How to Make a Tired Dining Room Table the Centerpiece of the Room.

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My dining room table has been looking very old and beat up these past few years. I am a neutral person. I love white furniture so obviously I would paint it white. Except as I was painting it, I didn’t like it white.

Blogger and decorator Nesting With Grace once painted her front door pink and I was obsessed. 😍 I will put the link so you can see all her beautiful pictures.

And just a warning of what’s to come, if you don’t like Grace’s pink door, you’re going to hate my table. But remember you don’t live here so try not to get too upset.

I forgot to take a before picture but this will give you an idea of what it looked like. It actually looks better in this picture than it did in real life.

One coat in and I was telling myself that the white would grow on me.

Two coats and still not loving it. And just a side note, I’m not painting the base because it is in fine condition.

So, I went and bought cream colored paint. But, it still just didn’t look right. I decided that the base being a different color was throwing everything off.

But then I remembered an Amazon dresser my daughter loved. So, trying to go on that two toned color combo, I went to select a new color.

I couldn’t get the exact color that I wanted but this is pretty close. Frosted Lilac by Folk Art.

I wish you could actually feel the texture. It is perfect for a table.

This was a little scary I’m not going to lie. Even with just one coat, I knew I was headed in the right direction and with every coat, I loved it more and more.

She’s really pretty now. The star of the room. This isn’t a room we use for dining. It’s my craft room so a fun color is very fitting.

I was so surprised that this made me happy and then I remembered how much I loved Nesting With Grace’s pink statement door and it all makes sense now. My house needed some statement pink or frosted lilac. 😉

Side note, I grew up in the 80’s (teen years) and dusty rose was everywhere. Bridesmaid dresses, couches, countertops… do you all remember the dusty rose trend? This color somewhat reminds me of that and it makes me laugh.

Such a pretty color if you are looking for something different.

I really want to try and to recreate the dresser my daughter loves next.

Were you surprised to see this color table from someone who gravitates to whites and neutrals?

I think the finish is wonderful. I’ve put my sewing machine on top and sewed an entire duvet cover and there isn’t a scratch or mar of any kind on it.

I love it and I would do it again!

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