Sunday, November 14, 2010

Old tables and white chalk paint

While reading Christina's post a Greige about a picture she keep seeing and saving, I had to think of the picture above. It is in my inspiration folder for some time and every time I see it, I keep looking at the details. The light in the picture, the old wall and the sanded table... I love it.

At home in my kitchen I have smaller but similar table... It was the first ever piece of furniture I bought when I was 19 It comes from a friend of my brother who had a little antique store in 'Het Spiegelkwartier' , Amsterdams most famous Antique district. I wrote about his little store two years ago .. you can read it here


paper candle holders boughy @ Merci in Paris

My own kitchen table

Maybe I love the first picture so much because it reminds me of my own table. Although it was banned to the storage for some years I always treasured the table. And after leaving it in the original state for years I sanded the wooden top and painted the legs and drawer with white chalk paint. I still am looking for the perfect way to make the top lok even more bleached.

picture nr 1 by ApartmentTherapy
All other pictures by me

41 comments:

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wat een gezellige tafel, ik zou er zo bij aan willen schuiven :-)

Lieve groet, Ingrid

It's me said...

Mag ik er ook bij komen zitten dan??? leuke tafel Dees...heerlijk sfeertje........fijne avond liefs Ria...

Nicole said...

Ik heb ergens iets gelezen dat je het blad dan een paar keer moet inspuiten met bleekmiddel, maar altijd tussendoor laten drogen, maar had ik dat weer gezien...???
Ziet er prachtig uit dat plaatje, maar jouw eigen keuken is ook heel mooi hoor!
Wil mijn eigen RM tafel met zwart blad ook nog ns "bleken"! Als ik artikel vind, schrijf ik je!
LG,
NIcole
P.s winkel was de Patta store(dochter)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

They are really similar - not just the tables themselves but the feel of the photos.

Thank you SO much for the warm welcome you gave me when I first started back in April. It was so kind of you when I was such a baby blogger!

And can you believe I'm nearly at 300 followers now (still a small fry compared to you) - I hope I'm making you proud!

THANK YOU!!

Sarahx

Lau de Casalil said...

Great... I would be so pleased by sharing a good christmas meal on this table... have a nice week Desiree...

Floor said...

met witte olie kan je hem meer dat effect geven mooie foto's !!!

Karena said...

Wonderfully beautiful images, love them.

Oh I hope you will Come enter my new giveaway from Empress of the Eye!
xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

"Een sneller kloppend hart ♥" said...

Heerlijk zo mooi rustgevend die witte sfeer...ik zou zo koffie komen drinken aan die gezellige, rust-uitstralende tafel ;)
Mijn tafel is dan meer het type a-d-h-d whaha!

Veel groetjes!

Francine Gardner said...

Love the style and look of the first image. it is so beautiful in a rough, natural way

Mirjam Decoratieve Verftechnieken said...

Prachtig die eerste foto. Ik wil ook zo'n plafond! Maar jouw tafel doet er niet voor onder hoor.

Bonito said...

Beautiful Style! I like the wall.
Cool.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

your table looks gorgeous desiree - so beautifully set!! jxx

Chrissy said...

WOW!!! I too love that first shot,talk about patina!!! Great photos,great post!

les fifoles said...

J'adore les tables et en ai plein dans mon...garage. Mais j 'en change souvent à la maison. La tienne est très jolie et je vois que déjà à 19 ans tu avais bon goût.

Anne

BODIE and FOU said...

I like the setting of the 2nd pic, a bit more modern. The first one is very nice but being French, I've seen it a lot of times. Are the stars tumblers from Ikea??

http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/2010/11/homemade-really-cards.html

Room Seventeen said...

Mooie tafel, en mooi gestyled en gefotografeerd.

makyloua said...

bonsoir,
j'aime aussi cette ambiance épurée, la table est très belle
amicalement

G-style said...

Prachtig is het plaatje boven aan deze post maar je eigen tafel mag er ook zijn hoor !
Je hebt het ook mooi aangekleed allemaal, die witte zakjes zijn geweldig op tafel erbij ..........
Nou geniet van je tafel thuis en hoe je het blad nog mooier krijgt weet ik ook niet , misschien inwassen met verdunde lichtgrijze verf ...?
Fijne week, lieve groet van Gea

Olive Cooper said...

I have not used it but you could investigate liming wax. ♥O

Emma Burgess said...

Gorgeous tables and beautiful settings. Hope your week is wonderful.
Emma.

Lizzie said...

Wow, love both the photos and both the tables! I bet your table looks lovely at Christmastime! Lizzie x

Harmoni og Kontrast said...

Oh, that first picture must be one of my favourits as well, Desiree (what a surprise;-)) I think it has to do with the contrasts, the wall, the chandlier and the table.

Love your old table too, it is lovely together with the modern chairs (which ones are they??), I just adore them and they make the table even look better!!

Love, Laila

Harmoni og Kontrast said...

--- and the light in the first picture, of course...

Zaira said...

Hi Desiree, I love that pictures too...to me it's perfection!! And the feel in your home is already pretty much like that.

Zaira

STYLIZIMO said...

Your kitchen table looks gorgeous, dear! I love it! <3

Yes, I guess I'm not the only one who have made a home decoration community :) I wish I had the time when I first thought of the idea many years ago, because now there are many out there already. The good thing though is that most they all look different, and I have some new ideas that will make it very different :) Hopefully you can write about my website as well some day :)
You are very welcome to join, when you have the time. I would love to see you there!

Hugs, Nina

Jadyn said...

Mooie tafel in het inspiratie plaatje en jouw versie is net zo mooi! Mooi gestyled ook! xo

Ainosofia said...

~♥~

Normal Daily Chaos said...

hoi, het ziet er super uit zo in je keuken.Hij doet niet onder voor de tafel op het eerste plaatje hoor.
en wat heerlijk dat je er ruimte voor hebt zeg!
groetjes Marit

Lotta Agaton said...

Thank you very much for writing about my blog, I am so happy to be here and glad that you liked my Curves-post.
I love your blog!
Lottaxx

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Alissa @ Room Elegance said...

Gorgeous! I love all the star printed things :)

Jacqueline said...

Hi Desiree,
Well, that first image is one of my favourite as well. I have used it before in one of my posts. I have the table....I have the candlesticks.....I have a chandelier.....somehow, mine doesn't look like that!!!! Is it because we become so used to our own things ? Your own table looks so lovely....very welcoming and it would be a pleasure to sit down there with you and have a chat. XXXX

Anita Camilla said...

I like the table and the paper candle holders! Have a nice week end, Anita Camilla

ivy style33 said...

Your kitchen is warm and cozy and I simply adore your table setting!
The picture that has ben inspiring you is definetely gorgeous, still I love the down to earth and approachable feeling of your beauitufil styling.
Hope you to be well dear ~ xoxo

Sandy said...

I love the first picture, it's by Amy Neunsinger for Rachel Ashwell Interiors!

Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Very are fresh and inviting, all of it. Maryanne;)

Leigha said...

Love that top image, too. I am loving this version (styled a little differently):

http://elleohblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/pure-glamour.html

Gorgeous...just as your dining room is.

Leigha

P.S. Glad to see Lotta Agaton on your new places to visit list...she's one of my new favorites!

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

Ja dat is een prachtig photo van Shabby Chic en dat is door Dusty Lu Interiors opgenomen dink ik !

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

Hoi Dees, ik heb zo'n taffel maar als "bureau" ik heb het neederlanse woord vergeeten !Ik hou van echt hout boeren taffel.

Christine said...

Yours is my favorite ! I love the chairs, too, and the so "less is more" plates !

Anonymous said...

To bleach the wood you can use lemon mixed with salt.
Also, the first image has a charm due to the fact that there is no high value contrast in the colours, so that our attention is kept on the sensual textures. For me, in your version the black and white glasses interrupt a little this soft feeling, adding a modren touch.

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