Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ballard Inspired Nesting Tables

I hope that you all are staying warm in this frigid weather. We have had so much fun in the snow! Living in the moment, we are:o)
 I told you guys that I had started on some projects before the snow hit, and that I had one more to complete.
Well it is finished...YAY!! And I LOVE how it turned out.

Here is the inspiration for my project today.

Courtesy of Ballard Designs  
These tables are from Ballard Designs and run about $250 for the set. They are beautiful, but are waaaay out of my price range. I have wanted some sort of game table to go in front of the window by the fireplace for quite a while now, but had never found exactly what I was looking for. After seeing Ballard's nesting tables, I knew that those were IT. I had a vision and a mission to find similar tables. 

And here we have them. Given to us. The hubs helped a sweet woman move into her new house and she had these tables that wouldn't fit into her new home. I was very, very excited about these. They just needed a good sanding was all.

And here is my version of the nesting game tables.

They are more cottage-y and fit my decor better.
The taping of the two smaller pieces was very labor intensive, but well worth the effort put into it, I believe.

Are you feelin' it? 

I am really happy with how these turned out and the total cost for me was $7(spray paint and primer)

Now I just need some checkers and chess pieces and we will be set. 
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Deanna said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE them! I like yours better than the originals! Great job!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

they look great! glad you were able to complete your vision.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! This is so cute and creative. I love it!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are AMAZING! What a great gift! I love the game boards on top!

Tire Swing Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome tables - better than the Ballard ones! I wish I could luck up on a good find like that! ;)
Thanks for sharing.

Quilt Doodles said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so talented! Love your work.

Cayce said... Best Blogger Tips

I agree completely, better than the ballard ones!

Kathy@ Gone North said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous!! Great transformation & much better that the ones that inspired you...
(stopping by from Miss Mustard seed)

foreverdecorating said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely think this came out awesome. said... Best Blogger Tips

Found on Ms.Mustard Seed link party! What an incredible set of tables. Love love. Your newest follower as of this post!

Would love if you come by and join me as well.
Take care.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yep, totally feelin' it. I actually like yours better than the catalog! I like the two-tone. I can't imagine the time involved with making the game tops, but how fun!

Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

bj said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I am so in love with those tables, I could just spit. You did an aMAZing job on them. I have been wanting some like this forever....
Way to go, girl !!

bj said... Best Blogger Tips

Back over to take a second look.
Did you put new tops on the two smaller tables? I would really like to know how this is done. Thanks so much.

Its So Very Cheri said... Best Blogger Tips

They look great. I made a chess table and all the pieces this last year--it is so fun to create.

Cheri from and

The Loops said... Best Blogger Tips

i! I'm your newest follower. I saw you were selected on Crafting with the Stars. Good luck!

Leslie said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE these tables. I have some tables sitting in my attic that will soon be getting this exact treatment. Thanks for the awesome idea. I am excited to look around your blog. Good Luck on Crafting with the Stars. If the rest of your entries even come close to have it in the bag.

Mel said... Best Blogger Tips

I agree that yours are even nicer than the originals.

Good for you that you had a vision and saw the potential in those tables.

Jayme C said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful job! I like your version SO SO SO much better than the inspiration piece.

TeenaBugg38 said... Best Blogger Tips

oooh how sweet!!! Love them and would love to have a set too!! Maybe I will just sneak by and snag em :):) YOu did a fabulous job!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow-what an amazingly creative lady you are!! Ballards is my fav so you hit it out of the park as far as I'm concerned!-I'm your newest follower,stop by for a visit!-Claire

HereBeDragons said... Best Blogger Tips

Ok, I LOVE this! But what are the chances that someone GIVES you a set of nesting tables. That is the coolest ever. Well done.

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect! I have a yard sale table in my garage that I painted a distressed black and I wanted to paint a checkerboard on the top, but I never figured out a good way to do it, so it still sits in my garage :( How did you make the checkerboard top?

Mostly Food and Crafts said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! I wanted to let you know that I featured these great tables on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - stop by and check it out!


Korrie@RedHenHome said... Best Blogger Tips

These are outstanding! Congrats on the CSI win!

The CSI Girl said... Best Blogger Tips

It is the CSI Project's 2 year anniversary and I am featuring our favorite winners. Today on our FB page, I am featuring you and these beautiful tables.
Still amazing!

Have a great day! Link up again sometime.

Dee, the CSI Girl

Trixi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow these look great!

Andrew said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks great and even better than the one I have seen in stores.