Coloring the Table

With two weeks left until Easter and Spring officially under way, I decided to decorate my newly restored dining room table.

I have been itching to decorate it with chalk. I went back and forth on what to draw and finally decided on a table runner with the candle stand as the centerpiece. It was so much fun drawing on the table with chalk. It reminded me of my college days… the table was just a big blank canvas. Except for this was a way cheaper than most of my art projects!

The candle stand had been sitting in the center of the table for several days. Wednesday, I decided to sit down and have a little fun. As I was brainstorming, I just decided to start drawing blades of grass sprouting out of the center of the table. One thing led to another and the grass kept going to both ends of the table!

I didn’t get too heavy on the greenery since it is for a Spring table runner. The best part was if I messed up or wanted to change something I could just wipe it down and start over! Oh, if only everything in life could be that simple.

I couldn’t resist pulling out this turquoise pottery to set the table with. It is Crossroads pottery and is made in Mississippi.

And since I’m not used to having a table that’s not completely covered up I made some impromptu place mats by spreading a cloth napkin out. I just love the way they look with the pottery. They could use a little pressing though. Oops!

The candle holder floats around the house for all sorts of decorative displays. And while I am not much for bunny or egg displays, I couldn’t resist hanging these decorative eggs from the branches.

(If you look in the background, you might catch a glimpse of a bunny that did make it out for Easter and another look at the pom-poms over the mantel.)

Michael Luke and I shared a nice dinner (baked falafel, rice, and zucchini) at our Spring table last night.

So because of my new chalkboard table top, I was able to add a little Spring flair to our table for nothing! I think I am going to like this method of decorating! If turning your table top into a chalkboard is out of the question for you, I have seen chalkboard place mats.

What about you? Have you decorated your table for Easter or Spring yet? Do you have a set of dishes you like to use for Spring?

Oh, and for anyone who might be wondering how my week went, I was able to get the house cleaned. Somehow I managed to find a little more free time than I normally have. Good thing because we have family coming into town this weekend! Here’s to hoping the house stays this clean for more than a few days.

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6 thoughts on “Coloring the Table

  1. Anna (My Design Ethos)

    I love the idea of painting a piece of furniture with chalkboard paint! I think this would be especially fun for a children’s room so they could “draw” on the furniture too 🙂

    On a side note, your dining room looks lovely – and the bright white table is the perfect addition! xx

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    1. Krystle Post author

      Thank you! I am hoping our little girl will love drawing on it when she gets older. I think it will make the perfect family/craft table.

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