Thursday, July 11, 2013

California Sun Yellow Table

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Here’s my newest project…the table, not the dog!  It was a butcher block style chunk of wood that I wanted to use as a table top, it was given to me so I didn’t pay anything for it. 

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I looked into metal table legs and they were pricey!  I found all sorts of wooden legs, but they weren’t what I was looking for.  Metal hairpin legs were what I really wanted, and I found some here and here but they were just too expensive for this project.  I’m saving those for a really cool table!

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So, I had been thinking about this and was browsing at Hobby Lobby when I ran across this metal legged table with a wood top.  It was 66% off so I paid $18 for the table and couldn’t wait to take it apart when I got it home.

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This was my first time to work with chalk paint.  My sister Sarah had given me CeCe Caldwell’s chalk paints in two colors, California Sun Yellow and Destin Gulf Green.  I used the yellow (obviously!) on this table.  I was a little nervous putting the second coat on because it took off some of the first coat…I read the directions about ten times and finally sorted out that I should have just used water as the second coat.

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The colors are so vivid and fresh, I am definitely looking for a project for the green color.  I am definitely going to use just water for the second coat. 

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I love the varied color…

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Beautiful color!  And Milo approves, so it’s all good!

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I will be linking to some of these great parties!

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6 comments:

Tried and Twisted said...

Confession: I initially clicked on over to see the puppy. But the table is quite lovely and quite a happy shade of yellow. Also, I like your Maya Angelou quote in the margin. So true!
Toodles,
Sara

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG!...the Pug is making me die a Little, my goodness! We had our Ben for 13 years and he died 3 years ago and I still miss him so much and your puppy is adorable, just like my Ben!!! Your yellow table is so pretty too. Big hugs,
FABBY

Sarah Lashbrook said...

Very cool - I love the combination of the yellow table and metal legs. I would've held out for metal legs, too :)

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

So pretty! I love that yellow. And Milo is a doll!
Thank you so much for Linking Up at Brag About It with BeBetsy and VMG206 this week. We are so happy to have you join us!
~ Megin of VMG206
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Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

I loved this project! I’m Featuring YOU on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday's Linky Party from last week! We go live Monday at Midnight. So please stop by and grab a Feature Button and Link Up something new.
I have also pinned your project to VMG206’s Brag About It Features Pinterest Board. I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week!
~ Megin of VMG206