After Christmas I switched a room around
and have a "free-floating" chair.
The chair is down-filled and
it swivels and rocks.
Now, while that is a bonus it also
creates a problem.
Where the heck am I going to put my coffee cup?
Y'all KNOW how much I love my coffee!
I need a little table!
It has to be a SMALL table because otherwise
I can't swivel the chair.
I remembered I have a little table
that is kind of a discard.
With chalk paint there ARE NO discards.
Here's what she looked like last night
sitting between my chair and the fireplace.
Pretty cute, huh?
Wanna see her UGLY face?
She looked like this when I started.
I wanted a little lower shelf for a basket
to hold my pens and a pad and camera cord.
No way to cut a piece of wood to fit today.
I need a template.
How to make a template?
How about tinfoil?
Using the template I cut a piece of cardboard to fit.
Pretty ugly, huh?
No problem. We (me, myself &I) wrapped
that baby with heavy muslin.
Ready to paint I turn the piece upside down on these little cheese colored supports.
If you have never used these things
to paint with you need to
pick some up at Home Depot.
They are cheap and can hold a ton of weight.
They keep the object elevated so you can paint
all the way down to the base.
First coat on-
A light sanding, wax, and slight distressing
and she is ready to go
once I slip the "shelf" into place.
Lamplight gives her a golden glow.
Not bad for a discard!
Can you believe it?
I HAVE FIRE COMING OUT OFIMY CUP!!!!
Well-YOU might not believe me but I bet I can
trick the grandkids!!!!!
Have a great Friday!