A few weeks ago, I got the grand idea that I would paint the boys’ playroom table. It was just looking so sad and worn…it’s been used almost daily for 6 years, and no amount of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers could get the white parts clean anymore (maybe that wouldn’t have been a problem if I’d actually cleaned the table regularly over the years, but that didn’t happen often).
When I mentioned to Kelli that I was going to do this, she said that I should paint a chessboard on the middle of the table, which was an idea that the boys and I loved. However, when it came down to it, that was going to be a complicated lot of work, and I just decided against it, even though the boys were brought to tears when I told them it wasn’t happening.
So here’s the in-process pics, since I didn’t take an official before:
The after, in colors requested by Jack Henry (I also sanded the top of the table down a little and put a couple of coats of polyurethane on top):
It coordinates well with our READ letters:
And I think that because this orange is muted, the THINK sign can stay, too:
So that leaves just a couple of small projects for now, so that I can at least feel like I’ve given this room some attention. For one, the black Ikea desk chair needs a coat of paint. Probably just brown, but maybe something a bit more fun. Secondly, I’ve decided to finally paint the ugly chandelier. I’m thinking we’ll do the blue or green that matches the table and chairs.