Saturday, October 9, 2010

A little Yellow Table

I had put this little kitchen table in layaway a couple of months ago, and the woman was nice enough to let me make payments longer than usual for her terms. I just love this! I am going to use it as a island, I think.

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Isn’t it cute??????

I think the top was originally this sweet lemon yellow ( photos do not do it justice), and I assumed the pattern on top was original, but when I got to cleaning it, I noticed that it is raised, like paint…..

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It is the identical color that the person painted the legs with too….but they could have gotten a paint match….

It has the cutest drawer,

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Sadly, the paint job on the legs is truly sad, apparently the person hadn’t heard of painter’s tape….but I think I can fix it if I can get a paint match, or at least close…..

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ANd the top only has one bad chip, and I like the “vintage” feel ot it!

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Heck, by looking at this, maybe the top was originally red?????

Anyhow, this is the “feel” I want in my kitchen, I am going to be swapping kitchen table and putting in a smaller round red one, so this has more room…..look at the fun handle! It is metal…..

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This is probably bits and pieces of different pieces of furniture but I just love it! It is only 25 inches long by 39 1/2 inches wide……can you imagine eating on a table that small with four people? It was a lot simpler back then, no need to keep getting more and more or bigger and bigger….a lesson I think we as a country need to remember!

Thanks for stopping by…..I have to get busy on a fun tag swap with Elizabeth from Creative Breathing. :)




30 comments:

Andy's Attic said...

That little table is just precious! Love that design on the top and the cute drawer. Have fun with the new addition to your kitchen.
Annette

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a cute and fun table. I love it too. I know you will enjoy it so much. Hugs,Marty

Celestial Charms said...

Oh Sandy, this is the most beautiful table. I always like those vintage tables with the draws. I know folks used to put their knifes, forks, and spoons in them, for easy access. What a find, and perfect for your kitchen.
Maureen

Heidi Ann said...

I LOVE it!

Paula Clare said...

Hi Sandy,
It's truly wonderful! My kitchen table is very similar...and the paint IS original but it is "raised" as well. Mine is not the wonderfully vintage lemon yellow, but it is also very small and sits two without the leaves extended...four when fully expanded. It will be the perfect addition to your quaint 1940s kitchen! Do you already have chairs that go with it?

Nan said...

This is indeed a sweet table and perfect for you use. I would paint the legs all white and forget trying to fool with that red. Nan

Annesphamily said...

What a sweet little table. You will make it your own with a little TLC! You are very talented! Anne

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Hi Sandy! I just love your table. Perfect for your kitchen and your style! What a great find! I'm looking forward to seeing it all Sandy-fied!

Cherry Chick said...

Very cute Sandy...it looks like the perfect size for an island. Thanks so much for sharing with us all. This would make a great Rednesday post, too.

Angela said...

nope not cute at all..GLORIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL..I love it!!!!

NanE said...

Sandy, I LOVE these little table! It has so much charm and character. I can't wait to see what you do with it. xxoo Nan

SueLovesCherries said...

Sandy, it's perfect! I'm so glad you found it. Welcome to the "Red Design Enamel Top Table" Club! LOL!

D said...

Sandy,
Great find. I think the imperfections just add to the cuteness! I have a similar table, and I love mine. Great idea to use it for an island.
D

Jenny said...

So cute Sandy. I'm glad you have a smile!

very merry vintage style said...

I am your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog--so glad it led me to find you--so fun to find like-minded friends!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

i love it!

vivian said...

love your new little island table! I bought a green one very similar with two little wooden chairs that "match". The table Ihave has sides that fold up and down to make it a little bigger. I keep it on my porch. I might just use it for my kitchen table someday.. who knows!
have a great week
vivian

Genie said...

I love the little table...the red trim is so sweet. I know you are going to enjoy having it out and using it.
Genie

barncat said...

Love your little table! I'm always sooo tempted by these, but I have NOWHERE in my house for one. Enjoy!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh it's perfect for you, Sandy! I've just started putting out my reds and yellows in my kitchen agian. ♥

Rosemary said...

Aw, i love it! I have one very similar thats blue and yellow :)

One Heart said...

I love it!! And I see I'm not the only one. =D Enjoy it and thank you for stopping by and sharing birthday wishes. Much love!

Patti said...

What a cute table! The red makes it perfect! I can't wait to see what you will do with it.
Hugs, Patti

Creative Breathing said...

Sandy, for some reason not everyone's blog is appearing on my reading list. I can't believe I have missed a single post. This table is so very sweet. Your Fall decorating very inspiring! I've got to figure out this problem, because I simply can't miss another post! Elizabeth

Cass @ That Old House said...

Adorable little table! I think the paint on the top is original, despite the red showing at the chip -- the manufacturer probably painted the red sides of the table first, overlapping a bit onto the top for coverage, then did the topcoat of yellow.

As for the legs, you can take the table to the paint store and get an exact match -- or just paint them red!

Enjoy it, it's darling.
Cass

Jacqueline said...

Over the top cute! Can we just roll back time and live in that era? When life gets tough, I'll come sit at your table!

RH (aka Lucy) said...

I LOVE THAT!

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Cute vintage table! My Mom had a similar one with touches of black instead of red in the 1950s. I love your Halloween blog template. It's one of the cutest out there. I like cute rather than scary for Halloween. Have a lovely day.

Brenda Kula said...

That would make one beautiful island in your kitchen. I love repurposing. It just wouldn't be as much fun letting someone build a real island in our kitchens, would it?
Brenda

LOIS said...

I just discovered your blog. I think I'll need spend entire days online to see the special things everyone has. I love the table. I had a similar one, and when it fell apart I almost cried. I haven't seen any I can afford, but I'm looking. I love the 40s kitchen look, and I love all the great ideas I see on these blogs. I think I am developing my own list of favorites, and yours will surely be on it.

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