Monday, January 2, 2012

Little Red Table

I actually did this project over a year ago, but it is still one of my favorites.


Little red table.


I was walking through the woods on my way to take
dinner to my dear sweet grandmother.
Oh grandmother, what big eyes you have...

Just kidding.
Sometimes I like to check and see if anyone is really reading this or if
they just look at the pictures.

This table started out as a find from a yard sale.
Ten dollars and it was the size and shape that I wanted.

But, it had a hole the size of a nickel drilled in the top,
and, the top was laminate wood.
Painting laminate never turns out well.


I decided to buy it anyway, and I was sure that I would come up with a plan.

I spray painted it red, sanded the edges a little.
Then I rubbed it with wood stain to give it depth and age.

But what to do with the top?
Mod-poge to the rescue! And a nice assortment of scrapbook paper.

• I cut the paper in various sizes and arranged them on the top.
• I took each one off and used mod-podge to glue them back on.
• I trimmed up the edges with a razor blade to get them straight and flush.
• I painted a top coat of mod-poge over it to seal the edges of the paper.
• Then, once it was dry I rubbed some wood stain over the top, to give it a little age.
• I applied one last coat of mod-poge to seal it all in.


It has held up really nicely.
The paper and mod-poge did a great job of covering the laminate and the hole.


So there is the story of how my little red table came to be.

And they all lived happily ever after.

Thanks,

5 comments:

Cindy said...

I love your red table! What a great idea to Mod Podge the top. Aren't most of the great ideas out of necessity? Looking forward to more of your great ideas!
XO Cindy

Karima said...

What a great transformation! Karima

Deidre said...

This is a real fixer-upper crafty table!Love how you covered its imperfections and made it so Pur-ty!! Great job:) Im following you ,stop by and chat and follow me too,Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Love it! The colors...everything! The patterned paper kinda looks like a map on top. Thanks for sharing!
xo
Heather
http://www.twindragonflydesigns.blogspot.com/

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Love this little red table! Deco Podging is the best! I'm your newest fan! Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance. Happy New Year to you!

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