Sunday, November 30, 2008

Red Table


Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm still so stuffed and oh so tired of turkey. I had to put the last of it in the freezer and I'll make turkey soup in a few weeks when the thought of it won't be quite so distasteful. I didn't go anywhere but the thrift store on Black Friday. Nothing ever seems like such a good deal to make me want to mess with the crowds at the mall or the marts!


I did paint this little round table last week. I moved it from my downstairs family room upstairs and I moved the table that was originally there downstairs. I've had this table for about 12 years and got it from the thrift store. Here's the before



I also added a bit of black pom pom fringe to this little black lamp and I like it so much better! I really love pom pom fringe - it always makes me smile when I see it!




I put all my fall decorations away and I'm starting to pull out some Christmas things. I've decided not to do too much this year. Usually I redo my china cabinet and put away a shelf of dishes and bring out all the old decorations but I just am not in the mood this year.



I made that plate by using some rub on transfers from Hobby Lobby - so easy!



I've been itching to paint a piece of furniture red ever since last year when I decided NOT to paint my dining room chairs red - and now I have!


37 comments:

salmagundi said...

I like the way the red table turned out - it really brightens that corner! Have a great day. Sally

glorv1 said...

Hi Manuela, everything you do turns out just great. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Rhonda in OK said...

your plate and jar full of glass balls are so nice!
I don't plan on doing as much Christmas decorating this year either, I am thinking a few really pretty and simple things will suit me best anyway.

looking forward to seeing more of your decorating......

Nancy said...

Really enjoy your blog. What is the
paint name you used on the table?

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Love the red table...it reminds me of something that Kim from Daisy Cottage would have.

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Beautiful!! I have been itching to find a chair to paint red and put a new red toile seat on. I have to head to some thrift stores this week. I love what you did. It's so fun to do these frugal and easy little projects that really inspire the home. Nice job, Manuela!

Melissa Wertz said...

I love the table redo! Looks great and so does the lamp and the plate.

I do not like the Black Friday Crowds either. Did go to Micheals for a photo prop, but they just sold the last one as I got there...

bec4 said...

It looks good. I really need a little round table, I will have to keep my eyes open or make one soon. I also love the apothecary jar.

Heather said...

great table! that red makes it look amazing!

Sue said...

Hi Manuela....I do love a good piece of red furniture...It just perks up a room...You did a great job, with the lamp shade too! Have a good week...

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Manuela, I love the red table, so cute! And the lamp looks great. I think I am going with a simpler, cleaner Christmas look this year. SO many things have changed around here, I am having a hard time getting in the mood for all the fluffing and frills.

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Hi Manuela,
what a cute little table. Red is perfect for it and I like the vignette you put on top of it. We just recently got our first Hobby Lobby here and I will have to try the rub on transfers on a plate, that looks just too cute.
Have a wonderful evening,
Tam

Lady Katherine said...

Love the table! You were brave with the red,it looks great, the lamp too. The apothecary jar of ornaments, just lovely. I bought a few apothecary jars and they are just sitting in the cabinet. I need to do this! I also love to use old blue-green mason jars and put a small string of colored lights in it and plug it in the kitchen.

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like you've been busy. I made a casserole tonight with the last of the turkey. It feels good to have it used up. Your table turned out great. Mimi

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

I love your table painted red.....and the plate is so pretty. Hmmmmmmmm

Jen r. said...

So cute! I love that plate. I like the table and the lamp!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Manuela,
I just found your blog. I love your red and black. I have the same colors in my home. You a have a very lovely home. I'll be back to visit.

Have a good day,
Elizabeth

AJ said...

Love the shape of that table and that you painted it red! I'm not doing a lot of decorating this year either. I'm just not in the mood and it just seems so overwhelming. I'm going to keep it simple:)

Nancy said...

Love the way the table came out! I love the jar of ornaments too. nancy

Royaltouch said...

Awww, you have been doing some fun things. Love the table in red!
But then I love red, different shades and tints but give me RED!!
Now have to see what else you have been doing. Linda

Adrienne said...

Manuela, your red table is gorgeous! What a nice change for your table and it sure adds a nice touch of red. I'm hoping to simplify my decorations a bit this year but as my sweetheart is bringing boxes down from the attic as I write this I'm remembering how I love every single thing! If I remember that I have to put it all away it will help my resolve.
~Adrienne~

Angie said...

Love the red table and everything you have on it!

Gracie said...

Love the little red table, very Christmas-style. And the plate too. I tried to make one myself, some time ago, but it didn't turn out so well, I have to say!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What a great table!
I don't blame you for not doing the cabinet again. It looks so pretty now.

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your red table. I really like how red can make a room come alive. I've decided not to do much decorating this year too. We'll see if I change my mind.

Mrs. Rabe said...

Love the red table, and I like the black pom pom fringe on that lamp - it does look good that way.

I don't do black Friday either!

mrsjones6 said...

Manuela, What a Fabulous red table! I LOVE it! I've seen a red piece in different spaces and always loved the pop it adds to a room.
The plate that you made is too cute.
I'm glad that you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family. I'm rather tired of turkey as well, but just hate th waste any of it.
Have a great week,
Jen

ivoryspring said...

What a lovely job! And the plate you made is lovely too!

Rosemary said...

I love the table Manuela!!
Your home is so pretty and cozy!!
I am sick of turkey too!!
Have a nice night!
Rosemary

Debbie said...

I like the transformation of your table. The black pom pom added to the lamp just gives it a fun kick. I like it.
Debbie

glorv1 said...

Hi Manuela, thx for stopping by my blog. I'm hoping you can say a prayer for Renee of circlingmyhead.blogspot.com. She is under doctor's care and needs prayer. She has a form of breast cancer. Thank you.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh my I love that toile in the first picture..... I am with you.... I don't think I'll do a LOt of christmas decorating...... just a few trees....
HUgs
Linda

Janet said...

Love the red table Manuela. It just "pops".

I am with you on not overdoing the Christmas decorations this year; time for a simpler holiday.

Janet

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I think you've been over to my place enough to know how much i LOVE red. Which means I adore your "new" little table. And the pom-poms are a darling, cheerful touch. : )

Storybook Woods said...

Just perfect !!!!! What red did you use ???? Clarice

Marilyn said...

Manuela, I love the red table. I've been wanting to paint something, too. I have two pieces I need to paint, my TV stand in the FR and the shelves in my bathroom. I just haven't done it, but of course you inspire that creativity in all of us! Thank you for the motivation and inspiration!
Marilyn in NM

Mother Hen said...

I love your red table. I painted a vanity table red about 28 years ago. I still love it.