Dinner at Deb’s

Dinner at Deb’s

Better After reader Debbie said, “We bought this kitchen table when we first got married almost ten years ago. It was a country green tile top table. At the time I had no previous experience decorating a home of my own and honestly, gave it little thought.”

Ha! Been there! When we were first married, I thought my lava lamp and PVC pipe shelving unit counted as “decor.”

Ok, so Debbie’s table was a downer. She was so over the hunter green tile and orange “foak” but at the same time, she knew she had to stretch her budget with her husband finishing up grad school.

So with nothing more than some clearance tile, fresh stain, and a spiffy black paint job, she nudged her table into the current decade. Great job Debbie!



  1. September 10, 2010 / 3:05 AM

    WOW! That table is awesome. Would love to know how she did that. Thanks for sharing!

  2. September 10, 2010 / 4:23 AM

    That is lovely! A beautiful transformation.

  3. September 10, 2010 / 5:56 AM

    I’m about to cry because THAT IS MY TABLE AND CHAIRS! I HATE that they are green! I want to paint the chairs, but I don’t know what to do about the tile top. it’s just so….green! and the wrong shade! Looks like I will be retiling the whole thing like this gal did. Too bad the grout is an awesome rubber stuff that I have never seen before. thanks so much for showing me what to do with this monster.

  4. September 10, 2010 / 11:55 AM

    Holy Cow!! Wow!!!!
    Never know it was the same table..

  5. September 10, 2010 / 12:08 PM

    I’m with Tyra; I’d love to know how she did it. It looks so good now.

  6. September 10, 2010 / 12:30 PM

    NICE!! The different size tiles are a great feature.

  7. September 10, 2010 / 8:50 PM

    Brilliant! I am so glad that you found a way to make it more contemporary. Hunter green is one of those colors that dates things. Nice to see it gone!

  8. September 10, 2010 / 9:37 PM

    I have this table too! anyone know how to do that tile job?

  9. September 11, 2010 / 2:26 AM

    Please tell us how you did that! Did you remove the old tiles? It loos great and I would love to do it to my tile top table.

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