Thursday, July 11, 2013

California Sun Yellow Table


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. 


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!


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.


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.


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. 


I love the varied color…


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


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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!


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,

Unknown said...

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

Stampin' VMG206 said...

So pretty! I love that yellow. And Milo is a doll!
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Diana of Diana Rambles said...

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