Bernideen. I like it!

Bernideen said...
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Bernideen said...

Janice:
That teapot is so beautiful!!!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the tea setting in the white table and the teapot is SWOON!!! Thank you for the lovely tea party. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. Hugs,
FABBY

Bernideen said...
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Bernideen said...

Thanks Ellen:
I was ready for a change - even though it is a little scary!

kitty said...

Your table looks wonderful, Bernideen! I love a square table and it looks so pretty all set for tea time. It's fun to see all your chalk paint project transformations. Thanks for hosting and have a blessed week.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I just love the kitchen makeover! It looks absolutely fabulous and sooo shabby chic!!! The teacups are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.
Take care,
Karen@karenscottageandcastle.blogspot.ca

Deb said...

Very pretty, Bernideen. I love white tables and chairs. They are so pretty and inviting. Deb

Tanya Rachelle said...

So very pretty! I love the place mats!!! Lovely roses and scallops! Gives me and my sewing machine some more ideas!
~Tanya

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh isn't that so pretty, Bernideen? I sure wish I could come over and visit you for tea - you have most certainly set a lovely table.

I am so excited you are happy with all your painting, doesn't it make everything just feel so fresh and new?

Big hugs.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I like the way your table and chairs turned out. The tea pot and tea cups are very pretty. Do you have any that aren't pretty! lol I am having a cup of Chai Spice tea now! Nancy

Szara Sowa said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. I like white schabby table and chairs and Your china.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous! It suits your tea sets well.

Cecilia said...

Bernideen:

Your table looks amazing shabby chic style.

Have a nice day !

Lavender Cottage said...

The table and chairs looks great Bernideen. I like the placemats you're using, they match the teapot.
Judith

Simples momentos. said...

Adoro tomar um chá, principalmente quando está frio.A decoração de sua mesa está muito delicada e bonita!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your white table and chairs, Bernideen, but then I knew I would. They look so fresh and the place mats are pretty too. Love your green teapot! Thank you for sharing all your transformations with us. I'm sure a few folks will be inspired to do some painting themselves.

Blessings,
Sandi

Angela McRae said...

I am just loving watching your home transformation! It is truly magical to me how a coat of white paint makes something look entirely different. Hope you'll be on some local home tour when all is said and done -- it would be a hit!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a pretty change! You must be loving it. I have never regretted painting anything. After painting some trim and beams white in our dining room and entry way, the house just breathes!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Bernideen, Your house continues to look lovelier every week. The cups are beautiful; I love the strong green in them. Thank you again for hosting. :)

Susan said...

Oh my, how pretty that looks. You really must be so proud how it all has turned out:-D XOXO

Bernideen said...

I am still enjoying my apron! Thanks!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your house is more stunning every time I open your blog! Your chairs are absolutely lovely.

Sherry Hahn said...

Your table looks beautiful Bernideen! Lovely tablescape too. Thank you for hosting.
Sherry

Debra @ Homespun said...

Very pretty! :)

Art and Sand said...

Your table is lovely. I had a similar table years ago, but it was just too large for our little cottage. Once we knocked out a wall, I was sort of sorry we had sold it.

Your lovely table settings make me think I need to start serving lunch in the garden wo I can join your party.

Bernideen said...

Isn't that the way it works sometimes. I have gotten rid of things too and later had regrets. I decoupaged a tea tray back in the 70's with antique sheet music and pictures of Bach and Beethoven. It fit perfectly on a vintage luggage rack to form a coffee table. I sold it at a yard sale. I always wonder "who owns it?"

I am just waiting on warm weather for "Tea In the Garden" to begin!

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your "White Cottage" looks so fresh and inviting. Lovely tea setting on the square table and I love the look through the door on the tea setting in the living room. Don't you dream in the nights from painting white? But the results are dreamably. I am also waiting for tea in the garden, here and on your blog. Hope the summer will be long. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow! Bernideen, this table is amazing! I love the lines and the details - it is fun each week to see what else you have transformed! Love the soft colors of the tablesetting - quite perfect for spring - I appreciate you hosting and sharing,
have a blessed day,
Kathy

Donna Heber said...

Bernideen,

Your table looks amazing and I love your teapots!

Beth said...

Bernideen, Your table and chairs look fantastic. I love white furniture and white woodwork. Years ago I undertook the task of painting all of the woodwork in our home. It was quite a project! I've never been sorry I did it, though. Happy Tea Day!
xo Beth

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your table and chairs are very pretty in white, and a nice spot to share tea with friends. I am looking forward to Tea in the Garden and hope to join you this year. Linda

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, I love it! All of the details popped beautifully. Hubby and I are heading to Heber in the morning to pick up a table I saw at a thrift store for $35. Going to paint it white for the downstairs farmhouse kitchen. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Hugs,
Jann

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love your painted furniture. So fresh and new.