Look at all Those Legs: Part Duex

I know I just posted about this table and called it done, but I couldn’t convince myself that I really liked it. It looked lazy, and unfinished and it didn’t take long for me to get on it and show it a little more appreciation. First, let’s start from the beginning.

Just the plain ol’ wood…


Then the gray with white stripes.

6 Leg Tabletop3
I guess I kind of liked it, but it lacked a bit of pizzazz. It fell flat in the room, more like a piece of furniture was thrown in place rather than it intentionally placed there. Be warned, what I’m about to show you is a little “out there.” I can tell you right here and now that not everyone will love the after, but for me it’s perfect…. until I change my mind again. At least, I don’t feel like I’m convincing myself I like it, but my tastes may change down the road, who knows.

I still wanted to do stripes, but a more interesting version. Out came the bright colors and painters tape. I started with what I already had and built on from there.

Started stripes

I think I’ve been subconsciously inspired by all the Target Missoni hoopla because I think the finished product channels it a little bit. I didn’t intend to hence the subconsciously inspired bit.


It’s a cornucopia of color now and helps tie in some of the other colors in the room that may have felt a bit disjointed. I feel like it fits my personality so well, my decorating personality that is.

Finished Table 2


Finished Table 1

Here you can see a tiny peek at the green ceiling. It’s all coming together!

It makes me so much happier than the previous table.

Linked up at:Mod Vintage LifeTodays Creative Blog


Filed under Before and Afters, Home Decor, House, Simple Ideas, What did she paint now?

28 responses to “Look at all Those Legs: Part Duex

  1. I LOVE it!!! I mean, I liked it before but this, this is fantastic!

  2. Tyrene Hickman

    Looks fresh and lively! Love it! I hate when you try to talk yourself into liking something, as you said you did before, I have done that and you just know you really aren’t crazy about it…so then it sits there till something new pops in your head and voila! Now you REALLY like it!

  3. Tyrene Hickman

    I forgot…LOVE the lamp by the way! :)

    • Gloria

      Thanks! The lamp is from Ross and the shade just has ribbon glued on. As for the table, luckily it didn’t take long for something new to pop in my head.

  4. Fabulous piece……you have inspired me:D

  5. Much better- I couldn’t quite wrap my head around the first draft. Love it now, nice work

    • Gloria

      For me, blogging about projects like this helps give me a different perspective. Once it is out there for the “world” to see, I can critique it in a way that I couldn’t before…

  6. Great room! I absolutely love those curtains!

  7. I love the changes! I like it better now than when it was more subtle. Nice work!

  8. I LOVE your guest room. I especially love the antique Victorian bed and the checked curtains. Beautifully done!!

  9. Awesome job – I found you at Homemakeronadime. Feel free to link to my weekly Success U – Wednesday Linkup Party at http://www.thestuffofsuccess.com

  10. So fun and unique–that’s what I love about your style! I’ve been there, too, trying to talk myself into liking something. I’m glad you found something that you like better. :)

    (ps-love the curtains in that room!)

  11. Ooooooooooooo, me like the stripes. I would never have the patience to do this!! Good work blog buddy!

    • Gloria

      You might be surprised! I only did like 3 or 4 stripes at a time since I had to wait on it to dry so every few hours or so I would add a couple extra stripes and I didn’t feel like a slave to it.

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  13. WOW!!! This is GORGEOUS!! Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-5.html

  14. Great job! I actually just bought two tables like this last night at auction to re-do!

  15. Such a great transformation and you were totaly right this look is way much better than when just with white stripes
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  16. Loving your blog…..this table in particular! Thanks for the visit from Remodelaholic!

  17. I love the stripes and the colors!

  18. I’d love for you to link up to my new linky party – Creative Genius @ http://www.thecreativepaige.com!

  19. I featured this today at Mod Mix Monday!

  20. Gorgeous, gorgeous ,love the stripes!

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