Sunday, September 2, 2012

One Table, Two Ways and The End of Summer

THANK YOU for all of your comments on the twin beds I posted last week! They are truly one of my favorite makeovers to date!!

Today's makeover isn't quite as exciting, but alas, school (finally!) starts on Tuesday and we've been cramming in swimming, boating and more swimming. I am so jazzed that I'll have a little more time to work on furniture.

This summer, most of my time has been filled with these three hooligans:

Mr. J, almost 7 and starting 1st Grade:


Mr. C, 5 1/3, Starting Kindergarten:


Mr. D, age 3, preschool


Ok, on to what you really stopped by for. Today I'm showing you this little table I recently picked up:


The first go around, I didn't love, so I redid it....but you have to guess which is the finished table! I'll tell you in my next post which one I ended up with, but tell me which you prefer!

Finish #1





Finish #2




Which do you prefer?


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Cindy said...

Wow! That's a really hard decision! My first instinct is the gray sort of depends on where this table will be used. The cream is more versatile and I LOVE the drawer pull on it! I am about to paint two end tables and a coffee table that look very similar to the original. In my room, the cream is what will work best. LOVE that gray though...I am into gray right now! ~Cindy

daisypetals said...

Both versions look great, but I think I like the gray better. The distressing looks great. And, your boys are precious! Enjoy your Labor Day! Life to the full, Melissa @

Cassie Bustamante said...

they both look awesome, but i am a grayish person.... love the gray!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Like the gray the best, drawer pull on cream is kinda overpowering.

Cute boys, somebody has been visited by the tooth fairy alot lately. LOL.

Tobeystrashortreasure said...

I have the same table in the garage awaiting a makeover. thanks for making my decision easier, I love the grey one, I am a big fan of white, but with this table the grey won out. I also thought the knob on the white table was a little overpowering.
Your boys are adorable

Jaime Costiglio said...

Allison congrats on all the twin bed traffic - I've been seeing it featured everywhere! And you deserve it too. I'm guessing the grey one here but I do like to cream myself. Just like you I'm overly excited about school starting and gaining back a little 'mom time', it's been a long 12 weeks with these kids!

Anonymous said...

Those are both beautiful and I think your choice of knobs on each one is spectacular! I would go with white in a less formal room and gray in a more formal one. Your boys are very handsome - especially the youngest - Mr. D? He's going to be a real heartbreaker one day! Good luck with THAT! :) You'll have young giggling girls all around your house all the time - believe me I know - I have 2 heartbreakers myself.

Karen said...

OMG! Can I first tell you that your boys are just adorable! I bet they really keep you hopping and keep you smiling. What fun!
I love that table and both finishes are great but I prefer the white.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

They both look great. I'm drawn to the white one with the great flower shaped knob but both look great. I guess it really depends on where it's going. With three boys around I'd be tempted to go to the gray! Your boys are adorable- love the toothless smile!

Michele said...

I like the second one best. It looks wonderful.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Both are pretty so it's hard to pick a favourite. But I really like the crystal knob on the gray one so I would have to go with the gray finish.

Jackie said...

The rose pull on the white version is stunning, but I'm digging all the color on the top of the grey one. I prefer grey!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

They are both lovely. I think I like the cream one better, but maybe that's just because I could work it into the colors in my home a little easier! Such creativity to come up with two really wonderful looks for the same piece!

Twice Nice said...

Hmmm, both are wonderful but I think I'd have to go with the off white! Love that rose knob!

Decor & Harmony said...

Why do I have to choose......I'll take them both. Have a great Wednesday.

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I'm thinking the second one. They are both great so I guess it's a personal choice thing. Cute little guys you have BTW.

mamaloo said...

I would have to go with the off white!