Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Swedish grey painted table

The painting bug has really gotten me! Nothing seems to be safe around here...

I have had this maple table for a few years now. It was my parents table when they

got married. That would put the table at least fifty years old!

I painted it the same colour as my island a Swedish grey colour.

At first I was going to paint the table white but changed my mind.

I am really liking the greys now.

Naturally I forgot to take a before photo. I found this photo from a few years

back of the table. You don't see all of it but it shows the colour of the wood before.

After my parents had it for many years it got passed on to my brother and his family.
That's where it took a real beating. My brother has three kids and they love hockey

(hope they are not reading this post!) and I swear they played it on this table!!

All the years my parents had it not a scratch could be found but as soon as it

went to my older brother well it got a lot of loving' put into it!!

So it when it passed to me I knew it had to be painted or refinished.

The maple colour was too dated for me so I opted to paint it!

The colour matches perfectly with the dining room chandelier too.

Here's another photo of the island in the same colour...

My blue glasses look lovely against the grey...

Ready for an elegant lunch...

Today I'm joining the fun over at Kim's Savvy Southern Style
for Wow us Wednesday's!!
And also come over to Elements Interior for Whassup Wednesday!

Come on over and have some fun!!

Pamela xo


  1. Pamela ~ the table look absolutely fantastic LOVE it ;-)

  2. Hi Pamela...that is what happens once you start with one piece, you just keep on going. Looks so pretty!

  3. Your table looks great, the color is so pretty!

  4. Pamela, I think you made the right choice. It's beautiful! I also think grey is the new white.

  5. Hey Pamela...another great paint job. Not one piece of furniture in my house is painted. Every single piece is stained. I'm thinking I need to switch things up a bit. You have inspired me! Hope your week is going great...~Ann

  6. Hi Pamela, I have been browsing your archives and you have such a pretty home. The table is wonderful and I love the Chandy! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my French bottle revamp. I am now following you.

  7. The table is so pretty. Love the gray. Your home is just gorgeous.

    So glad you enjoyed the pics of the Falls.

  8. Pamela, I know what you mean Tia said to me the other day Mom "please move me to the other room because I scared you will paint my wheelchair" I died when she said that... I'm on a roll here.


  9. Pammie! I LOVE IT- LOVE THE GRAY! AND I love the way your blue glasses look on it. Just wait til I see your brother- I have blackmail potential now! Hugs- Diana

  10. Oh wow, I love it!!! And that chandelier is beyond gorgeous too--oooh la la!!! How fabulous...Looks like you are ready to entertain for royalty!

  11. the table looks wonderful. Fresh and updated. Absolutely love your chandelier!!!!

  12. That is just a perfect colour for your table to coordinate with the island and the light fixture. It looks really pretty. I also like your upholstered chairs ;-)

  13. Hi Pamela, the table looks fantastic. I'm loving the greys too. Love the chandelier as well.

  14. Hi Pamela, Your table turned out great! I'm sure it looks nice with your island.
    Have a great rest of the week!
    ~ Julie

  15. I think your husband and son might be a bit worried they are going to get painted too! Your table looks gorgeous. I've also got a thing for grey at the moment. I love your cutlery (I think you call it flatware on that side of the Atlantic). It's really beautiful. And your chandelier! I love seeing these glimpses of your lovely home. x

  16. Your table is so beautiful Pamela ~ and I love that it comes with some history! Fantastic!

    Happy Wednesday!
    xo Catherine

  17. Hello West Coast from the East Coast! I've been checking out some of your older posts, and I love your recipe sharing. (As well as your decor.) Good work, young lady!

  18. WOW! Simply Beautiful! I always love how you make furniture come alive.

  19. I do love that gray! You need to come to my house with your paint brush. I have plenty of things that you can work on. BTW, I just noticed Pilot Girl on the sidebar. Is she a pilot dog or is that just your name for her?

  20. LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


    Your Blog is pure HEAVEN!!! LOVE IT!

  21. Beautiful! I really like greys too...

  22. Looks good with the sideboard..now all you need is slip covered chairs!

    You really have gone to town on the paint. YAY for Pamela.

  23. I'm so pleased to stopped by my blog so I could find yours! Yes, I have a maple table and feel it is very dated but for some reason just can't talk myself into painting it. :( Yours looks lovely. I'm liking greys now too.
    You have a pretty blog.

  24. Firstly...your new profile pic is enchanting!

    The table looks amazing...and the
    blue stemware is to die for!

    I think we may get a little peek at the sun today, Pamela.

    Don't put the brush down...I'm loving the transition!

    *Lynne* {w/l}

  25. Love it, I am leaning toward the greys as well.

  26. Hi Pamela...love gray now too! The table looks great in this color...great job!

  27. Hi Pamela, I am delighted you came for a visit. I love your little table painted that dove gray. To me white is cottagey and the gray is more Euro feeling. :) Both very special. :)

  28. Wow! It really does look great painted grey; specially set with those glasses. You have a really good eye - keep on painting!

  29. Pamela, that painting bug is very contagious. Watch out. I love the grey color of that table. Thanks for joining the party!

  30. I love this shade of gray, too! Very soft and pretty! You did a great job! ♥

  31. You've certainly been a busy bee...I just love the touched up table. You are right, the glasses look stunning on it : )

  32. Hi Pamela, your table looks beautiful, I'm loving the color gray too. Wonderful job!!!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

  33. So funny, what is next for the paint brush? I have been debating whether to paint some chairs or do a slipcover first. Have a great day.

  34. Love how you brought new life to a table with such a great history. Pretty!

  35. The swedish grey is so beautiful on the table, your chairs look lovely with it, too. I love your chandi and the island, very pretty! And so perfect for your home.
    Hugs, Cindy

  36. Always a great color! by the way, I thought I was already following your blog but realized I hadn't joined, just corrected that situation!

  37. Love the table painted gray. I have been waiting for the weather to warm up here so that I can start some of the painting projects I have put on hold.

  38. I absolutely LOVE you blog! You just got yourself a New Follower! Everything is GORGEOUS!

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I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo