Yesterday we started our first day of shooting on the MOVIE, which means early mornings and long days. It also means TONS of fun! :) To help me keep the blog going during this busy time I have asked some very talented ladies to step in and take the reins! First up is Yanet with an awesome table re-do!
-Hi everyone! For those of you that don’t know me, I am Yanet. I write a little blog about my musings with my three boys, hence it’s name 3 Sun Kissed Boys. The blog has also turned into a huge outlet for me to release my creativity so you can also find some DIYs, decorating, and craft projects along with tons of photos of everything along the way.
I am beyond honored and excited to be guest blogging over here at Kara’s place today. If I only had half her talent, I’d be hapy. Thank you Kara for having me and for sharing your awesomeness with us.
Now to the task at hand. My friend, Gina, gave me this little kids table for the Sun Kissed Boys’ playroom.
It came from a private school that closed down. The table is a very authentic school table. So much in fact that it even came with gum stuck at the bottom of it.
I haven’t had the heart to take it off. I find it cool and historic. (I’m strange, I know.)
I wanted the table to have that old-world feel like it had come from a schoolhouse from many moons ago. First thing I did was sand it completely. Ok, Sun Kissed Husband sanded most of it for me because he knows how much I detest prep work.
I wanted to engrave it with an inspirational quote like a table I’d seen at Sticks and Bricks. For the letters I used a metal letter stamp set.
Next, I stained the tabletop.
After that dried, I gave it a very uneven sanding using a fine grit, wiped it, and sealed it.
The reason for the uneven sanding? Wood is not one even color and it certainly doesn’t age evenly either.
For the quote, I turned to the brilliant bkmackenzie of signedbkm. (I know my talents and being a wordsmith is not one of them.) I told her about my project and she came up with several different quotes for me to use. I chose this for the table.
I have plans to use another one of her eloquent quotes in another part of the playroom.
For the legs, I gave them a sloppy coat of paint, distressed, stained, and polyurethaned them.
I now present to you the ART TABLE in its place and in its use.
It now needs an old schoolhouse style crayon holder, don’t you think?
BRAVO!!! A huge thank you to Yanet for sharing such a lovely project. I am sure her boys will use it for years to come! Check back tomorrow for another gorgeous guest post!