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Dining Area and Chalk Paint Table

Dining Area and Chalk Paint Table

Before and After, Furniture, My Home
 I didn’t really have a plan in mind for this area, I knew the feel I was going for but I didn’t really know how to achieve exactly what I wanted.  Luckily things just kind of fell into place as we were working on the rest of the main level.  
My husband hung all the crown molding, as well as the molding on the back wall.  I really wanted a buffet table along the back wall but, with the moldings I don’t believe it needs one! 
I painted the walls Tequilla by Kwal, I love the color, it brings a brightness to the room but is still dark enough to make the moldings stand out!   
The rug is a painted drop cloth.  This was probably the only thought out part of the whole area.  I had seen several painted drop cloths and I wanted to attempt one for this space.  If you want to read more about my drop cloth I wrote a post complete with tutorial here

I was not planning on getting a new table, however, one day my husband called me from DI, our local thrift store, and told me he had found an awesome table and asked if I could take the truck over there and pick it up.  You can’t even imagine how happy I was when I saw this table…not to mention it was $40 and came with the leaf.   
I painted it with Annie Sloan’s Old White Chalk Paint, sanded some of the edges and finished it off with Annie Sloan’s soft wax.  I am so in LOVE with this table.  
( I have since refinished this table as the chalk paint didn’t hold up as well as I had hoped with children, you can see the full post here)

I have always loved set tables so I finally got my own.  HOORAY!!  We will see how long it lasts, since I have a 3 year old and a 9 month old ;).
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  1. Twinkies
    March 14, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Wow what an amazing transformation. Great job!

  2. Amanda
    March 14, 2012 at 3:44 am

    LOVE your kitchen table and you dressed it up so pretty! I am your newest follower. Stop by if you get the chance

  3. Debi
    March 14, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Beautiful!!!! I love it!!! Your dining area, and kitchen table are awesome!!! 😀 Hope you having a wonderful day dear Brooke!!

  4. Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops}
    March 14, 2012 at 5:36 am

    WOW! That is a beautiful table and setting. Great work. I'm also in LOVE with your amazing floors! What a great kitchen/layout!

  5. Natasha Mairs
    March 14, 2012 at 11:29 am

    would love it if you shared these on my link party, Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xxx

  6. Kim
    March 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful home. I'm a new follower. Pop over for a visit sometime.

  7. stefanie
    March 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    its alllllll beautiful!!!!

  8. Style Sisters
    March 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    absolutely gorgeous makeover!! i love it all! Please come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and show off your dining area, table and your very cool centerpice idea with the wood!!

  9. {northern cottage}
    March 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    this is staged sooooo beautifully. just found your darling blog & have become your newest linky follower – c'mon by our cottage any time!

  10. Beth
    March 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Brooke…Love your table. Beautiful job. I'm mentioning you on my blog and passing along the Leibster award. Please mention me as well! Thanks.

  11. Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)
    March 15, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Your room looks very pretty (and large!)and quite a change from the before. The table is gorgeous and what a great price too! Love the chunky legs and how you mixed the old white with black chairs. The tablescape is pretty and a great look for Spring.

  12. [email protected]
    March 15, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Amazing! What a makeover! My favorite is the farmhouse table… lucky you to have a "thrify" hubby! Wish I could get mine to shop Goodwill with me…. I'm also love'n the cute area rug. Great job!

  13. Kimbo Bimbo
    March 15, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Sooo pretty! I really like the rug too!

  14. D
    March 15, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Wow! That looks absolutely beautiful. Amazing, I'm visiting from A crafty soiree and now following.

  15. Stacey
    March 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

    That is an unbelievable transformation! You had a great space to work with – looks awesome! Please come by my linky party hapening now to link it up – I would love to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  16. Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings
    March 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    quit being so awesome! really looks great!

  17. Little Moos and My Creative Pink.
    March 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    It looks beautiful, I love your dining room table and how the whole space pulled together..

  18. Linda @ it all started with paint
    March 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I think I heard some angels singing when I saw the "after" reveal. So lovely! And what a find: a thrifter husband?!



  19. Alison @ Oopsey Daisy
    March 16, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Oh WOW! I am so totally inspired by this. We are getting ready to re-do our kitchen this summer, and I ADORE your table and chairs. What a steal at DI!! Incredible re-do! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  20. Alison @ Oopsey Daisy
    March 16, 2012 at 5:32 am

    PS I just pinned this to my "kitchen" board!

  21. Laura from Top This Top That
    March 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

    just beautiful! great job on you table!

  22. Teresa
    March 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Beautiful! So light and bright. I'll be following you!

  23. chateau chic
    March 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Brooke, the transformation in your home is amazing! When you know your style and what you love, things just seem to fall into place. Your tablescape is so pretty, and I can tell you make a lovely home for your family.
    I'm a new follower and would love for you to stop by and follow back on GFC.
    Mary Alice

  24. jamie @ [kreyv]
    March 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Looks awesome! Great job!

  25. Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest
    March 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    OH. MY. Gosh.

    You got that amazing tab le for only $40?!!???? Be still, my heart!

    Oh Brooke your kitchen is just so perfect it makes me squeal with delight for you!

    WELL DONE!!!!!

  26. AugustMagnolia
    March 16, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I am SO jealous of your table find…it turned out B-E-A-utiful. LOVE the tablescape too. Found you on the feathered nest. Glad I did! (following along)

  27. Jennifer Creviston
    March 17, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Brooke, Wow… amazing!

    I wanted to let you know I am giving you the Liebster award!

    Head over to my blog to read all about it 🙂

  28. Heaven's Walk
    March 17, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous, Brooke!!!! What an amazing transformation, girlie! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  29. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking
    March 17, 2012 at 5:26 am

    GOR-GEOUS! Thanks for linking up to the Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking. Your dining room will be featured in the Spotlight this weekend.

  30. Kristin
    March 17, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Everything about your table is gorgeous! I love the dropcloth rug too. Beautiful job!! New follower!! 🙂

  31. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living
    March 17, 2012 at 11:40 am


  32. Deidre
    March 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Such a Lovely home! Beautifully done you should be so very house proud:) Deidre~ Im following you so wont you stop over and follow me too:))

  33. Maria
    March 18, 2012 at 1:29 am

    What a beautiful space! Just lovely, so warm and inviting!

  34. Mimi
    March 18, 2012 at 2:57 am

    The space is so bright , crisp and pleasant. Great job!

  35. Susan @
    March 18, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Beautiful table! I've been looking for one to repaint white like that! You really found a great one!

  36. Lauren
    March 18, 2012 at 6:56 am

    It doesn't even look like the same area, you did a great job!! I'm just now about to try out my first ASCP, I'm so excited! Would love it if you would come share this at my link party!

  37. [email protected]
    March 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    This is gorgeous!! I'm so inspired. I love every thing about it!!!

  38. Maury Kilgo
    March 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Wow! It's beautiful. What a transformation. I love the detail on the dining room table. I'm a new follower and would love for you to follow me back!

  39. Kim
    March 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I LOVE this so much!!!! I have been wanting to paint my table exactly like that, but I am so scared to. Is there anyway you can give me step by step instructions??? Are you happy with a white table? Is that paint job holding up good???
    Just beautiful!!!
    [email protected]

  40. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    March 20, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Great transformation. Please add a link to my party in your post. I can't feature you without it. Thanks.

  41. [email protected]
    March 20, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Just beautiful! It is so bright and airy now! GREAT job!

  42. Chase the Star
    March 20, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Really beautiful! Love the contrast of the black and white! Great job!

    [email protected]

  43. Cindy
    March 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    That is gorgeous!!! Your kitchen and dining area are beautiful, you are doing a fabulous job!
    Hugs, Cindy

  44. Kirby Carespodi
    March 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I love this!

  45. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    March 21, 2012 at 3:39 am

    WOW what an awesome transformation! That table is gorgeous!! Just became your newest follower. Stop on by when you have a chance.

  46. Sherry
    March 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  47. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
    March 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    It's beautiful! Sharing at tonights party~ Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  48. freezinwinnipeg
    March 23, 2012 at 1:25 am

    So beautiful. What a change! Good for you 🙂

  49. Six Sisters
    March 23, 2012 at 3:23 am

    This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll come back next week! -The Sisters

  50. Revi
    March 23, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Love the look and feel of your room! Nice job on the moldings, too. I'm a new follower. 🙂

  51. Debbie {Visual Eye Candy}
    March 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

    It looks amazing! I love your tablescape as well just darling.

  52. MGal @
    April 20, 2012 at 5:07 am

    I saw your little girls room on the shabby cottage linky party and came over to take a peek. I just love your style, I just refinished a table myself. Stop by and check out my home tour when you get a chance. Cheers, MGal

  53. The Williams Family
    May 17, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Could you please tell me, did you also paint the chairs? If so what did you use? I have those exact chairs and was planning on painting the entire set white but I LOVE the look of black chairs and white table!!!
    Thank you

  54. Katie
    February 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Love the transformation! How has the table help up with the wax as a top coat? I just painted my dinging room table with Annie's chalk paint and I'm waiting to put the wax on for another day. The vendor I purchased the paint from is sending me a clear top coat. Should I bother with that or do you think it would be good for added protection?

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