A New Table for Two

On Friday I took my youngest, Cayd, to the doctor since he was still running a fever.  He was quite pitiful.

As we waited to be seen, my joints started to ache.

I started to get a headache.

I started to feel quite bad, actually.

The doctor took one look at Cayd and his symptoms and declared he most likely had the flu.

“Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”  I wanted to scream.

Sure enough, he tested positive for the flu.  Meaning my current headache and achy joints were most likely the beginning of the flu for me too.

By the time we picked up the prescription for Tamiflu, I was done and ready to climb into bed.

By Saturday evening I was feeling a little bit better (thanks to the little sips of Tamiflu I stole from my son’s meds.. bad mom, I know).  Luckily I had the energy because I had promised my sweet friend, Angie, that I would paint my current pedestal table and have Hubby drive it to her in Dallas Sunday afternoon.

Do you remember this table?

(This was done back in my early blogging days… that means a few months ago.)

When you have a friend that you’ve been through EVERYTHING with, you do these things for her.  I wanted her to have something special for her new home, and I knew she would love this!

I strongly believe that when God blesses you, you bless others.  Angie was a blessing to me from the very beginning when we first moved to the Dallas area.  When we went through some hard times, she was there to help me out over, and over, and over again.  So, when I came across my current desk/table that came with 8 chairs that I didn’t need, I figured it was time to bless my friend with some new furniture.  That meant giving her a table big enough for her ever growing family of 5, and yet small enough to fit in her kitchen.  What better than a table with a leaf!

As much as I would have loved for this to have been a surprise for her, I also wanted it to match her new home, so we worked together to pick out a color that would be just perfect.

I painted the table in AS Provence.  It was quickly waxed and ready to go the next day.
It now looks like this…
(When you are sick with the flu, and painting a table, you take pictures with your cell phone.
Just sayin’.)
So as Hubby drove off with our dining room table, I was left with an empty dining room.
Being the OCD person that I am, I grabbed one of our recent purchases and got busy!
Again… no pictures of the process.  Remember, I was sick.
I sanded, stained and waxed the top of the table.  The rest of it was painted in AS Cream and then lightly distressed and waxed.
And here is my new kitchen table….
Be sure to come back tonight for Creatively Tuesday!


My name is Claire and I am behind the blog... The Rustic Pig. I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and I just might be addicted to Craigslist. I love to buy antiques, paint them, and give them a chance to be loved again! Please feel free to pull up a chair and stay for a while. If you ask a question or leave a comment, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!


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Texas gal, wife, mother to 2 boys, author behind the blog The Rustic Pig, business owner, antique lover, and Christ follower!

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  1. Your strength is incredible. With flu and painting, unbelievable

    Marina Pérez

  2. O my gosh. I love this table! I want to redo mine soooo badly! Hoping to get an electric sander for Christmas 🙂

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  3. Oh sweet girl!!! How did I miss this blog post? Maybe in the move? I love you to pieces!! You were the blessing to me. I could NOT have made it threw if God would not have brought you to teach across the hall. I adore my table!!! And the beautiful chairs. I can’t quite find just the right thing to grace the top, maybe you have some suggestions? Thank you for continuing to bless me! So thankful for you and your amazing friendship.

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