Monday, July 07, 2014

Everyone needs a little green table...... and a giveaway from Glidden


When it comes to decorating, my family is very easy and cooperative. And up until now, they have left most of the decorating and color choices ....... along with the household cleaning, cooking and grocery shopping, all to me.. Lovely bunch they are. 




But when it came time to make some changes to Lily's room, I wanted more than that. I wanted input. I wanted others to share in the decisions. I wanted her to love the choices that were being made..... after all, it is her room.  So I gave her full decision making rights on her little bedside table. We are starting small and working our way up. I thought a pop of color against the pink in the room, would be perfect complement to the room.


So with the wall paper sample in our hands, we headed to  The Home Depot to check out colors choices. After some mild "coaching" on why purple may not be the best choice, we found ourselves considering a few shades of green from the Glidden® color palette. Glidden makes it really easy to choose colors with their "simplified palette, which is especially important if choosing colors and making these decisions are new to you.  After an ice cream sundae meeting at the Dairy Queen, we had a winner. New Grass Green. See sample here.


So we took the table ( which was a table I had previously used in my living room), which lacked a bit of 'little girl personality' and covered it with 2 coats of Glidden Premium Interior latex paint that I purchased at my local Home Depot. She helped with a few strokes and left the rest to mom. This is after one coat of paint.


Immediately, I could see how proud she was of "her" color decision and how that little green table will act as a symbol for years to come, and provide her the confidence to make other decisions in her life. 


I only wish every decision was going to be this easy. Speaking of easy and a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card,  leave me a comment below telling me what piece of furniture you have painted...or will paint, that provides inspiration for you.  Be sure to leave your email ( if I don't have it or you show up as a no reply) so there is a way to notify you if you are the lucky winner!

And don't forget to visit my Glidden Board on pinterest with my collection of inspiring pieces of painted furniture.  Good luck!




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131 comments:

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Love that little green table and more importantly, how you are grooming your little sweetie to make good decorating choices! You can never start too early!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So darling! Love that pink and green combo! And I'm eyeing that bed too -- where did you get it? :) Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So cute with that vibrant wallpaper. Looking forward to seeing the whole room.

Shannon Fox said...

Wise choice ;) The new green is the gem of the room and adds that perfect punch of color! It compliments everything so well. It super fun too :)))

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

Super cute green table! I'm in the process of painting the vanity and wall cabinet in our powder room and choose a green shade for that project and am loving the fresh energy it brings. Our half-bath is so small and doesn't offer many decor moments for adding personality so I'm being inspired with the pop 'o green in there.

Alison @ Ruffles and Ramblings said...

I'm in the midst of painting a rocking chair for my baby's room. It was the rocking chair my mom had for me when I was a baby, so I'm excited to have it in my own house!

Julie said...

I love your little green table!! I would love to paint our vanity. It's finished in oak, but needs a little facelift.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it is the perfect pop of green- her room is such a happy place!

Kristina Stredwick said...

I have painted SO many pieces of furniture over the years that i don't have just one favorite! But I LOVE that green color. Well Done!

cookielover said...

Love the pink and green combo!

Khadija--fromkhadija said...

I have a little round coffee table that I need to paint. I want to have some fun with it and paint it more than one color. It will remind me to keep things light and fun. I am loving all of the greens everyone is using and I would like to try some more green in ,y life as well.

babette thurston said...

I am in the process of tackling my vanity in the master bath! This would sure help! Love the green!

Mihills Family Blog said...

I had a rocker that my husband bought me for my birthday when I was pregnant with our first child. He is now 42. Needless to say, the rocker had seen better days. I decided to paint it black and it gave it a whole new life! I read in someone's blog that every room needs a touch of black and this rocker now gives our family room that perfect touch.

LeAnna said...

I love this little green table it would go perfect in my granddaughters room that I'm in the process of redoing...

thx. LeAnna

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Leslie B said...

Perfect color combo,.
Green is a happy color too!,
I am in love with the monogrammed lamp shade., could you please tell us how that was done?.,
Biddlemom@mail.com

Lori Barber said...

I love the green table. My 6 year old little girl would love it. I am getting ready to paint our fireplace screen. It is currently gold and I want it to be cream to match the antique window on the mantle. Thank you for your beautiful and uplifting blog...it always makes me smile. God bless!

KAREN said...

Love that wallpaper! Love that green color! Everything looks so bright and clean! If I had that very same green color, I would paint an old oak table that is not an heirloom, but has been passed between siblings for 40 years. It needs a good pick-me-up and that color would do it! Your daughter sounds cute and fun!

Sandy said...

I have painted a bookcase, tables and next would like to paint a dresser. My inspiration usually comes from fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Mimibs said...

I have an old chest of drawers in my keeping room. I am thinking of painting it mustard yellow...if I get the nerve!

Donnamae said...

I just about to paint the vanity in our powder room...I need something vibrant! ;)

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

That is such a beautiful shade of green and I am in love with that wallpaper!!!! Your daughter's room is so pretty!

Kirby Carespodi said...

Love "her" choice! I love Glidden and have some nasty paneling that I may be able to convince my husband to paint....

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

That is a great color choice. I am thinking of painting a chest of drawers that my mom gave me. Haven't decided on a color yet. xo Laura

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Lily's room is gorgeous! I am in love with everything in it, and the green color is the perfect accent color! I'm getting ready to paint some shutters green!

Simply LKJ said...

Love how it turned out. That vibrant green is perfect. I just finished painting my #2s bed and antique dresser...just in time for her to arrive home from college tomorrow night!!! Hopefully will get pics up this week.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/janewindham/status/486242733783142400

Anonymous said...

I would love to paint an old dresser I have. Great blog like this one provide me with inspiration and I love to paint. I also love Glidden products so I sure hope I win this one.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Kristi said...

just painted a dresser a beautiful teal blue and put it in the dining room and now we all want to eat and have a party in there.

Becky said...

I painted an old baby bed for my nieces in a beautiful pink and handpainted puppies...love the green!

MyKentuckyLiving My Kentucky Life said...

I have painted many pieces over the years. One of my favorites was a second hand dresser that I painted black for my daughter to use in her post grad school apartment. She has it in her married apartment now.
Right now I am thinking of painting a very old table/second hand store table for the back porch. Again...my intention is to paint it black to go with our black rocking chairs.
Love your green table too!

laura Madalene said...

This table is so cute and such a good idea! And both of my daughters are on the floor writing/coloring right now, haha. Maybe I need to make them a table like this!
House Designed

Laura Dowden said...

I love that green table and your little girls room! I am in the process of spray painting my dining room chairs. They were white and I am painting them Jade, which is about the color of Jadeite dishes. They look so much better!

srpprcrftr said...

Love that table Laura, so very pretty with the green you used against the pinks. Makes other things show up and be happy looking. Great choice of color.
The apple green I 've been using (spray paint from True Value Premium Apple Green) is very similar to your color. I've used it on several picture frames and going to paint my chif-a-robe in master that color with little bit of coral. Coral will be on walls, want room to be peaceful and light, not too glaring with colors. Have another little chest which will get some of the green also but lighter than chif-a-robe, will use more white on little chest. Can hardly wait to start. Our room is a good size with high ceilings so want it to be soft and calm for sleeping. But first I have to sand and we have to repair split sides of chif-a-robe. What I'll do with clothes etc in chif-a-robe while it's being painted I have no idea at this point. Ah just thought, have a few train cases so they'll sub in for while. Been thinking of painting them also for storage in our room. Our walk in closet is barely walk in so not much room for storage except shelf around top of closet. Think I'll be using parts of vintage tablecloths on train cases also. So many projects, not enough time it seems. You've inspired me to get started on these projects. Happy week

Kari Cox said...

Loooove the little green table! I painted a dresser with red chalk paint for my grandson's nursery, and hope it will be used and loved by him for years. Love your blog and am always excited to see it in my inbox! Thanks for the chance to win!

AnnaZed said...

I bought these perfectly ordinary step stools from Ikea and pained them red to make cute end tables out of them. That's the last project that I did.
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Lori said...

Your green and pink remind me of my favorite pink izod shirt from college. It had a bright green alligator on it. Your table looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the room!

mysweetiepiepie said...

I have a library table in my kitchen that I'm inspired to paint and use for dining.

Deborah Jones said...

Great inspiration! About to tackle a similar room for my girls. It's currently deep pink, white iron bed and brown comforter. Need to update! Love the green.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

How cute is that! I just painted my daughters dressing table "pale banana" and don't let the "pale" part fool ya! Sunglasses needed.. but it's cute. It's popping along with the bright pink like your daughters. Great minds... maybe? Ha!

Jayme said...

Love Love Love the table and the greater lessen of empowerment! I just finished painting and upholstering a pine and wrought iron king size head and foot board. It had set in my garage for over a year...I was inspired to redo it with impending visits from my sister and nephews!

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Natalie said...

I just bought a cheap table and 4 chairs from craigslist that I am planning on painting black and sanding the surfaces (wood).

Natalie said...

I tweeted publicly about this promotion and my twitter id is @yarbr012 https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/486298923988811777

Mami2jcn said...

I'd like to paint a dresser.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

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karen@somewhatquirky said...

Well Laura, it would be easier for me to tell you the furniture that I haven't painted. Oh wait, I can't think of any. All of my furniture has meaning to me - a story. I have a bed painted a green very close to the one you used and I love it. The table is perfect! Good coaching mom!

Jessica To said...

I have a table in my addition that I would love to paint and spruce up!
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simply domestified said...

I also have a side table that I really needs a makeover. Love the color choice for your daughter!
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Teresa said...

Love that green! I am getting ready to paint our nightstands

kellyr78 said...

I would like to paint the end table in my living room to add some color to that space.

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kellyr78 said...

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE the color!! Did I miss a full room reveal??

Elena said...

I will paint a table

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Elena said...

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joyhester said...

I have a little chair from Goodwill.

Linh C. said...

What a darling table! I would like to repaint my computer desk.

sarah said...

I would love to try and paint a bench I have if only I can find the courage to go for it! :)
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lil_lady_dz said...

We have this old wooden cabinet in storage I would like to spruce up with some paint, and put it in the dining room. lil_lady_dz@yahoo.com

lil_lady_dz said...

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Kara said...

This table is adorable and the color choice is fabulous! I have an old school desk that I'd love to paint! Great giveaway!

akronugurl said...

i wanna paint my table

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carol jane said...

My first furniture painting project was a cute little night stand my daughter used when she was a little girl. I painted it white with gray trim. I was so proud of myself. Came out bett then I expected. I have 2 cabinets waiting to be painted. Can't wait to get started! Love your green table.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

I absolutely love the green on Lily's table. So pretty. I am about to paint a table in Wynn's room. I can't wait to find time to do it. :)

Julie Reinwald said...

What a sweet room. And the green table definitely gives an unexpected and whimsical pop...so fun! I have painted a little end table in my sun porch a similar green and love it :) I'd also like to find a coffee table for that room and do something fun with paint there. Just in case my lucky day is on the horizon, here is my email ;) wreinwald@neb.rr.com

Anonymous said...

New nightstands! Ordered new, unfinished nightstands with the plan to add a couple of painted pieces to our master bedroom! I've painted a few odd side tables, am getting ready to paint a couple of side chairs.

renee

jerethomas@yahoo.com

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh a great choice on the color!!!...I am loving her room!!!...I bought an antique Thomasville Chair Company desk last weekend...I was thinking of not painting it...but I may change my mind!...however, definitely painting a small antique coffee table soon!...

Kelly said...

I love the green color your daughter chose for that cute little table! It pulls out the green in the wallpaper. Her room is darling! I recently painted my coffee table, so right now it is giving me my greatest joy.

Tina Matteson said...

The first real furniture I painted was my dining room table and six chairs, about 3 years ago. It started me on a journey that has been amazing... now nearly everything in my home came from either the trash, a yard sale or thrift store, and everything has been beautifully transformed by the power of paint and elbow grease! Thanks for this opportunity to win! singin(at)compuserve(dot)com

donut62 said...

I have painted my china cabinet, I was hesitant and it took forever to get going but once I got it done I was inspired to beautify some other pieces!

Elaine O'Connor said...

Love, love the green. I painted a desk a deep red for my son's room and have always loved it. Thanks

One Frugal Girl said...

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One Frugal Girl said...

I painted a set of old wooden stools. They looked like new when I was finished.

onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

L Ald said...

That green is a great choice. You've tought her well. I painted our homeschool room chairs tourquoise. I love it everytime i walk into the room. I have various shades spread across the room for balance. Blue has always made me smile.

L Ald said...

That green is a great choice. You've tought her well. I painted our homeschool room chairs tourquoise. I love it everytime i walk into the room. I have various shades spread across the room for balance. Blue has always made me smile.

Sandy said...

My granddaughter's room needs a pop of color with all the pinks. I promised her that the desk which was her mother's would be painted this summer. We are searching for " that just right " paint color now. Your daughter's room is adorable.

Lisa Brown said...

i have a wrought iron table that has been calling for me to repaint it for so long; have been procrastinating on it

Lisa Brown said...

https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/486892142837514240

Ashley said...

I'd love to repaint our desk, I used the wrong kind of paint on it when I painted it a few years ago and it's looking pretty awful

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I recently painted a bookshelf for my Son's room and I am not entirely disappointed in the result

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Kristen said...

tweeted
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Kristen said...

I want to paint a cute little chair. (like one I bought that had been redone & is adorable!)

Denise Turner said...

An old coffee table my husband put together with legs off an old table and wood from the garage.

BeeBubbaBella said...

I want to paint my girls bunk bed

BeeBubbaBella said...

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latanya t said...

I would paint mu cupboards

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latanya t said...

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ellie said...

I have an old wooden trunk from the 1920's that belonged to my grandmother. I've been saying I was going to restore and paint it for years.

ellie said...

tweet
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Anonymous said...

My old media cabinet currently being used to store fabric

Ms. Siefker said...

I love your green table!!! angiesiefker@gmail.c

rachel said...

I want to paint my table.

chambanachik said...

I painted an old dresser when I was a teenager, and now my daughter has it in her room! :)

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Suzanne Dobson said...

I rescued and adorable Adirondack style table on the side of the road recently, and am looking forward to painting it a pretty grass green color. It will be my very first painting project ever. Wish me luck!

Maria said...

I like the green table!

Anonymous said...

green is my favorite color! Carol C.

carol chew said...

green is my favorite color!

618mom said...

I have an old dresser that is screaming to get painted. vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

618mom said...

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Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the colors in this room! I'm not much of a furniture painter, but I have painted a chair for the master bedroom! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Barbara Montag said...

I have a dresser passed to me from my mom that I want to repaint.
Just not sure of how I want to do it.
thank you
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Barbara Montag said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/488485308917243904

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Suzy Handgraaf said...

Love it, Laura! It's a great color.

Ruffles and Relics said...

very cute and love the wallpaper too!

Cindy Scagnegatti said...

Love the color combo in this room! My next paint project is a double rocker that I found on the side of the road. I can't wait to give it a little tlc and to give it a second chance on my deck. J.cscagnegatti@yahoo.com

Ashley @ fleming_fam@att.net said...

Ashley
I love the way the table turned out, and the lamp is just too cute! I have painted our vanity in the master bath, and will soon tackle our kitchen cabinets.

jackie said...

I just bought a large chalkboard for my kitchen wall and want to paint the frame. I also painted some of my bedroom furniture black.

jackie said...

I just bought a large chalkboard for my kitchen that I want to add a pop of color too. And painted some bedroom furtniture.

ozzie82@embarqmail.com

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Tweet-tweet https://twitter.com/HousepitalityD/status/488775034802950145

JC said...

I would like to paint our bookshelves, it'd make a fun project to enjoy with kids.

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/488888709710770176

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

LOVE that fresh green table! Such a fun color! Life to the full! Melissa

Amy said...

I painted a sewing desk that I found on Craigslist, and I love it so much! It's a bright shade of turquoise. :-)

LaurelE said...

I painted a run down little side table with a cool, metallic gun-metal shade. Paint is a budget friendly, DIY way to bring fresh impact to any size project!

Tina said...

I painted my son’s old baby crib white and transferred it into a outdoor bench.
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Tina said...

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Cheryl said...

I have plans to paint my daughter's desk & dresser that she has had since she was very young. thesimplyblogs at gmail dot com

Cheryl said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/SavingForLater/status/491290008058224640

Amy said...

I absolutely love the green you picked! I've painted a side table for our "foyer" area i'm looking to paint lots of frames to spruce things up! periwinkleamy at gmail dot com

Shelly Peterson said...

I would love to redo an old dresser my grandma gave me with a nice color of paint and some new knobs.
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Shelly Peterson said...

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susan1215 said...

I painted an older dresser I have had for years. I painted it white and make it look almost new.
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susan1215 said...

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Pamela said...

Love how the table turned out Laura. Your daughters room turned out amazing!

Elle said...

I painted an older bookcase that was a hand me down a few years ago a lavender color. I love it and now it's filled with books.
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Elle said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/492819738767405056

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Ashley said...

I've painted my dresser.

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Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I would really like to antique paint the wardrobe in my entry room.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/494228720614273024

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