Friday, January 25, 2013

Coloring on Your Table


"Coloring on the table is what happens when Dan leaves me at home alone with my sister, Beth, for 3 weeks while he’s in Israel!  Our favorite coffee shop in town has similar designs on their little tables so we copied."


That's what my friend, Nikki, wrote to me when I asked about the designs on her table. She had sent me a photo of her family to go in the post where I interview her.



"Geovani [an Ecuadorian friend] helped Beth and me with this project – I figured the more accomplices I had the less trouble I’d get in!"




"The designs on our table are permanent. We colored them with crayons (ones that were really waxy that the kids didn’t like to use) and then had a layer of varnish put over it. The tabletop really needed to be redone and we figured that coloring it wouldn’t make it any worse! And it’s been that way for the last four years."


How fun is that? An old table made unique by your own family! I've seen designs on tables at coffee shops and often thought they didn't look too difficult--just creative. 

If you are eating around an old table in need of a new look (or perhaps an outdoor table or bench) gather your family, some crayons, and some photos of ideas and re-do your table. It will create a memory, be a conversation piece, and be one more way your family connected around your table.


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20 comments:

  1. What a fun looking table! I'm visiting from Friendship Friday. I hope you will stop by for a visit and see my new friend. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Donna! I love the way Nikki did her table, too!

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  2. LOVE the idea! Too cool that you gathered your "accomplices" to minimize your culpability. :-)

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    1. Nikki is so creative, Lori, and looks like she had fun, too.

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  3. Following you from Friendship Friday. Great table and congrats on your book!

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  4. This came out great, and don't you know accomplices GET you into trouble, hehehe. :)

    Thanks for sharing, I'm your latest follower, visiting today from Freedom Fridays.

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    1. Thanks, Rosey! I guess it depends on what kind of accomplices we have! haha!

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  5. Well how freakin' cool are you? What a great idea! Found you through #MTMMixer. :)

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  6. really cool and fun project! Thanks for linking up with the MTMmixer this week!

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  7. What a great idea! And I love that it just ties all of you together and around the table. Makes me wish I had one that we could do it to!

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    1. Might be worth a second hand find for an outside or kids table!

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  8. Fun idea. Sometimes we're afraid to take little decorating "risks" but we shouldn't be. Bless you.

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  9. What a cute idea. I know my boys did that...but not on purpose! What a sweet family!

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    1. Haha! I don't recall tables being colored on, but walls, yes! They are a wonderful family!

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  10. Very unique idea. I have a table that needs refinishing...
    :)

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  11. I MUST do this, our kitchen has a cafe theme. Too cute!

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  12. Very cool! My dining room table needs refinishing...I wonder if my husband would go for this. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I could have used this idea before I bought a new table.

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