Don’t you hate it when you get really mad at yourself? First, can I tell you how good this french bread pizzas was? I’ve been craving this since my childhood I think. I was able to get a fresh garlic and parmesan baguette and I topped it with pepperoni of sorts, mediterranean feta, freshly grated romano cheese, and slices of provolone, basil, and oregano. Oh so satisfying!!


And then I got furious at myself! You see, I had spent almost an hour painting my nails (I know, I’m TERRIBLE at it), and just when I declared them acceptable, I spilled nail polish remover on our newish coffee table. It took the finish off the wood immediately and is now ruined. The whole time I was painting, I kept thinking about how I did this same thing when I was little and how I really shouldn’t have remover near the nice furniture. If I’d only listened to myself! Argg.


Today was not exciting. I worked. And went to spinning and had breakfast for dinner. But boring days make other days more exciting, right?


I could really go for some chocolate covered eggs about now. Ahh Monday, I’m kinda glad you’re over.


  • Olivia
    March 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Sorry to hear about your bad monday! I’m sure you can get some wood finish to fix that table with, and then it won’t be so noticeable!

  • Megan S
    March 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Aw that is such a bummer:( I totally did that to my moms brand new coffee table when I was sixteen! Maybe a good time to practice wood refinishing?

  • Kat
    March 26, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Oh, horror. I live in fear of doing that sort of situation with the acetone. Like I think we’re all living on borrowed time where that’s concerned, really.

  • Miranda
    March 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    My housemate did that to our coffee table! Luckily ours wasn’t really new, so it didn’t matter and we just say it gives the table ‘character’. Maybe it could be a fun project to sand down your table and re-varnish??

  • Katie Norwood
    March 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Oh you have nothing on me…. last year I wanted to paint the guest bedroom and my husband did not. He said that we couldn’t hire someone to do it. So, I decided to do it myself. …And proceeded to fall off the ladder and spill YELLOW PAINT all over the guest bedroom carpet (and myself). It was a disaster. That was a hard one to explain when he came home. But he forgave me and we covered up the spill with a rug. I feel your pain!

  • Life's a Bowl
    March 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Gahhh, the downfall about getting my nails done at the salon is spending all the $$$ but the perk I guess is not having the opportunity to spill nail polish… Sorry about your table- I bet someone out there has pinned a suggestion on Pinterest on making a homemade wood varnish, worth a look! Hope your Tuesday has gotten off to a better start šŸ™‚

  • Kate Erlewine
    March 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

    That stain will probably fade! My fiance spilled rubbing alcohol all over our table (and then our wood floors a couple of months later too, argh!!) and eventually the spots faded and you can hardly even see them now. We wiped the spots with water regularly, but I don’t know if that helped or if they would have faded anyway!

  • Charise
    March 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Ugh, my best friend did that to her coffee table – such a bummer! I am TERRIFIED of that happening, so I only use nail polish remover in the bathroom. And I paint my nails with a magazine under my hands/feet and the bottle of polish.

    Hope your Tuesday is better!

    • Heather
      March 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Ha…I do the magazine trick too!

  • Samantha
    March 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Try Old English Furniture Polish- it works really well on scratches and restoring finishes in old furniture, so maybe it will work! It’s worth a shot!

    • Laura
      March 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      I tried it with no luck:(

  • Alison
    March 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Total bummer about the table. I did something similar in that when we were at a friend’s house for a fondue party I spilled the fondue fuel all over their table and it also took the finish off. :S They were really gracious and totally accommodating. On a happier note, that French bread pizza looks great! I’ve never had pizza on French bread. Kind of like bruschetta, but not. šŸ™‚

  • Kristen @ Enjoy This Organic Life
    March 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Yikes! My motto is everything happens for a reason – spilling nail polish remover is a tough one to figure out…. BUT at least you had tater tots and ketchup to make up for it!

  • Asuma
    March 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Hello Laura!!! I love your blog and always read it, but I don’t think I’ve ever commented on any of your posts…so here’s my first one šŸ˜€

    I get so frustrated at myself when stuff like that happen!! Totally mad, I am unable to focus on anything and usually turn to a tub of ice cream šŸ˜› But what is this chocolate covered egg that you talk about? Sounds interesting šŸ™‚

  • Susan
    March 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    That’s definitely a stinker about your table. I have seen that if you rub a walnut over scratches/marks on wood that the oil from the nut fixes/repairs the scratches/marks. May or may not work in your case, but worth a try. You could always strip it, prime it, paint it, and antique it to look like cottage/beach furniture or you may even try this link:

    Good luck!