It feels good to be back!! I know it’s only been about two weeks, but I missed the bloggy world… a LOT!! So, where have I been you ask? Well, hubby & I took a last minute trip up to our beautiful home state of Michigan. Best. Decision. EVER! We had such a relaxing time hanging out with family & friends while enjoying the comfortable summer weather compared to the unbearable humidity in North Carolina. We spent a lot of time at my parents lovely cottage on the lake… I feel so refreshed & rejuvenated.. this vacation was much needed! I had all intentions of blogging while I was home, but having my computer off for two weeks & being cut off from the world was great for my mind, body, & soul.. I recommend you try it sometime! I completed a few projects before we left on our road trip, & here is one of them, my dandy-lion tables….

Love this color! It’s my new favorite.. It’s part of the Martha Stewart collection called, Dandy-Lion.

I picked these tables up for about $13 from Goodwill… They just needed some love. 

I felt like these retro styled tables needed a retro color to liven them up… I wish my house needed some yellow tables, because I love the finished product!
All I did to prep the tables was a little bit of cleaning and sanding. Primer or major stripping was not necessary. 
The distressed detail added more charm.
I painted these in my house because it was too hot outside to paint, but this is after all the painting was done & before the distressing & stain. I distressed with an 80 grit sandpaper & brushed on a dark walnut stain to mute the yellow a tiny bit. 
I think the yellow is beyond perfect for these tables. Have I said that enough? 
These tables would add a lovely pop of color to any room. They could be used as bed side tables, or couch end tables.. the options are endless really.


I love the legs on the tables & all the detail on the side. 
okay. I hope you loved seeing my lovely little Dandy-Lion tables. & thank you for bearing with me with my cut off from the blogging world. I am back & I have a lot of posts lined up.. Also more giveaways. I hope you all had an amazing fourth of July.. It was so good to spend Independence day with family & friends! Swing by Liz Marie Blog facebook page & share with me what you have been working on lately.. I would love to see!!!

xx..Liz Marie


  1. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    Aaaahh–those turned out so great!! I saw something like these at a garage sale recently, and knew I'd regret not getting them…but also knew I have no place to put them in my house. Oh well :)

  2. Wow! They will really pop and look great in any room. Well done on the distressing too!

  3. I love those kinds of tables. I think this yellow is such a fun & perfect color! Welcome back!

  4. I LOVE that yellow too! It's bright but also antiquee. Thanks for the inspiration! I have been MIA as well. It feels good but I am also feeling the yank of getting back on the blog! Glad you are back!

  5. Well great now I'm super jealous. SO cute girl! What a terrific color – and such chic up-cycled tables!

  6. Delaney says:

    Love love love the color!

  7. Kelly at Magnolia Sugar says:

    those are beatiful! you did an awesome job on the finish:)

  8. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    love that color! i have the same exact green glass jug, too. :)

  9. Debbie - refreshrestyle says:

    Looks like we all Love the color!

  10. Saw you in the rafflecopter hop so I'm hopping along :o) BTW VERY NICE JOB with the tables! I love them. http://www.TheSkinnyLadies.com

  11. Lila Grace Accessories says:

    So pretty! I love the yellow color and shape of the tables. They are so unique!

  12. So happy you're back!!

  13. The Miller's says:

    That color is amazing! It really makes them pop!

    The Miller's from Prezidential Life

  14. Allison says:

    Eeeek! LOVE!

  15. Jen @ Bungalov says:

    OMG that color rocks. Gotta get me some dandelion.

  16. jacin {lovely little details} says:

    those tables look great!! hope you enjoyed your time off :)

  17. this color and i are BFFs. what a great project! you go girl-it looks so awesome. :-)


  18. Christa @ Stories of a House says:

    They are awesome! I love the color, it is perfect for those pieces.

  19. Suzanne says:

    LOVE it! Running out the door now to go get the two I saw at my Goodwill!
    The yellow was such a daring, and fantastic. choice!

  20. Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy says:

    I think this is my favorite furniture makeover in a while! LOVE that color, and the style of the tables are so pretty!

  21. Blended says:

    Following from Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop…love your blog! Stop by – http://www.blended.typepad.com

  22. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says:

    They look GREAT!! Martina

  23. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says:

    Hi Liz Marie! The tables look wonderful and I love the color. Thanks for joining my party this week.

  24. Honey at 2805 says:

    This is really a happy, sunshiney color!

  25. Korrie@RedHenHome says:

    Love the ray of sunshine! These turned out great.

  26. aquariann says:

    Awesome tables! The dandy-lion color was a fun choice.

    Btw, I stumbled this! Please stumble MiddleEarths PreciousTrinkets Pin back.

  27. Keenly Kristin says:

    Ooohhhhh….LOVE them!

    Stumbled you (and while I was at it, I +1'ed and dugg you, too…so easy and quick, so why not?)…my post is:

    Thanks for linking up!
    Kristin :)

  28. Kimberly says:

    Love that Color!

  29. LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow tables! cute! cute pics! newest follower ! hey hon! found ya on the blog hop at victorias voice! would ya follow me gfc back, I am now following you! Thanks so much! Be sure to visit my blog @ http://1caseycolette.blogspot.com . I have a giveaway for a 12pk of Peter Rabbt Organics, PLUS a 6mo free advertising on my blog! :)

  30. Becolorful says:

    Love them. I am a huge fan of that unexpected splash of color in a room. This is perfect and yes, love the name too.
    Visiting via No Minimalist Here.

  31. Stephanie says:

    These tables are so fun! I agree – the color fits the style perfectly!

  32. Stumbling you from the Stumble Upon….Rafflecopter hop!


  33. SavannahGranny says:

    Hopping over from At the Picket Fence. Love anything yellow. These are great. Fantastic redo. Glad you had a nice vacation. Ginger

  34. How sweet are these?! Great job!


  35. These little table look darling! Love that yellow.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  36. Beverly@southernhomesweethome says:

    Love the color. I smiled when I saw them. My Mom had the same type of end tables when I was small.

  37. Mommy&Wife says:

    What are you going to do with these adorable tables!? I love the color, and they are so cute. You did a great job.

  38. Patrice says:

    That color just jumps off the page at you! I love how fresh it is. Great re-do! Thanks for coming over and linking up with Lemon Tree Creations today!

  39. Michele says:

    They are a perfect yellow–so cute! Thanks for joining my linky party this week.

  40. At The Picket Fence says:

    Hi there! We are so thrilled you linked up this fabulous transformation to our Inspiration Friday party this week! Those tables were definitely destined to be that color and you did a fantastic job. Hope we see lots more of you in the future!

  41. You did an awesome job on these tables!! Love the color!! They look incredible!!

  42. Julia @ 551Eastdesign says:

    Ooo I need to try that color asap! Great job!

  43. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says:

    That is a great yellow!

  44. Lovely tables! I have always liked that style, and the color is wonderful. Great job.

  45. Chelsey says:

    You absolutely amaze me. I get so excited when I see that you've posted a new blog entry; it always makes me feel so inspired! You find the most off-the-wall pieces I would never think could be beautiful and you absolutely transform them! Again, you AMAZE me!

  46. Directions Not Included says:

    I LOVE that color.

  47. angie @ the cellar door stories says:

    loving the color ~ great job!

  48. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    These are amazing! That color is awesome.

  49. the domestic fringe says:

    I LOVE how these tables came out! I had a set and sold them at a yard sale. I wish I would have kept them now and just painted them yellow. Such a fun color.

  50. bec @ smallbirdie.com says:

    love these!!

  51. someonesgottapay says:

    Love your color choice!

  52. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys says:

    Love the colors! What yellow is that?

  53. Love this project and the color is great!

  54. Omgosh I so have a table like that it was given to me and i have been wanting to paint it! Thank you for the inspiration!!! Love the yellow!!!

  55. Andrea | HomageStyle.com says:

    Love that Dandy Lion! Makes the vintage tables look so mod!

  56. Christine says:

    These are great–I happen to have two tables that are very similar to these, so I'm excited to get an idea on what to do with them! Thanks…

  57. Craftberry Bush says:

    Very cheery…so pretty ! xo

  58. The Tootsie Wootsie says:

    Very cute! Love the Color! and the shape of the tables!


  59. tree-shades says:

    OH MY!! I have just finished painting a garden chair. I wanted it this yellow but couldn't find it, the nearest equivalent was too lemon-y. So I tried staining it and distressing it and it was perfect!! I was wondering whether to blog about it and now I see this! I'm in a happy, yellow mood!

  60. Now following your wonderful blog from Let's Get Social Sunday. Would love it if you stop by and say hello!

  61. Michelle {Daydream Believers} says:

    Love the distressed yellow! Great choice! :) Very nice job!

  62. Brittney says:

    I am absolutely in love with these tables, I wish I lived closer bc I'd buy all of your refurbs. lol I went to Goodwill yesterday and found a small bookshelf to attempt to copy your tables…it was the first time I've painted anything, and even after reading your "let it dry for 24 hours" tip, I still didn't. I did two layers of paint and stain in less than 24 hours (I'm extremely impatient)…It definitely doesn't look nearly as beautiful as your tables, but I'm happy with my first attempt….maybe I'll get more patient the more I do this. lol

  63. scrapmebaby says:

    I love this yellow! Great timing for me because I just picked up a couple of night tables for a master bedroom redo and I think they need to be yellow too! I will definitely be picking up this martha stewart one. Thanks, and came by from flamingo toes:)

  64. I'm loving what you did with these tables. Beautiful yellow! I am going thrifting this week and will have to keep my eyes open for something like this.

  65. raising4princesses says:

    wow, I love that color. Those look amazing! http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

  66. Kelly Hicks says:

    LOVE them! That color really is amazing. The distressed effect looks really great as well! Love love love!

  67. Holly Something says:

    love love LOVE! I just recently painted a sofa table in a bright yellow and i think its gonna be my new favorite color to work with!

    awesome job!
    & newest follower :)

  68. Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff says:
  69. The Ellis' says:

    I'm in love with these! What a cute color! We would LOVE to have you link this up to our giveaway and party! http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-1.html

    The Sisters @ sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

  70. I'm a new follower from Thrifty Decor Chick. LOVE how they turned out! =)

  71. liZ evans says:

    Love the table style and the color. Yellow is awesome.

  72. Jess@Balancing The Dream says:

    ummm…totally loving this color!!! Great job! I must pin it!! :)

  73. Jess@Balancing The Dream says:

    P.S…i'm your newest follower!!

  74. Love the yellow!


  75. Ashley@EisyMorgan says:

    So cute Liz, featuring you at my party later today! Thanks for linking up!

  76. Nice change of color!

  77. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says:

    Looks great in your living room! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  78. I love that shade of yellow! So glad you shared at Wicked Wednesday. I've been using a lot of Krylon Bright Idea and am ready for a change. Can't wait to get some Dandy Lion. I have a cute little bookcase waiting for a change :)

  79. Melanie says:

    Great color choice!!! Love them!

  80. Peaches and Maple says:

    I'm usually an all white kind of girl, but these look really sweet!

  81. Richella says:

    Hello Liz Marie. . . I found you at Vanessa and Heather's party, and after reading this post just had to say hi. I, too, live in North Carolina–in Durham. And while I am not a Michigan girl, I did live there for seven years, and two of my children were born there. At this time of year, I find myself yearning to be in Michigan! The winters are so long and difficult, but the summers and autumns really are spectacular–just the way summer and autumn SHOULD be, I think. So I'm glad you got to spend a nice long time there!

    I do like your Dandy Lion tables! That color is an excellent choice for these retro tables. They might look dowdy in some colors, but you've made them great!

  82. Those tables and the colors are FABULOUS!! I love the color you went with.

    I found you via the Reasons to Skip Housework link up (and new to your blog) :)

  83. Desiree @ The 36th Avenue says:

    I jus want to let you know that I'll be featuring your tables on my blog on Saturday among some other yellowlicious ideas.

    They are ADORABLE!

  84. Karie's Chic Creations says:

    Love the tables. The color is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  85. Elle @ Ellementary Home says:

    I cannot get enough of that color! And the distressing is fantastic. Well done, and thanks for sharing. I found you through Serenity Now. :)

  86. Prissyville says:

    Fab endtables!! Nice buttery yellow color!

  87. Johnnie says:

    Great job on these tables. Awesome color. I stumbled this. Here is my link if you get a chance!
    Faux Tile Backsplash

  88. Lucys Baby says:

    Just Darling! Love the color.
    Have you heard of Caromal Colours?
    I paint furniture and sell at our local antique shop. It's a No Prep, No Sanding, No Primer and it will not scratch or peel- NEVER! It bonds to almost anything. Eco friendly- even the containers! I'd love for you to check it out, please come and visit me.

  89. Reasonably Less says:

    Wow, I’m so glad to find you. I love this site and will be sure to be back soon! Check out my RL JULY 2011 BLOG HOP we would love for you to link up

    Reasonably Le$$

  90. Jena @ Involving Color says:

    I love the shape of these side tables, and the color is just gorgeous. Great job!

  91. L.Lane Designs says:

    These are gorgeous!!! I have been looking for a pair of these for a while to redo just haven't been lucky yet! :( New follower from Lemon Tree! :)

  92. Lena Guenther says:

    super cute! love the color!!!

  93. Victoria says:

    Aaaahh!! They will make any room pop with color! Welcome back!



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