Saturday, October 10, 2015

I'll Paint You In The Summer Time

Cottage Dining Nook Transformation - The Table - Part 4


When I began remodeling my dining nook, I knew exactly what I wanted, very light walls, white trim, white sheer curtains and a beautiful old pine table...

Quand je me suis lancée dans la transformation de ma salle-à-manger, je savais exactement ce que je voulais :  des murs clairs, une porte et une fenêtre blanches, des voilages blancs et une belle table en pin rustique.

But when I began looking for my perfect table on the Internet, I couldn't find it. The ones I saw where either too big for my very small room, too expensive or too far away from Cottage (and given the price of gas in France, you can easily double or triple the price of the table if you have to drive for more than  an hour to get it).

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Ma recherche de la table parfaite sur Le Bon Coin s'est révélée difficile. Celles que je trouvais étaient soit trop grandes pour ma pièce minuscule, trop chères ou situées trop loin de chez moi.

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But as I was searching my usual website for the table, I found a wonderful old pine china hutch that I showed you in the previous post. It made my table look all the more shiny and yellowy and cheap and I had to do something about it.

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Mais en farfouillant parmi les annonces, je suis tombée sur un adorable buffet en vieux pin anglais, celui que je vous ai montré dans mon dernier article. Ma table, placée devant lui, ne soutenait pas la comparaison. Elle était trop vernie, son pin était trop jaune, bref, il fallait trouver une solution.

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So first, I went back to search the Internet like my life depended on it...

Je me suis mise à scruter Le Bon Coin nuit et jour (enfin matin et soir) comme si ma vie en dépendait.

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Nothing.

Rien.
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Then I thought, what was it really that I had in mind for my dining nook? A very light and bright room with a touch of wood to bring some cosiness to the space.

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Puis j'ai réfléchi. Qu'est-ce que j'imaginais quand je pensais à ma salle-à-manger? Une pièce blanche et lumineuse avec une touche de bois pour apporter un peu de chaleur.

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I had the perfect touch of wood with my china hutch, so maybe I could make the ugly cheap pine my table was made of by painting it?

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J'avais la touche de bois idéale avec mon buffet. Etait-il besoin d'en rajouter? Et si je cachais l'affreux bois de ma table avec un coup de peinture?

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I know many of you thought that was what I would do and I'm sorry to report that there's no special prize for those who guessed right.

Beaucoup d'entre vous aviez deviné que c'est ce que je ferais et je suis bien désolée de vous dire qu'il n'y a pas de cadeau prévu pour les gagnants!

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Anyway, I did what I always do in that kind of situation. I checked the Internet for inspiration... and when browsing Pinterest, I noticed that many, many of the pictures I had stored on my dining-room board actually featured a painted table.

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J'ai fait la même chose que d'habitude quand une idée germe dans mon cerveau. J'ai regardé des photos d'inspiration sur Internet. Je me suis d'ailleurs rendue compte que beaucoup des images de mon dossier "salle-à-manger" sur Pinterest présentaitent en fait une table peinte.

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Is one of my inspiration pictures sweet-talking you?

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Y a-t-il une image qui vous parle plus qu'une autre?

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I've already begun working!

Je me suis déjà mise au travail!

 
See you soon for the reveal!

A bientôt pour voir ma table peinte!



PS1: All sources for my inspiration pictures, as well as more inspiration, can be found on my Pinterest board "Dining Room".
PS1 : Toutes les sources des photos sont sur mon tableau Pinterest "Dining Room".
PS2: I'm sharing my inspiration with:

Elizabeth and Co.              Vintage Inspiration Party                http://diybydesign.blogspot.fr/2015/10/fall-into-fall-its-party-236.html           





61 comments:

  1. We also painted the kitchen and dining room (grenen ?wood in Engish ?) tables
    so whe didn't have to buy another one ; 0)
    And we are still happy with theme :0))


    Good luck :0))

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  2. Lovely idea. There are so many wonderful colors to choose from. I'm excited to see what you p

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    1. icked. Oops. Sorry about that. Ponche published that comment before I finished it. That cat is obsessed with my iPad.

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  3. J'apprécie beaucoup la photo n°9 (il me semble reconnaître des éléments du grand suédois, non ?) et l'ambiance générale de la n°14.
    Je suis certaine que la table sera bien jolie une fois peinte.
    Bon week-end ensoleillé !
    Nathalie

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  4. You are one courageous lady!Good for you!I loved the first photo!AriadnefromGreece!

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  5. AHHH! I thought I'd see the end result at the end of this post, but you keep us waiting in much happy anticipation! I too Magali, am in search of a small farmhouse table for my petite cuisine. I did find a pine table however, in just the right dimensions (at IKEA!) but if I get it, I am going to paint it. I can't wait to see what you will reveal next! Amusez-vous!

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  6. OMG I love the pink one!!! Can't wait to see what you choose.

    xo

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  7. Wow, you even sanded it down. Can't wait to see it.

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  8. Hola Magali ver tu blog. es como esas peliculas de suspenso ha ha ha ! el armario es tan hermoso que merece que trabajes en la mesa y se que quedara muy bien y veo que ya empezaste .- hasta la proxima cuidate nelly

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    1. Gracias Nelly ! He trabajado duro en la mesa y debería compartir tan pronto como tenga tiempo para tomar fotos y escribir al palo!

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  9. Another project for you, but one that you are happy to do! I hope you have good weather to paint outside and you can enjoy the sun while you paint. I think it will be white but maybe the soft blue that is in your kitchen? Can't wait to see the reveal! xo Patty

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  10. I like them all, but 10 and 14 stand out for me. I think you've come up with the perfect solution and it was there all along in your inspiration photos, Magali! Your room is going to be lovely with your pine china cabinet against all the white. I can't wait to see it finished!

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  11. Beautiful inspiration. I am excited for you to be re loving this table. I cannot wait to see it.
    Kris

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  12. I think it's a PERFECT solution, and exactly what I would have done considering the hutch is now in the picture (no pun intended). Now the only question is...what color did you choose?

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  13. Love the shade of blue of the chairs in no.1 but it all depends on the lighting day and evening in your room. Have fun!

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    1. You now, I really love those chairs around a white table as well...

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  14. Magali, I love the idea of the table painted. I myself am not super good at painting furniture, but you seem to be good at everything you undertake! Can't wait to see it!

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    1. I'm very slow at painting for some reason and each project takes me forever to complete.

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  15. I loved all the pictures and can't wait to see what color it will be,white or maybe blue,anyway have fun.

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    1. The table is painted, I need to mark the pictures before I can write the post... Reveal soon!

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  16. Somehow I knew that was your plan! For Cottage, I'm thinking that pictures 1, 7 & 9 would be best. I can picture your table in your favorite white with the chairs painted a slightly deeper tint of your kitchen's sea glass color. Knowing you, you will pick the perfect colors! Can't wait! Please hurry!

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  17. I like number 1, although the paint looks shiny to me. Your vision for your dining room sounds lovely Magali, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Number 1 has been a favourite of mine for a while now...

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  18. Each dining room inspiration is wonderful!

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  19. Can't wait to see YOURS!!! I liked all the photos.

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  20. moi je dirais une peinture turquoise pour s'harmoniser sans trancher avec le blancs de l'ensemble et la teinte bois des jolis meubles ;-)
    allez, vite, dévoile nous tout
    Bon week end

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    1. J'ai vraiment envisagé le turquoise... Je n'en dirai pas plus!

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  21. I couldn't choose a favorite photo.....each one has a special quality !! But......I am in love with the red table......

    Here's my take.....choose a color that goes with whatever special things you are going to use. Such as dishes, linens, etc. And, I like the legs on your table, maybe just paint the top ??? Whatever you do, I know it will be charming!!! xoxo

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    1. I agree, the colour of the table should go with my dishes... And I have dishes in every colour!

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  22. Unable to choose, for all of these photos are so nice! But now autumn has come so you have all those long evenings to think and compare and decide... Have fun in the meantime :) Marie

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    1. Oh, I still have so many things to choose for Cottage still, I'm not sure an autumn and a winter will be enough! I'm glad you liked the inspiration pictures.

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  23. I know it will be beautiful! Can't wait to see!

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  24. Hi......so are we to guess the color you choice..i'm thinking a beautiful seaside shade..looking forward to seeing what you do with it..i'm sure it'll be wonderful in your dining nook..some times paint is the way to go..making an ugly duckling into the treasure you always knew it could be..hope you're having a nice weekend..

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  25. If you have stripped it then maybe you will surprise us by refinishing it? Paint or refinished, it will be lovely. Hope your ankle feels better.

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  26. I can't wait to see what color and type of paint you picked. I recently painted and very lightly aged my coffee table with glaze. I used a new matte poly to protect it and I love the finish. You might want to check it out. Thanks for reading my last puppy post, I am always happy to see your comments.

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    1. I also used poly so that I wouldn't fret when we eat on it! I remember seeing your table on your blog and I loved how you had transformed it!

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  27. j'aime beaucoup les tables blanches 7 et 14 car je n'oserais pas une table de salle à manger colorée, même en ton pastel !! en revanche, je trouve génial de peindre les chaises d'une autre couleur, douce comme sur la photo 10 ou même soutenue comme sur la 2 - mais décaper la table et ses pieds ronds est déjà un défi ! - à bientôt ! monique59

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  28. Oh, it looks better already all sanded down! Can't wait to see how it turns out! xxxooo

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  29. PS-I doubt you are going with red gloss, but that one (number8) is calling my name for sure!!!

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  30. J'ai faible pour la n°5 parce qu'elle ne ressemble à aucune autre. Trop belle.
    Alors ça y est, ta table est en cours de transformation, je suis sûre que tu vas en faire un petit bijou.
    Belle semaine à venir. Caresses aux minous. Bises . Babette

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  31. Number 10 makes me want to start looking for a new table, my current one is a wood version very similar to #11. Was going to paint it years ago when I refinished it I decided to keep the wood look...lately I've been contemplating painting it. Your pictures are so inspiring! Can't wait to see what you decide on. Best of luck with your project. Have a lovely week ~ Mickie.

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  32. You are a tease, Magali! I'm thinking that you are either going all white, or seafoam, to compliment your kitchen. All of your inspiration pics are great, but I'm loving #8. Not that it would work in my house, though!

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  33. I think it will be some inspired shade of pretty white or mint from your kitchen. :) xoxo I like all the images.

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  34. Quel courage ! Je pense que je vais peindre avec ta si merveilleuse peinture la petite table que j'avais trouvé à la poubelle ! Je suis certaine qu'elle sera mignonne comme tout... mais est-ce que je vais avoir le courage de la poncer ?... puis de la peindre.

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  35. I love a painted table. It will be perfect for cottage. I painted mine and I love it. You surprised me-but I think it's great choice!

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  36. I love what you have done with your kitchen! I loved the balance of the dining room wall before you hung something hanging down on the wall sconces...try putting a framed picture over the top of each sconce and removing dangling things. Excited to see table color...

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  37. I'm looking forward to the finished table. If it is anything like the inspiration tables it will be smashing. What a lovely selection of eye candy! I have my eye on that mish-mash of chairs painted light blue and that table with a collection of glass bottles.
    Amalia
    xo

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  38. Dear Magali,
    that lokks very promising. Strange enough: I love the third picture, which is so colourful. Perhaps because summer is turning strait into winter here in Munich.
    Wishing you lots of time to finish this project (out of curiosity - did you really choose some colour???)
    Sarah

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  39. Great inspiration photos, Magali. You didn't say anything about painting the chairs, so imagining your natural wood hutch and chairs, I'd choose either a white or very pastel paint. But that's me. I like contrast. #9 and #14 really speak to me, though I honestly love all the rooms you chose. I know whatever you do, it will look fabulous. You have great taste. Can't wait to see what you do. xo

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  40. The inspiration pictures are wonderful and the fulfillment should be even better since it will be in the charming room you have created. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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    1. Thanks, Jo, I do hope I'll like the painted table, because it's a lot of work!

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  41. Perfect solution, Magali. Painted furniture is just right for a cottage and it will look so pretty with the old pine of your cupboard. Can't wait to see it!

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  42. Bonsoir Magali,

    Je passais te remercier pour ta visite et je découvre ta salle à manger, c'est une réussite. Moi aussi j
    'ai besoin d'une table de salle à manger qui ne soit pas trop grande, mais j'irai faire un tour à la salle des ventes, beaucoup de meubles partent pour rien, les gens ne veulent plus d'ancien...

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  43. I'd be happy to have any of these inspirational tables. I'm sure yours will be gorgeous once you finish your update. I need to paint mine too!! Thanks for sharing with Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  44. So nice visiting your lovely blog! A post full of inspiration...thank you!
    Have a beautiful week, take care!
    Titti

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    1. Thank you so much, Titti. I'm glad you liked the inspiration pictures.

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  45. Ahhhh I expected to get to the end of the post and see the finale....lol I am literally on the edge of my seat for part two! Have a wonderful weekend Magali. Cheers

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  46. I'm in my red phase so I'm really liking the red table but then I'm liking #7 too. Oh the decisions. LOL
    I'm sure as I catch up on my reading I'll find out soon what you chose. ....

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