Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Kid's Picnic Table and Benches Redo with cutout circle shapes

Today's post is to show you how I a transformed a great hand me down item. Since I was so excited to get started on the project I forgot to take a before picture. Imagine that this adorable picnic table and these benches have a very dark coat of brown with a few scratches on them. After a long while of sanding and a couple of coats of primer and paint this is what it looked like.

I painted the base color, taped off the middle, and painted it black.

After the black paint dried I went on painting the design. I did use some vinyl circles cut outs to get the exact size and shapes. I just painted different colors in a random pattern. (I don't want anybody to hate me because of my fabulous flooring, so don't look too long or you will fall in love for sure!) I am praying that someday in the near future that will be kicked out the door and replaced but I have been hoping for that since we moved in.

When it was all done and dried I removed the tape and applied a few coats of polyurethane for protection which also added a nice shine. Perfect for my little one to spends hours of fun drawing, playing, and doing whatever project on.

That is today's post. My inspiration was all due to a fabric swatch. Inspiration is around any and every corner. Where do you find yours? I wish everyone a great day and thanks for stopping by. Also here's a shout out to my new followers. Thanks for your support and spread the word to your friends about my blog and my etsy shop.

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  1. This looks awesome, great job!


  2. I am hosting a Thursday Linky called Thrilling Thursday. I would love for you to stop by and link up!
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  3. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you again next week :)

  4. Love the kids picinic table! Looks amazing!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  5. really cool! I love that you used fabric as an inspiration to redo your table. I'd love to feature your table, but your pictures are so small. Can you email me a larger picture and I'll put it on one of my spotlight posts?


  6. Thanks to everyone for the sweet comments. I am so excited that you stopped by for awhile! Jen am in the process of sending you some larger photos I hope these work for you. I am so excited!!!

  7. Holy Cow!! This is amazing, great job:) I LOVE that you painted a random desing, gorgeous colors!!
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

  8. Gorgeous! Love the colors you chose. Great table to sit outside and enjoy a meal on.


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