Sunday, August 22, 2010

Halcyon Green tables

A few weekends ago, Sherwin Williams had a big sale.

And being the person who doesn't turn down a big sale... I had to go.

Because the 15 other cans of paint and 20 cans of spray paint were not tickling my fancy at the moment. 

I skipped into my local Sherwin Williams and then I thought..."Uhh, what color am I going to get?"

Other people will have that figured out before they walk in a store.

But not me.

I blame it on the kids.

But they weren't there so.... I will blame my stupidity on the heat.

Then it hit me, I remembered my mom's buffet she painted it with Halycon Green.

Y'all, it is my new love.

This is a GREAT color!

But I want to know something. How did the Nester know that even though it is called Green and the swatch looks green, it is really blue?!

How do you learn such trickery?

When I brought the color home I knew what I was going to use it on.

I got this coffee table off of Freecycle.

Sometimes I am just in awe with what people give away for free.

I painted the bottom Halycon Green and the top white.

This will be another Craigslist flip.

Fingers crossed that it will sell.

I did just sold the black metal spray painted chandeliers today!! Who Hooo!

Then I got a wild hair and thought I would try something crazy.

Silver spray paint on this little table.

I saw some silver tables all over blog land and I have been drooling over them.

So I thought I would give it a try.

I gave it a big fat FAIL!!!

Sigh, but atleast it is just paint. And it can be painted over!

I took that Halycon Green and painted it.

Ah, much better!

But there is another problem.

Now I need to learn how to slipcover that chair.

One project always leads to another...doesn't it.

I will be posting to these parties.

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18 comments: said...

Nice job with the table! Good luck with the "flip"....what a great idea. You're certainly right about one project leading to another and another...

Nancy said...

I wish that coffee table was in Nashville! I'd buy it from you!

Unknown said...

What a great table makeover!! I think I love your Halycon Green.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I missed that Sherwin williams sale, it sure looked good! I read the paper to late that day. I love the table!


Sawdust Girl said...

Love the green. Glad you're still around;-)

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

great transformations!

Unknown said...

Your post is EXACTLY why I love linky parties. When I read about your 20 cans of paint, I thought, "this girl is singing my song!"

Not to mention that I have so many things I should be putting on craigslist. You've so inspired me. Hubs will thank you if just one piece sells!

I hope you'll drop by Sunday and link this up to Passion for Paint. Or just drop by, any time. I'm your newest follower!

Melissa said...

Those tables are super cute! You should come over and link to my party at It doesn't end till this weekend. Hope to see you there!

Robin Ross said...

Adorable! I would love if you would link this project up to my weekly upcycled linky party at or


Anonymous said...

Great table transformation - but I just google "Freecycle" wow! Thanks for the heads up. Anywho, back to your project, I think your table will be easy to's absolutely gorgeous!


Sue said...

Nice transformation on the cocktail table and the small round one, too. Like the color- so soothing. The silver just didn't pop- you made a smart move. :-) Best of luck on your flip!
~ Sue

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

The table looks great. I used to have one similar when hunter green was the rage. I painted it a creamy white but after seeing yours, I 'm thinkin maybe it's time for another makeover. Love the craigslist flipping idea, good luck!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

I love that green. The coffee table turned out great. I've never had any luck with silver spray paint either. The green looks much better though.

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

oh how I love me some halycon green. That's what got my attention actually! Love the color and the tables ended up beautiful. Isn't paint just wonderful??

Anonymous said...

I love that table! It is so cute! I love a good "flip" project! Good Luck!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is a great color~I'll bet it sells in no time.

Unknown said...

He's super cute in that color. Love the chunky legs.

Unknown said...

Nice coffee table! Too bad you can't just paint the chair!