I don’t know about you but nesting tables remind me of my childhood. I know the industrial looking metal ones are everywhere these days but when I was a little girl my Nanny and Pop- Pop had at set of 3 delicate dark wood nesting tables that us grandkids would always put our snacks and drinks on them. So when my grandma found me some solid wood nesting tables at a yard sale, I was determined to make them fit into my house.
Ok, so I don’t have a before picture. Why you ask? I was in “painting on nice day” mode and I started spraying away before I even realized that I didn’t take a before picture. I know, I know, such a rookie mistake for a blogger who does before and after’s. So this is what I have for you. In the second picture you can see the underside of the tables, that was the color they were before I started painting. Ok, there now, see that wasn’t so bad 🙂
Moving on! I sanded the tables down lightly with a medium grit sander so my primer would adhere nicely. I then spray primed on 2 coats of Rust-oleum’s flat primer. I sanded in between coats with a fine sponge sander to prep the surface for 2 coats of Rust-oleum’s white spray paint in Satin.
Next- I knew I wanted to try grain sack stripes on these tables. I have seen them all over pinterest and I didn’t want to be left out. So for any stripes that I paint on any surface, I always, always, always use Frogtape. ALWAYS! This stuff is the bomb when painting stripes. I would know. I have a striped foyer a herringbone ceiling and a trellis potting bench and they all came out beautifully.
Here is how the tape looked when I put it on the table. You can make your stripes thicker or thinner depending on your taste.
I used 2 light coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Versailles for the color of the stripes. You can see I also carried the stripes over the edges and onto the sides of the table for a little extra oooomph!
MMMMM Memories….light the corners of my mind…best sung by good old Barbara Streisand. When I Iook at these cuties I get a little choked up. My Pop-Pop passed quite a few years ago and my Nanny just celebrated her 88th birthday. She no longer lives in the house that had the little nesting tables but every time I look at the beautiful side tables I think of my youth. Silly but true. It’s the little things isn’t it folks!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANNY!
I hope you enjoyed last weeks home fall tour. I got a lot of wonderful compliments on my DIY Burlap Shutter. If you missed it you can see it here. I am so glad you all liked it! Have a wonderful day!