For all the Mother's out there, I hope you all had a Great Day. Even though I did not get to see my sons, headed their way this coming weekend, I had a great day spending time in my yard...and making my Moms and Gram-ma's gift.
In my last post about the little chest I found at the surprise action in our town square, I also got this cool table for $2.00. Sorry I did not get pictures of it while it was together, but I had to completely take it apart to get it into my Tahoe along with the other tables I bought...I thought I was gonna have to go home and get a trailer..Smiles!!! It never got put back together when I got home...Wink...I knew it was to become something much more DELIGHTFUL!!!!
It was a double End Table..with a glass insert in the top section. I knew the possibilities of this very decorative piece, so I bid on it when no one else did...SCORE!!
This is what became of the top...it was in pretty bad shape, so it got a really good sanding...first 50 grit than 120 grit...
I had the problem of the hole where the leg dowels were ran through...I headed to Lowe's and in the staircase section, found these Pretty Little Deco pieces..
I applied with E6000 Glue...
I let this set over night and started painting the next morning.
I painted the main section a Valspar Tropical Foliage. It is a new color and I am loving it right now...
While letting this all dry, I got started on my chalk board.
I have been making my own chalk board paint, I found the recipe on Pinterest. I like how this paint turns out and PERSONALLY I LIKE IT BETTER than the EXPENSIVE STORE BOUGHT BRAND!!! Not to mention you can mix any color you want....
I keep scrap pieces of bead-board around for chalkboards....after sanding with a FINE GRIT..120-220, it makes a great base for your paint.
I usually apply the first coat with a sponge roller, let it dry, sand with a 150 grit paper, apply a second coat, let dry, VERY LIGHTLY SAND AGAIN, and then take some chalk and go over the whole board to condition it...I then take a damp cloth and wipe it all clean...and you have a NEW CHALK BOARD READY FOR CHALK!!!
After I had all the pieces ready it was time for assembly. Before I started putting together, I decided to distress and then antique it all...I wanted to tone the bright down just a TAD!!
|distressing the wood...I LOVE IT!!!|
|antiquing brings out all the details|
I put the chalk board into the area that held the glass top, I then started adding my trim to keep it. I pre-drilled the trim so that when I attached with nails, it would not split my wood.
After the nails were in, I dropped some paint on my nails to hide them...made them look like rivets...PRETTY COOL!!
|adding the trim|
After I carefully applied all the trim...it was finished...time for the final pictures.
Then I realized I needed a CHALK HOLDER..so off to the barn I went again. I came back with some quarter round, cut what length I wanted, sanded, painted, distressed, antiqued...and then reversed it and attached to the bottom of the main board.
|before chalk holder|
|after chalk holder attached, and hung at MOMS|
THIS IS WHAT IS LEFT OF THE TABLE....I THINK I SEE A DOG BED OR MAYBE CANDLE HOLDERS...WHO KNOWS WHAT I WILL COME UP WITH...BUT I WILL SHARE WHEN I FIGURE IT OUT...BIG SMILES!!!!
Thanks so much for Stopping By...
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