{Fall Nesting Party} Table Makeover

As we woke up to the first autumnal mists this morning it seems appropriate to join Melissa at The Inspired Room‘s ‘Fall Nesting Party’ where you can share how you change your home for the new Autumn season.  My first post is the makeover of a sad little table I’ve had sitting in the corner of the dining room for the last 10 years. When we moved into our first house it was sitting out in our lean to it’d been left by the last owner as she didn’t want it. I was delighted with it, it’s a lovely shape but I’ve never been too sure what to do with it.

As you can see it needed some love, and I decided to take the plunge and paint it.   I did think about painting it white or cream, but I just felt it might look a bit out of place and too glaring, so I settled on Farrow & Ball ‘Lamp Room Grey’ which is the colour of the sky here in the autumn. As the table isn’t that big a tester pot for £3.00 covered it perfectly.

I did two coats of paint and as the paint dries pretty quickly the table was done in under and hour. Here’s the finished table – sorry not very autumnal but there’s not a lot in the shops here in the UK yet.

What do you think?  I’m really pleased with it and Paul likes it so much he’s letting me paint our bookcases in the same colour!  I just need to finish the kitchen first 🙂

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Thanks for asking. It had been sanded by whoever used to own it. So I cleaned it down with some sugarsoap and let it dry and then painted straight onto it.

      Liz x

    1. LOL! Check the local tip, ours has the most amazing stuff that you can buy for next to nothing. I’m heading there for chairs tomorrow 🙂

  1. Liz, Thanks so much for stopping by! I love that your table was left behind so you can have it for your own. You did a wonderful job choosing the color and it turned out beautifully!
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  2. That’s a pretty table and I love the new color! Gorgeous!!
    Thanks for the visit to my blog from the Fall Nesting Party. I’m loving all the inspiration, aren’t you?

    1. It was lovely to pop over :). The kitchen is still coming 80% of the cupboards painted and we’re removing the top cupboards soon – eek! God knows what’s under them! x

  3. Sooo great to find your blog, inspiring, well presented and local to me. I am french, mum of two girls, photographer. I lived in Paris for 34 years and 6 years ago, I moved to Soham !! yes, next door to you. Well done !

    1. Hi Catherine, lovely to meet you and thanks for stopping by it’s lovely to meet another local 🙂 I’ve just seen your site and it’s stunning, I love your work it’s just gorgeous! Hope to see you here again x

  4. Very nice, pretty……it’s so satisfying doing jobs like that and always easier to paint things when you haven’t actually bought it in the first place. You can take more chances that it doesn’t matter too much if it goes wrong. 😉