Checker Board Accent Table {guest post}

May 29, 2014

This pretty checkerboard table was created by Jen from Migonis Home in Simplicity and Elegance!

Let's start here with this {ahem...} stunning holly table. I was given this table by one of my husband's co-workers. She knew it needed a good makeover and I knew it found a perfect home in our living room.

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... so I did a little creating and wound up with this:

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I gave the top a very thorough sanding (parts of those darn holly berries kept poking through without sanding!) and a few coats of Country Chic Paint's Simplicity. Even though the table was looking a little happier it needed a little more I measured out a 12 x 12 checkerboard on the top of the table. 

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Then I painted every other square Elegance by Country Chic Paint. I didn't want an ultra precise look so I free-handed the squares with a tiny brush instead of using painter's tape.

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Then I took twelve small rocks from one of my favorite places in Rockport, MA: Pebble Beach and dipped six rocks into Simplicity and six into Elegance. 

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Here it is in my living room! It's the perfect height for my two accent chairs!

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This photo shows not only enormous boxes with the new windows that are being installed this month into half the house but you can also see one of my other makeovers in Elegance to the right of the photo. I love that color... and have I raved yet about how fantastic this paint is. To. Die. For. 

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Jen Migonis {Migonis Home}

I'm Jen Migonis and I blog over at Migonis Home about renovating our small Cape (every single room is getting seriously revamped), decorating, food and family. The whole gamut. :)  And I love makeovers. Every time I see a good one it makes me giddy. Especially one where someone took some risks or had a really great vision.

Make sure to follow Jen's blog Migonis Home for new posts and daily inspiration. You can also find Jen on Bloglovin', Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram!

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