Getting Knotty

Getting Knotty

Have I mentioned how I hate knotty wood?  And have a small knotty-wood phobia?  Yes, I have, many times.  There isn’t a real name for this phobia, as far as I know, but there is such a thing as Xylophobia: fear of wood and Ommatophobia: fear of eyes.  So I think I shall tell people I have Xylommatophobia, which will probably impress them and make me a big hit at parties.  Or not.

Amanda at Home is Where Her Shoes Are obliterated the knots that were eyeing me down in her coffee table with a dark stain and a contrasting base.  I can’t even see them anymore! 







 


 


And just for good measure, here is a table makeover from Lizette at Just So Lovely.  This one is not nearly as knotty.  It looks like pine to me, but pine is prone to knots, so what the heck do I know?  Just that I like it better with a deep dark stain and the charcoal chairs.


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13 Comments

  1. July 6, 2011 / 10:19 PM

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  2. July 6, 2011 / 10:20 PM

    i *love* the stain color on the kitchen table! I wonder what it is??

  3. July 7, 2011 / 12:20 AM

    I really enjoyed doing this makeover! I think it is my favorite piece in the house right now!!

  4. July 7, 2011 / 12:35 AM

    Pretty sure that 2nd table is exactly my kitchen table. I am lovin that dark stain and the grey chairs. OH the grey chairs! Love!

  5. July 7, 2011 / 12:35 AM

    Pretty sure that 2nd table is exactly my kitchen table. I am lovin that dark stain and the grey chairs. OH the grey chairs! Love!

  6. July 7, 2011 / 12:35 AM

    Pretty sure that 2nd table is exactly my kitchen table. I am lovin that dark stain and the grey chairs. OH the grey chairs! Love!

  7. July 7, 2011 / 11:59 AM

    That kitchen table is perfect!

  8. July 7, 2011 / 1:12 PM

    Funny how the details on the coffee table were nonexistant. I had to look at it twice thinking the legs were changed! And a nice facelift with the table and chairs! Love black, charcol, gray, etc! Very nice!

  9. July 7, 2011 / 11:51 PM

    I LOVE THE NEW KITCHEN TABLE!!!!

    L
    adventuresofoldandnew.blogspot.com

  10. July 8, 2011 / 2:30 AM

    Oh wow! Thanks for featuring my dining room table and chairs! You made my day.

  11. July 14, 2011 / 7:41 PM

    Better After. You ALWAYS help me out. Now I know what to do with the coffee table that’s been sitting in my corn crib (I think it’s still there, kind of hard to see through the cobwebs) for the last 3 years. THANK YOU!! That’s gorgeous.

  12. July 27, 2011 / 3:18 PM

    I had that EXACT table & chair set… icky pine and all. I love the update, and now I’m wishing I still had that table!

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