Monday, November 23, 2009


I have been wanting to paint my kitchen table for quite awhile. It is just an antique round oak pedestal table that I bought for nothing several years ago. I have always had to keep a table cloth over it b/c someone did a terrible job refinishing the top of it.

My buffet is also a solid oak piece that was beautifully restored. I just think it is a lot of OAK in our small little eating area and have been itching to redo it.

SO, the other day I saw this paint job on My Sweet Savannah's blog post:

And I just KNEW this is what I wanted for my kitchen table. Lucky for me, a friend of ours manages the Sherman Williams in town and was able to get me the products needed to come close to this look.

My question is this?

Can you have too much distressed stuff in a house? I don't want to go overboard but just love the look.

Nothing in our den is distressed except for a set of cabinets. In our kitchen just an antique high chair.

Tess' room has the hutch I redid, an antique toy chest, distressed rocker that has been reupolstered and her night table is lightly distressed.

I think that is really it in the house.

SO is another piece going to be over kill?


Sara and Trey said...

No. It's never overkill if you like it! Go for it. That will look fantastic!

The Soladay Family said...

I agree! If you love it! It will look awesome with all your fun colors!

Sassafrass Jane said...

I think one piece (or a couple little ones) per room are okay. But I have a friend who has distressed overkill house. Looks like an antique store. And not in a good way. And it's kinda smelly.
I think she didn't do it on her own, I think she bought stuff that way. Come to think of it, I might not consider her a friend.
Sorry, tangent, point being, I think you're okay!

Vintage Junky said...

That is going to be a beautiful finish.... I do believe you can overkill it... especially with very distressed furniture. I think, like the others, that you are good. I can't wait to see the finished project!

Smiles~ Michelle

starnes family said...

Yes, you can over-do it. Just like other techniques, too much is too much in my opinion.

But, it will marry nicely with your schmancy kitchen and countertops.

I think TOO much distressing and antiquing looks like you're trying too hard. Not the case in your house.

You have my blessing.

MamaSue said...

I think it would be perfect! Especially if you can swing those chairs we looked at in Sundance. I really thought your post was going to be about painting your cabinets. Wait until you see what we will be doing to our house soon. I love the no bueno comment in your last post...Rick says that all the time and I think I know where you both got it from.