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December 6, 2010

Inspiration: Polka Dot Table

So, I found this table curbside a few months ago in my friend's neighborhood.  Thanks for not being embarrassed by my garbage-picking ways, Ashley!  It is solid wood and needs some TLC.  I've been planning a barewood/painted pattern like this table, but maybe with a pretty teal paint and a graphic floral pattern, but then I found the polka dot table (below) on Yvonne Eijkenduijn's blog.  I've been ogling her blog ("blogling" Hubby would say) since yesterday, when I was first introduced to her stunning kitchen. 

Polka dots would look so cute on my little reject table!  I would paint it black and freehand white polka dots, or maybe deep teal with bare wood polka dots.  But a curvy floral pattern would be cute too-something really 1960's.  Now, I'm torn.  Thoughts? 



  1. do the top with a reverse paint job. use leaves, like gingko, or a butterfly template and have the pattern be in wood and then what would be background as all white. I saw it done on a side cabinet on Apart Therp.

  2. Oooo, I love the idea of using leaves. That would look so pretty! Thanks for the idea.


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