Like Licorice

Like Licorice

Janet’s kitchen table was covered in battle scars: scratches, cup rings, burn marks and petrified cheerios.  But even after decades of servitude, it still had a lot of life left!  All it needed was a serious sanding and a fresh coat of paint.  I shudder to imagine how non-fun painting those intricate chairs must have been.  Kudos to you Janet! See more on her blog I Heart My Glue Gun.



And Heather from Shabby2Chic had a two problems to contend with: an ugly kitchen table AND totally non-matching chairs.  Would you  ever suppose that the two could coexist in the same room, let alone as a matching set?  Nay. But she worked her magic, and I’d say she pulled it off! It reminds me a little of Alice and Wonderland, which reminds me of Johnny Depp, which reminds me that it’s time for me to gaze out the window and sigh dreamily.



  1. June 18, 2011 / 12:43 AM

    Wow, she really did make it work! Like those chairs

  2. June 18, 2011 / 1:41 AM

    That last table is literally identical to the one we just sold and got rid of. My plan was to sand it and paint it black, but just before I took my sandpaper to it, I had a change of heart and felt positive I would not be able to pull off this job! So we sold it, saved up a bit more, and just yesterday bought a nice black set. Yay!

    I never would be bold enough to paint a kitchen table red, but I sure like looking at it in someone else’s house!

  3. June 18, 2011 / 2:07 AM

    We bought our dining room table and chairs sort of on a whim many years ago. The finish just never was quite right, although the pieces were replaced twice. I made such a big deal about the set back then, I can’t even imagine convincing the Big Guy that we should paint it and re-do the chairs. But I sure would love to banish the “almost, but not quite green” table, chairs and buffet!!!

    Maybe I could just “accidentally” spill paint, or better yet, paint REMOVER on them. Now there is something to consider….

  4. June 18, 2011 / 2:23 AM

    That last table is gorgeous! And I LOOVE the chairs too! Oh and by the way, the “Shabby2Chic” blog link you posted actually takes you to “I heart my glue gun” again. hehe, just thought you’d want to know 🙂

  5. June 18, 2011 / 6:14 AM

    Thanks for letting me know Jessica! I’m a spaz sometimes. Or all the time.

  6. June 18, 2011 / 10:17 AM

    Love the lamp + chair + food mats!!! They make the table look marvelous .. or the table make them look incredible…???

  7. June 18, 2011 / 3:07 PM

    Both look amazing!

  8. June 18, 2011 / 3:57 PM

    That red table in my daughters words is on point!!

  9. June 18, 2011 / 7:03 PM

    i love this!

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