Thursday, October 27, 2011

Painting An Old Kitchen Table White With Cherries

Charming Red And White Vintage Kitchen Table With Cherries

I recently spotted this wonderful old wooden kitchen table that was given a new life when the owner painted the table top white and added retro style red cherries.

Cherries Were Popular In the 1940s

Cherries were a favorite design in the 1940s , being used on kitchen products, aprons, textiles, clothing and more. Over the years many designers have brought back cherries to create the vintage look.

Painting An Old Kitchen Table White

Often you will come across an old kitchen table at a yard sale or in a shop and parts of it might be in very rough condition. Well here is the perfect solution, WHITE paint. With a little bit of attention to sanding the surface of the table and the right paint and finish, you can transform a junky table into a work of art!

Use A Stencil Or Free Hand To Paint Cherries

As you can see in these photos, the table top was painted white and red cherries and polka dots were added. You can make your own stencil of cherries or buy a stencil already made in a craft store. You can also paint the cherries free hand.

Adding Black Polka Dots

Look how nicely, red and white accessories look on top of the table. You will also notice black polka dots on the table top design. There is nothing as striking as red, white and some black accents. Vintage chairs were also painted white and the cherry motif was added to the chair seats. This is a very sweet set.

Painting A Wooden Table

There are many different strategies for painting a wooden table. You can read about this topic online or ask your neighborhood paint store clerk.
These photographs were taken at Salmon Brook Shops in Granby. CT Link
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

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