Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day and a (kind of) New Table

Just popping in to wish all of you a Happy Mother's Day...and to show you my awesome mother's day present.

First of all, I am thankful for these boys.  All five of them.  The big one for being the most wonderful husband ever, and the other four for giving me the privilege of being their mother. Today in church the children sang a few songs for their mothers.  As I saw my three older boys walking down from the stand, holding each other's hands, and being so cute in their matching ties, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the wonderful opportunity to be a mother. I am also thankful for my own sweet mother.  She is someone who is so selfless and who does so much for me and my little family. I am so blessed to have such a great mother.

 So about seven years ago, we inherited this table from my husband's mother's estate.  Its been a nice and sturdy table, but I've always thought it was ugly. About two years ago, my husband sanded the top down (it used to be darker and uglier than this) and painted the pedestal black.  Then we bought these new chairs from RC Willey.

The changes satisfied me for awhile, but lately I'd been talking about retiring this table to my sewing room and buying a new one.  The top was still hideous to me and the two tone style was looking pretty dated. My husband couldn't justify buying a new table when this one was still very sturdy and functional.  We compromised and he painted it white for me for Mother's Day. I. Love. It. 

 I've had a few people ask how we painted it.  We used Rustoleum High Perfomance Enamel primer and then used Rustoleum High Performance Enamel in white.  Then it was glazed with Minwax Polyurethane clear coat.


  1. Good Choice going with the white! Turned out beautiful..... your family is adorable! They must come from a really super mom! :)