Coastal-Inspired Kid’s Table

Coastal Inspired Kid's Table

Well hello! Do you follow me on Facebook? {You really should.} I share all kinds of little fun things on there that don’t make it here, like this little kid’s table I found at a local online yard sale FB page a little while back.

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I had been searching and searching for something sturdy to replace a cheaply made table I had purchased for my son a couple of years ago, and this looked perfect! It was $50, which is more than I wanted to spend but it was solid. It had also lasted through the original owner’s four kids, so I figured it could handle Brennan.

Since this table will be staying in our living room, I wanted to give it a makeover that would fit in the space, but that still reflected a fun kid’s table. Here’s the result:

Coastal Inspired Kids Table

I know my favorite way to describe many of my makeovers is “Fun”, but come on, this really is FUN! I used a mix of a few Annie Sloan Colors to get this pretty aqua blue…

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I love the result!

Coastal Inspired Kids Table

To get the starfish detail, I found an image of a pencil starfish online and made it the size I wanted, and printed it out. Then I cut it out very carefully and traced it onto a piece of blank vinyl. I cut that out just as carefully to create a stencil:

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Then I stenciled away! I used to call myself stencil-impaired, but I think I’m getting the hang of this!

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Cute, right? Who doesn’t like starfish? I just love them on this table.

Coastal-Inspired Kid's Table

To give the chairs a mind of their own, but still keep them in the family, I chose stripes. Frog tape is my favorite for this sort of thing! (And they aren’t paying me to say that!)

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Be sure to remove the tape while the paint is still wet. I removed mine right after the second coat.

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Here is the table top before. I already knew I was going to paint it, but this made it easier!

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Coastal-Inspired Kid's Table

I painted this set in Old white first, so that a little of the white would show through when I sanded.

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I waxed it with clear wax and have been guarding it like crazy so it can cure before Brennan gets a hold of it and tries to stack every toy he owns on top of it!

I really tried to get a cute picture of him sitting at his table…looking natural. Nope. This is his “just act natural” pose…

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Love my little blurry man. 🙂

He's saying, "Did you heaw dat momma? Dats a camewa!"  He was referring to the beep my camera kept making.

 

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I was stumped for a while as to what I wanted to do since my options were wide open, but in the end I stuck to what I love. I really enjoyed redoing this set. I hope you enjoyed this FUN makeover too!

XO,

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Comments

  1. Janet Johnson says:

    This could not be any cuter!! The stencil and the stripes give it so much personality!!

  2. Carolyn Price says:

    Great job as always, Christy. The key to a great stencil job is a very, very dry brush! Your stencils on this table look terrific!

  3. Love it Christy, the color, the starfish, the stripes. Your son must be pleased. Thanks for the tip on making your own stencil too!

  4. That is darling Christy! I love the little starfish!

  5. Christy, this is adorable. I love it!

  6. Love this! the color is fantastic!

  7. Oh what a super sweet transformation Christy – I love it!!

  8. This turned out so great Christy!!! 🙂 I just love it…and your blurry man is adorable!! xo
    Nancy

  9. So adorable…I want one for myself!

  10. Christy, I love this so much…the color and the stripes and starfish! It’s just perfect, thanks for sharing w/ us at Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

  11. Love your table Christy! I’d like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow Linky Party at http://www.houseontheway.com/twirl-take-bow-party-103/. We’d love to have you join the party!
    Have a great weekend!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

  12. Christy, this isj just adorable! Can I shrink myself and sit down at this table? 😉 Love it!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it at Best of the Weekend and of course, pinning! Will be sharing over the weekend. Speaking of which, have a great one. Hugs!

  13. I love this! It is super adorable and such a cute idea for a kid!

  14. I love this Christy! So cute!

  15. How creative and cute is this ¡¡, such a pity that my boys are a little big for such a cuteness..Kisses

  16. Love this little table and chairs. You do such an amazing transformation every time…your imagination is always spot on.

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