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So I had an itch. I needed wanted to paint something reallll  bad! Do you ever get that way? I really didn’t need anymore furniture, so I thought I would re-do one of the pieces I already had. The kitchen table needed to go first! I painted it white over a year age (which I have loved), however my son unfortunately got the best of it. square kitchen table
So I decided to make a change…
how to paint a table
Do ANY of you remember my first kitchen table makeover? Probably not. I think a year ago there was only about 50 people reading this blog. I originally found this table on craigslist for $60 bucks! With the chairs! I thought that was an awesome deal.. because this is a real sturdy table. In this picture I didn’t have the leaf in, it’s in now. I love the square look.image
I did love the plain white and black… but I’m LOVING the stripes so much better. Okay and please notice the chandelier. I’ve hated it for the past year and FINALLY did something about it!
I also have to say I think my photography has gotten A LOT better. That picture is horrible. lol.
My table was definitely in dire need of a makeover! Between paint, crayons, spaghetti stains, fork marks… you name it, it was trashed! Okay maybe not trashed but it definitely wasn’t holding up well. I did things a little different this time… and I’m hoping it will withstand Carson’s destruction.
I’ve always been a black and white kind of girl… it just looks so classy! I knew I wanted to keep the table black and white, I just wanted the black  to be a little more dominant. I also knew I wanted some type of design on top. I was thinking of doing a chevron pattern at first, but then I just decided to stick with the classic stripes. I’m glad I did.
distressing furniture
I LOVE how it turned out. At first I thought I went a little over board on the distressing, but I think it’s perfect! If Carson drags his fork on the table… all the better! ;)
I also gave my candle a little makeover. What do you think?
chandelier makeover
Ah  the Chandelier looks SO much better!! A little trim goes  a LONG way! Thank you Jo-Ann’s 50% off coupons! Here is the tutorial for the cord cover.
chandelier cord covers
I also made this cord cover that took seriously five minutes. Why didn’t I do this sooner?
striped table
So there you have it… my Black and White Striped Table.
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I think it looks awesome in our kitchen. I can’t believe it’s already been a year since our kitchen makeover. Crazy how time flies!
So what do you think?
I think I’m in LOVE.
Stay tuned to for more details on this project. I’ll fill you in on all the how-to’s. :)
Happy Friday!
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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76 Responses to “Black and White Striped Table”

  1. laxsupermom

    It looks fantastic! Love all the changes! Love the trim on the chandelier shades, and the striping on the table! Your little one is just adorable, too! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked

    LOVE this. The stripes are gorgeous and I love the updates to the chandelier :) Great job!

  3. Brittany

    Wow! It looks fantastic! I'm glad you went with stripes too. Chevron may have looked too busy.

  4. The Brownings

    Oh I love it!! I actually remember, the first time I started reading your blog was during your kitchen makeover! That's what made me stick around! You are just fabulous and I LOVE the chandelier! I love how the entire room comes together with your table and the pop of color with the curtains is perfect! Good job you!

  5. Bliss Images

    I have a table that is very similar, it is in need of a makeover. Thanks for sharing! New follower from Blissimagesandbeyond. :-)

  6. Dezeray Jule

    I LOVE it! such a good idea… I love black and white too… I just finished remodeling my bathroom and i did it black and white. white walls with 3 black stripes going across….

  7. Sommer

    These kinds of projects make me kick myself for not reaching out of my comfort zone! I would have been too scared to do something like this but yet it turned out so INCREDIBLE! Thanks so much for linking up to the VIP party @ Designer Garden! Hope to see you again next week with another great project!


  8. Burke & Chelle

    That seriously looks amazing! I love it!! I"m so going to have to try that someday :)

  9. Jen @

    Your table is so fun!!

    I shared it on my TT&J FB page. Love it!


  10. Kara @ Mine for the Making

    GORGEOUS!!! Turned out so lovely! What a smokin deal! $60!!

  11. Becky

    LOVE the table!!!! The cord cover is very cute. Did you use velcor or how did you put it on? My husband would kill me if I tell him we have to take down the chandelier to put on a cord cover.

  12. Kristy Carberry

    Great job. I love the table, but the chandelier really makes a big difference!

  13. Ty and Whitty

    I am in love with this table. Are you sure you don't want to give it to me? ok ok I will just put this in my inspiration folder. I need something striped in my home for sure. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the opportunity to participate in your link party. I am new to the whole crafty thing and it is so much fun.

  14. Vivienne @ the V Spot

    Oh wow! That is quite a transformation! I love how you distressed the edges too. Great job!
    (And yes, I like the candle re-do too!)

  15. Neabear

    That do-over looks wonderful! You did and awesome job on it. The whole room looks great. Now I am drooling….


  16. Terry

    It looks amazing. I especially love your chandelier transformation. I can hardly believe that's the same lamp. Beautiful.

  17. Kara

    I {LOVE} black and white too! Now you just need to come to my house and re-vamp my furniture. It looks so modern chic! Happy Crafting!

  18. [email protected]

    LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


    I am CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAZY about this!

    I HEART, I Heart Naptime! :0)

    Love for you to come link up and share!!!

  19. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    Very, very cool. I like the stripes better than chevron too. But, hey, the next time you get an itch to paint, grab a canvas, or piece of paper, and drop by and try out one of my tutes. I seriously need some testers! 'Course, guess I could actually invite people to try them out . . . duh!

    Have a great weekend!

  20. Star Graf Design

    I love it. Can't go wrong with black and white in or near the kitchen.


  21. The BabbyMama

    Awesome! I just showed it to my husband who is totally in favor of doing this to our own table, yay!

  22. AGohl

    What an awesome idea! I would never ever have thought of doing stripes on a table like that, but it turned out fantastic! Love the chandelier too!

  23. craftyashley

    I have that table, and let me tell you $50 for it was a GREAT deal. The finish on the top of ours is starting to wear- who knew Clorox wipes could be a problem?!
    I will definitely think about doing some stripes!

  24. Christina @ The Tattered Tag

    Such a nifty idea!! I too have be bitten by the paint bug. :) Thank you for linking up to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week. This weeks blog bash is in full swing again!! If you haven't already please be sure & link up more of your creativity, I look forward to seeing all your great ideas. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

  25. Kristina

    I just love this! The stripes are a very nice touch! I do like how the black is a little more dominant!

    I have a distressed coffee table, so when the puppy was teething, no big deal. I think distressed is the way to go! :)

  26. linda @ craftaholics anonymous

    Hey girl! Love it! Your kitchen is to die for! Big thumbs up over here ;o)

    So are you going to CE or Spark? I would love to room with you! CE would have been tons funner if you’d crashed in the closet with me more! lol that sounds bad. ANYWAYS…..

    happy crafting!

  27. Holly L

    The stripes are fabulous! Classic – you cannot go wrong. What a great “punch” to the room. Pretty chandelier too.

  28. Dawn

    Oh my stars, I love it – have always adored the crisp contrast of black and white stripes – it can be sophisticated or it can be wacky. And on a table, in that setting, it’s the coolest thing I have ever seen!!!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      ah thank you! I’m definitely a sucker for black & white stripes! :)

  29. Joy Craft

    Now you just need to come to my house and re-vamp my furniture. Your table is so fun!! You did such an awesome job with the distressing.

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  31. Cathy Williams

    I don’t know when you did your table and chandelier, but I do love it so much!!! Just have to tell you, I was in a shop last week and saw a table and chairs done similar and they wanted $499 for the table and 4 chairs. So, doing it yourself sure saves a lot of money. Anyway, I wanted to ask you if you have thought about changing your curtains. I would love to see black & white toille in there. Hint: You can order off ebay cheap cheap cheap or you can make them yourself if you sew. Love your work!!

  32. jenny bennett

    so can you tell me how exactly you made the cord covers on you light ive been thinking about making these but trying to find easiest way thanks jenny