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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Moms and Gram-ma's Mothers Day

Hello Everyone, 
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...





PERFECT!!!!!!




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...
Tropical Foliage

painting trim
I then painted the trim a Krylon Safety Purple..I picked up about 10 cans of this color at a flea-market for $2.50 a can...this is another of my FAVES at the moment.....WINK..WINK


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
And the whole thing is done!!!  Mom and Gram-ma LOVED IT...I have to admit, I DID TOO...I think this is one of my BEST pieces of yet!!! What do you think?  You know I LOVE COMMENTS!!!

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...

Charlene 
aka - Hink
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