Saturday, March 20, 2010

Extreme Table Makeover

Last week at this time, I was entertaining guests & my major flub was the fact that the preschool set had to stand around a small IKEA table and a coffee table to eat their dinners because I did have enough chairs to seat them all. Because I am awesome.

The next day, Husband, Ethan and I trekked to our local IKEA & purchased a 2nd set of chairs for our kid table. And because Ethan's existing table had been used more for random "what color crayon is this?" experimentation than really any other activity, I headed to Lowe's and picked up a couple sample-sized cans of paint to cover over the scribbles. Aside from the no-seating-issue, asking friends' kids to eat off of a table that looks like a place where Crayolas go to die is kind of, erm, uncool. And I want to be a good entertainer, you know? Or at least better than "we are NEVER going back there again."

Today, in the sun and the gorgeous warm weather, Ethan and I cracked open the paint cans, gave them a stir and set to work. He is surprisingly handy with a paintbrush. If we had been painting our backyard.

The before, which I clearly almost forgot to document. And this blue? I want to paint a room this color, move into it, and never leave.

Ethan attempting to open the can of yellow paint for the chairs. Fortunately after snapping this photo, Husband took the can away from him and opened it for him, lest we end up with a yellow painted Ethan.

Clearly this picture and the next show that one need not actually look at what one is painting while one is painting it...

Okay, now he means business....




And the final result....


Okay, preschool-aged guests. Bring it.



7 comments:

FleaMockIt said...

Oh yeah, We'll be testing that shiz out...

VERY CUTE and Oh so crafty of you!! :)

gringa said...

Wow.. classy..

Becca said...

That is adorable!! I love the two colors together! How creative! And great pictures.

lonek8 said...

I love this! I have got to do some major overhauling on our playroom, but I am always to chicken to try painting things myself - partially because I never now what colors would be good (love the ones you picked!) and partly because my mom does that kind of stuff for a living and I'm afraid she'll get mad I painted something without her.

but that's a whole other bag of neuroses.

love the table - maybe someday my kids can sit around it!

Amy said...

SUPER cute!

Sarah said...

So cute!!

I LOVE Ethan's hair! It looks so awesome! We had to cut Harry's b/c it was so damn scraggly, but I wish we could have stuck it out because E is too cool for words-- LOVE it!! (although I don't know if H's hair would have EVER looked that good)

gringa said...

When Ethan is older and can't squat anymore you will be able to prove to him that he could!

Adorable.