Child's Table Makeover

Today, I am sharing a favorite little corner in my house.

This little table and chairs has been a favorite of my kids for years, ever since my oldest was a toddler.  All these years later, my youngest two (now seven and six) still use it.  They love to have breakfast, lunch and snacks there.  They also like to use it to color, paint, or build with Legos.  It has been a great little set.  It hasn't always looked like this though.

The only picture I could find of it in its previous state, was this one in the nursery in our previous house.  It doesn't look bad in this picture, but trust me, by the time I got around to making it over, it was in serious need of it.  My boys had not been easy on it.

I figured as long as I was making it over, I might as well make it a little more fun.  So, I painted the table a soft gray.  I painted one chair a fun green color, and the other a pretty aqua. (Colors, I liked and would go with our dining area, but also were boy friendly.)  I finished off the top with a food safe clear coat, and this little table has been holding up beautifully for the last few months!

The bouquet that decorates this table, (and that I sadly cut the top off in this picture), was made for me by my then first grader for mothers day this year.  The flowers are his hand prints that have been wrapped around pipe cleaners.  He was so excited to give it to me, and I love it!  It is the perfect little decoration for this table.  He loves it, and it makes me happy, so I imagine it will be staying for awhile.

I love those flowers, I love this table, and I love the little boys that sit at it!!