Did I mention we were redoing our kitchen table? Well, we were.
This is what it looks like!
|Please ignore the bits of food Peri has thrown on the floor.|
I wanted to redo the tile on our old table top (we forgot to take a before picture of the whole table before we took it apart). It looked like this:
I really like having a tile table, because you can't do much to hurt the thing, and you don't have to worry about putting trivets down if you have hot food. I've been happy with this table for a few years, but it's kind of grody lookin', so I decided it was time for a change. Plus there were a couple of tiles with cracks in them, and the grout is the most beautiful shade of dingy gray you've ever seen (ick). We also weren't very in love with the color of the wood.
At first we were just going to chip out the tiles somehow and replace them. Then we wised up and realized that was a terrible idea. So we just took the table top off, kept the legs and Gary built a new table top.Basically, we adhered the tiles to a bit of plywood, and Gary made a picture frame that the plywood could sit in.
We got the tiles at home depot. They're just regular bathroom or kitchen tiles.
We found some with pretty designs on them! We really liked them but they were much more expensive than the plain ones, so we just bought a few. We like it better this way.
We went with Weathered Oak for the wood stain. It was strange though because the wood we used sucked in the stain in some places, and totally repelled it in others, which I think makes it unique and pretty.
We were going to paint the legs a dark tan color, but decided a gray color would give it a bit more contrast and keep it from looking blah. We found a gray in the mis-tint aisle that we thought might look okay, and I really like how it turned out! It has sort of a brown undertone that goes perfectly with the wood finish. Plus it was discounted 50%, so the price was right too.
And of course my baby girl had to help show it off as well!
We really love our new table top! We'll get around to painting the chairs soon, so we'll have a matching set!