Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Ruler Table

Good afternoon everyone. It has been a while since I have posted about anything.  It's a beautiful day here in Michigan and it is really warm.  That's Michigan.  One day cold and rainy and the next warm and nice, but I am not complaining about the warmth. We have had a long and hard winter.  It's been a busy 5 months for me since I retired and as the old saying goes I wonder how I was so busy before because these 5 months have flown by and I'm still not getting all my projects done.  I have been enjoying pacing myself these days and not have someone else tell me when to do things.  We had a big garage sale or should I say an Occasional Sale for Shabby Gals.  It was a lot of work but it was fun and we sold a lot of pieces that we couldn't fit into our little booth.  It was fun selling and of course enjoying the grand-kids while they ran around.  Anyways, here is one of my latest projects and it was so fun to do and it really transformed this little table.  Again I forgot to take a before picture of this particular table but I also did another table the same way and they looked the same before.

This is a nice size table but as you can see the top was really bad but not the rest of the table.  It did have a veneer on the top that was cracked and chipped just from use or maybe water damage.
I stripped off the veneer and this is what it looked like.  I didn't want to paint the top because this wood was a little rough so I had a bunch of old yardsticks that I was collecting and I thought why not?  I cut them to fit the top of this table and some I staggered the lengths to give it a little design and glued them down and this is what it looked like.
I think this is really fun and unique.  Definitely a conversation piece.
I really like the color mustard yellow right now and I thought it looked good with all the different yardsticks that I used.
I than distressed all the little grooves the table had and rubbed a little black in some places on the table.
So, here is my little table with my little bird sitting on it looking quite comfortable.

So, what do you think?  Better or worse?
Until next time, Dianne.........

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  1. Shabby Girls,
    I found your project through Pin It Party Thursday. Very Creative solution to make a table cute and new again.
    Karen Marie Kedzuch
    Dragonfly and Lily Pads on Blogspot

  2. This is so cool! I really love it. Great job. Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

  3. The table looks wonderful. And, I love the color you painted it. I've had a buffet that someone had glued linoleum on and have wanted to cover it with yardsticks I've collected over the years. Admittedly, I've been a bit intimidated by it because it's a sizable piece to cover. You've inspired me to start. Any tips before I begin cutting up my yardsticks?

  4. Wow that is something I have never seen before. Definitely unique and creative!

  5. Your table turned out great. Thanks for sharing at THT!

  6. So cute and such a great save of that old table! I'm featuring you tomorrow on my FB page here -

  7. It turned out so cute! I love the yardstick top. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  8. Pinned for sure!! I have yet to attempt this one, great job!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!