Thursday, June 2, 2011

Recycled Table

So this is all out of whack because I'm doing it on the iPhone. Lucas painted for about 10 minutes then bailed, but got a picture before he left to document my work. I don't think you can see the sweat dripping off my nose - I saw on the news that it was 101 degrees yesterday!


And here it is with a second coat applied at 9:30 this morning. When you start with half-rotten wood, you can't expect too much from your paint job. I think sanding and filling in with putty would've made it look better, but it was destined for the trash heap so I don't feel too bad.


And this is a link to the original picture from a February post when I had just started refinishing it.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QNN7ft2fxl4/TWrfcC6zCLI/AAAAAAAABxw/hvGonQix_wk/s1600/beach%2B002.JPG

Now if I could just get the boys to show interest in creating artsy spray-painted things on it....

3 comments:

Junior said...

Lookin' good! What if the boys put their hands in paint (like craft paint) and then make handprints on the table? Or...they could dip their fingerprints in paint & put on the table & draw little "stick figures" out of the prints?

sewistafashionista said...

I began refinishing an old table, let's say, about 15 years ago. It got so tedious that I put it in the shed and haven't seen if since. Great job for getting yours done in only 4 months. I wish I worked so diligently.

Sister said...

Oh Sewista, you must've been trying to do a good job! I figured I couldn't hurt this table more than it already was. Plus most of the paint was already flaked off when I started.