Thursday, March 21, 2013

An Outdoor Scene

Good morning.  It's Thursday and I have a wonderful project to share with you. Found this little table at a garage sale and it sat, sat and sat.  I didn't quite know what to do with it.  Do you have that problem sometimes?  Well, anyways, my oldest son was home from North Dakota for the holidays and he wanted a little project to do.  He had seen all my treasures in the basement waiting for a little TLC so he had asked if I had something for him to do.  I told him that I didn't know what to do with this cute little table, did he?

So here is the before picture.  It had a removable glass top that was framed with the same wood as the table.  He had told me that he would like to carve an outdoor scene on the table, would I consider that?  I told him yes, go ahead.  Tedd (my son) has a lot of artistic talent and I knew it would look great when he was done.

So out came the sandpaper and the carving tools.  He drew the design on after he had sanded the top down. He had previously drawn this design in art class and had it on paper.  It took him quite a bit of time to perfect the carving.

So after he had carved the design, he had stained the carved piece with a dark stain.  Than the top of the table was also stained with a lighter stain.  When that had been done, I thought that the carving was not showing up so much so I painted the carved lines and spaces with the green paint that I had painted the table with.  I thought that the design showed up so much more with the paint instead of the stain.  It took a little bit of time to wipe the excess paint off but it was worth it.

I also had painted the top of the glass frame the same color and the rest of the table and I think it looks like it has been framed.

  I than had distressed the top edges which picked up the stained top. 

I also had painted dark brown paint in all the crevices on the table and legs.  I wiped off the excess which accentuated the detail that was also in the table and matched the top of the table that had been stained.

So here is my little table both done by me and my son, Tedd.  I just love it and it's going to go in our camp where we spend so much time in the summer.  Thank you, Tedd.
What do you think?  Until next time, Dianne.............................
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  1. what a great table.. totally love how it turned out :)

  2. Great makeover! How creative! Thanks for sharing it at the Rock N Share!

  3. wow that is some talent! Very nice. The table looks amazing.