Monday, April 11, 2011

Tickled Pink

Remember when I mentioned that our living room/dining room had already seen some dramatic changes, ones that may surprise you? I thought I might give a little peek!




Huh, what? Where's the white table???


I found this chinoiserie table earlier this winter and decided that it was just too darned neat to go with white. Plus the idea of distressed bamboo just doesn't seem to go together for me. So I let it sit and decided to let the table tell me what it wanted to be.

I worked around it for months and out of the blue I turned, looked at the table and knew that it had decided to be pink. A fun, vibrant pink.


So I decided to just be safe and try googling "pink dining table" to see what the results may look like. Would it be insanely girly, too childish? But to my surprise, I was unable to actually track down a photo of a pink table!! Lots of pink rooms, pink accessories, but not hot pink tables.

It took a little courage, but as soon as the first coat was on I knew it was the right choice.

{if anyone knows how to get that white oxyclean residue out of sisal rugs PLEASE share!}

Wren spilt her juice there and I can't seem to get the soapy feel out now!


It may never find another home because I know it is a bit of an unusual design statement, but I am already have SOOOOO much fun putting together our Spring dining room. We are lightening up the drapes, bringing in a new sideboard and have a REALLY REALLY fun tablescape in progress that will be the perfect place to celebrate Easter breakfast and a Mother's day brunch.


And in the event it hangs around for a while, I think Wren and I may hold a very merry un-birthday out in the yard around the table (After 27 years of winter/christmas birthday's I think I want to try a sunny warm one)!

47 comments:

Melodie said...

I love it! Pink is one of my favourite colours and I think you did a great job :)

Comeca Jones said...

I love your table!Perfectly pink!

The enchanted home said...

Looks amazing...love it! And thats a gorgeous shade of pink. Makes it look so current and happy!

Nicole Marie said...

OBSESSED!! love it! i want a pink table now

Swirls of Happy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I looks perfect next to the White :)

Courtney @ reckless-glamour.com said...

Loving the pink table. If I lived near you I'd buy it! Where are the chair slipcovers from? I've been on a hunt.

Chrissie said...

This looks amazing! You were right on with your color choice. I would totally have to keep it!

Cereal In My Stiletto said...

I LOVE your pink dining table! The risk of color definitely paid off!

decorating diva {aka deanna} said...

awesome! pink is it these days! it looks great w/ the style of the table too!

Amber's Notebook said...

SO cute!! Love it holly, it's so different!
Amber's Notebook

Little Lovables said...

wow, I truly adore it!

The Painted Parlor said...

I<3ve it! I don't think I could pull it off in my space. I think it looks amazing with your background decor. Standing next to that gorgeous mirror....Ooh, la, la!

Pawleys Island Posh said...

wow! I can't say I LOVE it enough. I emailed this to my husband in the hopes that he'll let me paint our dining room table pink instead of white now!

Stacey said...

That pink tbale is beautiful!!! I'd love something like that!

xoxo
Stacey

http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.com/

Bret said...

Stop right now Holly! Coming over right now for tea. (i wish)

You're a genius.

Danielle said...

i love love love it!

Melissa said...

love it! pretty in pink! =)

I havce a sisal rug & my dog had an accident on it (whoops!) I cleaned it was oxy clean & it left a spot as well. Thankfully, tt eventurally disappeared on it's own! It was a few weeks. I hope yours disappears on its own too!!

Mandy said...

Wow!! Pink makes me so happy. What a perfect pop of color!!

Brianne said...

That is beautiful!!
Can I ask where you got your mirror? It is amazing!!
jakebri@gmail.com

Rayia said...

Holly,

I LOVE THE TABLE!!! It's so fun. It's the exact color I was also thinking about painting my table!

Joybird said...

A pink un-birthday table is just too cool!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

OH. MY. GOSH. I love it!!! Beautiful shade of pink too!!! :)

Brandy said...

I love your bravery! Just when we thought we knew you with all your whispery-whiteness, you bust out the pink paint! I love the High Dah-Rah-Mah it throws into the room...please, please, please tell us what color it is!

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Awesome Holly!! I absolutely love it. Also wondering how you manage to snag such great things, I can never find a table like that when I go out...

Since going pink would mean I'd have the change everything on the main floor (due to our stupid small "great room" concept), I'll have to pass. But if that baby ever goes turquoise, I expect an email! I could be there in 15 minutes!

Pine Tree Home said...

First of all the legs on that table are AMAZING. And the PINK...well, it's just fabulous. Great choice.

Allison said...

I love that table! It is the perfect shade of pink and makes quite a statement. It looks wonderful with all of your white. That is a fun table, Holly. I think you need to keep that one!

livingwellonthecheap said...

I LOVE it! Look at that honeysuckle pink! Isn't that the color of the year or something? You're right on trend and it's just in time for spring!

Nutbird said...

Maybe you could paint the spot with a tan marker, or use some water color paint. Love the table! That would never fly in my house. Ann

Amanda said...

this is insane. and i love it! hahaha. i cannot wait to see what changes you make... that room is already gorgeous so if you have something to change, wow!

and you know i've been dying to see the master bedroom updates. lol. ours is still a work in progress... as is every other room in the house. ;)

Ellie said...

love pink! l.o.v.e.l.o.v.e.l.o.v.e.this table!
so fun!

Jennifer said...

I love it! Looks awesome!

GloamingDesigns said...

hello! i'm a new reader to your blog but i just had to pop in for this post and say: amazing! i love the table and the lines are so gorgeous! and i know what you mean about knowing the table decided to be pink - isn't that the most exciting feeling?! :)

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow I love the pink table so unique!!!

Tracey said...

For the spot, just keep rinsing with water and blotting with a towel. Eventually it should all come out.

Apple Box Boutique said...

Honeysuckle is a big colour for this year, and in the pics your beautiful new table looks distinctly that hue, Holly. Nice!!!

Melissa said...

I LOVE it. Its gorgeous and pretty and perfect. How fun and daring.

Vintage Home said...

That looks wonderful!..The colour PINK you choose is stunning! I love the bamboo element!...even if you get tired of it you seem very good with a paint brush...you can change it!
glad you are having some sun...we had two days...but now cold clouds!

Kacey said...

I think it's fabulous! I always dream of going bold with one of our pieces...and it never quite happens.

Brittany Michelle Ragsdale said...

Holly I LOVE the table!! This Hot Pink is the color of the year and I am loving using it as island and accents color in me new houses! I adore you and your blog, and was so surprised to see the bright new dining table! It made my day! You know I LOVE color!

Karyn said...

I love this table & how bold you were to paint it pink !
You have given me some thoughts on a project I am about to tackel.
Karyn x

Rachael said...

I love the pink - it's so unexpected but it also makes sense. So good when you follow your gut. I hope you never get rid of that table! It seems like such a rare find.

Hilary Inspired said...

I absolutely love it, Holly!! I think you courage paid off with a unique piece that I'm sure many others will love as well! (Love the new site look too!)

kcinteriors said...

It's the perfect color! Amazed!

Michelle Richardson said...

The table looks beautiful in your dining space . . . very well executed! How does your hubby feel about it??? I'm not sure mine would be on board with pink anything.

Krista said...

That table looks amazing! It makes me want to drive up to Canada just to buy it from you!

Pawleys Island Posh said...

what color pink did you use?

lori said...

Vinegar will get the residue out.

 
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