I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, mine went by way to fast. I wish I could find a way to squeeze a few more hours into the weekend.
Last month my son came home with a surprise for me. It was garbage day in our neighborhood & he scored a roadside treasure. He even had the neighbor kids help him carry it on his way home from the bus stop. I am so proud, I taught him well.
It was a tall table with a butcher block top. I think it was left out in the rain because the top was badly warped. You can really tell in this picture. I took this picture after we replaced the top.
I had an old kitchen cabinet door (another roadside treasure) that fit perfectly for the replacement. It was a few inches bigger which made the table top work area more versatile.
I like the scale of the new top.
I filled the holes with wood putty where the hardware went, after securing the top to the base. Now I was ready for paint.
I am trying to expand my color pallet, so I was looking for a "Spring" color. Green says "Spring" to me.
I choose a color called "Tree Frog". It's from Ace Hardware, their new Clark & Kensington's primer & paint in one. I love using this paint when I make my own Chalk paint. The flat interior latex paint works perfectly when turned into chalk paint.
I had seen the perfect graphic for this project a couple of months ago & couldn't wait to use it. So I headed over to The Graphics Fairy & created the words in Publisher. Here is a picture of the graphics after I transferred them on the top.
I used my overhead projector then took some white chalk to draw in the images.
I like to use the Elmer's paint pens for white graphics. I traced them in, then used white paint & a small brush to fill the words in.
I had intended to paint the Asian flower in solid but after I outlined it, I liked the way it looked. A light distressing, two coats of clear wax & Voila!
I have to admit, this color was once again waaay out of my comfort zone. It felt a little "Kemit the frog" green at first. After I put the graphics on it, I liked it. It sort of grew on me.
It's counter top height so you could easily pull a stool up to it & use it for a desk, or put it in a kitchen for a work station or maybe a coffee station.
Not bad for a roadside treasure. Does it make you think of Spring? What would you use this table for?
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