Black and White Striped Table

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.
kitchen makeover ideas
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!
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. laxsupermom posted on March 11, 2011 at 4:57 am (#

    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 posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:07 am (#

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

  3. Bobbi posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:17 am (#

    That looks fantastic!!!! Great job!

  4. Brianna! posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:24 am (#

    oh me oh my
    I am in LOVE with this

    fantastic RE-DO


  5. Brittany posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:39 am (#

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

  6. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:48 am (#

    that looks so great!!

  7. Jennifer posted on March 11, 2011 at 7:01 am (#

    Fabulous! Really striking combination of the black and white :)

  8. The Answer Is Chocolate posted on March 11, 2011 at 8:34 am (#

    Wow this looks fantabulous! I am in love with your table!

  9. jasper posted on March 11, 2011 at 8:35 am (#

    Wow…great make over!! Thinking you need to come to my house!!! Looks great!

  10. The Brownings posted on March 11, 2011 at 9:17 am (#

    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!

  11. Amber posted on March 11, 2011 at 9:31 am (#

    I love it! Your house is so stinkin cute!

  12. Renee posted on March 11, 2011 at 10:17 am (#

    The table looks amazing!

  13. Amy posted on March 11, 2011 at 10:22 am (#

    How fun!

  14. Kara posted on March 11, 2011 at 11:17 am (#

    Wow! I LOVE it!!! I also love the changes to the chandelier!!

  15. melanzana posted on March 11, 2011 at 11:27 am (#

    Ovo je prekrasno…

  16. Bliss Images posted on March 11, 2011 at 11:31 am (#

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

  17. Barefoot Apron posted on March 11, 2011 at 11:47 am (#

    {LOVE} the boldness of it. :) keep up the good work!

  18. Heidi posted on March 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm (#

    It looks amazing! Come decorate my house!!

  19. Dezeray Jule posted on March 11, 2011 at 12:27 pm (#

    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….

  20. Necha posted on March 11, 2011 at 12:27 pm (#

    Love it!

  21. Anthony and Erin Mills posted on March 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm (#

    love it!

  22. Sommer posted on March 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm (#

    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!


  23. The Keele's posted on March 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm (#

    Can I have your kitchen??? :D

  24. Burke & Chelle posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm (#

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

  25. Janine posted on March 11, 2011 at 8:28 pm (#

    Spectacularly fabulous!

  26. Life In The Thrifty Lane posted on March 11, 2011 at 9:56 pm (#

    It looks amazing! Great job :)

  27. Anna posted on March 11, 2011 at 10:22 pm (#



  28. Chrissie posted on March 11, 2011 at 10:29 pm (#

    Your table is amazing! I love the black and white!

  29. Jen @ posted on March 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm (#

    Your table is so fun!!

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


  30. Kara @ Mine for the Making posted on March 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm (#

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

  31. Marriah posted on March 12, 2011 at 9:57 am (#

    I love it! I am currently in the works of tunring my kitchen black, white and green. I am going to paint my kitchen table how you did your first but opposite black on top and white on the bottom. All I have done so far is the two chairs that go in there

  32. Lauren posted on March 12, 2011 at 10:38 am (#

    Looks AMAZING!!!!! Nice job

  33. Denissa posted on March 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm (#

    Awesome job!! I love it :)

  34. Becky posted on March 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm (#

    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.

  35. Kirsten posted on March 12, 2011 at 4:55 pm (#

    I LOVE IT! They both look fantastic!

  36. AliLilly posted on March 12, 2011 at 6:28 pm (#

    WHOA!!! I love it! LOVE IT!

  37. Kristy Carberry posted on March 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm (#

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

  38. Creative Escapes posted on March 12, 2011 at 9:27 pm (#

    This is awesome!!! I simply adore it!

  39. Ty and Whitty posted on March 12, 2011 at 10:20 pm (#

    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.

  40. Vivienne @ the V Spot posted on March 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm (#

    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!)

  41. Nike posted on March 12, 2011 at 11:06 pm (#

    Ooooooo! Adore, adore, adore.

  42. Heather posted on March 13, 2011 at 5:33 am (#

    I absolutely love this. You did such an awesome job with the distressing.

  43. Amy Kirchhoff posted on March 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm (#

    This is about perfect! Fab job, lady!

  44. Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun posted on March 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm (#

    featured this on my blog today!

  45. Denise posted on March 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm (#

    Love it! Very clever idea.

  46. Neabear posted on March 15, 2011 at 12:36 am (#

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


  47. Humble Homemaker posted on March 15, 2011 at 1:46 am (#

    I love it! So sytlish and chic. Very cool. :)
    Humble Homemaking

  48. KerrieLynn posted on March 15, 2011 at 9:36 am (#

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  49. Terry posted on March 15, 2011 at 10:39 am (#

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

  50. Kara posted on March 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm (#

    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!

  51. Heather posted on March 16, 2011 at 10:22 am (#

    That looks excellent! Great job!

  52. posted on March 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm (#

    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!!!

  53. radn posted on March 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm (#

    Love the new look! Very unique!

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  54. Katie @ EyeSpyDIY posted on March 18, 2011 at 8:26 am (#

    So cute. I think the white knobs really make it pop. Great work!

  55. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More posted on March 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm (#

    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!

  56. Star Graf Design posted on March 19, 2011 at 9:44 am (#

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


  57. The BabbyMama posted on March 19, 2011 at 11:12 am (#

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

  58. shopannies posted on March 19, 2011 at 1:34 pm (#

    what a classy look love it

  59. Kara posted on March 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm (#

    It turned out awesome! I am featuring it tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

  60. Pam posted on March 23, 2011 at 5:14 pm (#

    The stripes really add to it. Looks great. Nice job.

  61. AGohl posted on March 25, 2011 at 6:03 am (#

    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!

  62. craftyashley posted on March 25, 2011 at 8:37 am (#

    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!

  63. Christina @ The Tattered Tag posted on March 27, 2011 at 9:43 am (#

    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

  64. Nikki posted on March 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm (#

    This is Gorgeous! Beautiful Job!

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  66. Kristina posted on April 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm (#

    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! :)

  67. Amy @ Positively Splendid posted on May 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm (#

    This is absolutely fabulous! I love black and white, too. :)

  68. linda @ craftaholics anonymous posted on May 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm (#

    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!

  69. Holly L posted on May 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm (#

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

  70. Dawn posted on May 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm (#

    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 posted on May 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm (#

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

  71. Joy Craft posted on December 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm (#

    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.

  72. ronna posted on October 5, 2012 at 6:06 am (#


  73. Cathy Williams posted on November 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm (#

    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!!

  74. jenny bennett posted on December 31, 2012 at 12:39 am (#

    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

  75. Cynthia posted on October 4, 2015 at 6:50 am (#

    Hi I just joined your blog and fell in love with your kitchen and dining room table makeover. I just purchased a home this August and I’m looking to paint my dining room table black. My table is identical to yours minus the bench and it is in dire need of a makeover. I  want to paint the table and chairs black and I was wondering if you have a tutorial for your dining room table makeover? This will be my first project and I am excited to start. 

    • Laura Capello posted on October 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm (#

      Here’s a recent tutorial of painting a desk, it would be very similar! :)