8.29.2011

Cookies and another ABC Project!

So, a while back you might remember that I posted a picture of this little table that I bought:



This is the table that had been at Savers the week before, but I had passed on it.  Melissa insisted that I needed it and since it WAS still there a week later, I decided it was meant to be.  After all, it was actual wood (or so I thought...more to come on that) and it was only $6...can't go wrong, right?!  You probably can't tell from the picture, but the top is square.

I was anxious to start on this project so facing the 100+ temps in my garage, I began sanding the top.  I wanted to take it down to bare wood.  After sweating off a good two pounds, this is what I was left with:



Ooops!  Apparently, there was a piece of wood veneer over a piece of ply wood, and me, in my overzealous state...I sanded right through it!  Crap!  I probably could have worked with the other side of the board, but it had holes from screwing it on the base and at this point, I was over it!  So, off to Home Depot I go.

I had to find something that was not to pricey to use as a table top!  And then, the clouds opened up (okay, so the sky was already blue) and the angels began to sing (okay, it was someone in the lumber department cutting wood) and I spotted these pine "disc" type thingy's.  They had three sizes and the middle one was on clearance for $13...sure it was a little more than I wanted to spend, but it solved my problem so I didn't care!

I also had a light bulb moment (I'm tellin' you, my mind was busy that day!).  I have been wanting to make one of those clock face tables for a long time...they are all over blogland.  This was going to work perfectly for that idea.  I went home and the first thing I did was go to my new favorite vintage image source, Graphique, and picked out a clock face to use.  Since the one I chose had an Eiffel Tower image in the middle, I omitted it because I was going to put clock hands in it's place.

I printed the image out and took it to Fed Ex Office and had it enlarged to fit my tabletop.  I then used graphite paper and a pen to put the image on the wood.  Then, if you remember my coffee table, you will also remember how I filled in the outlines with a good ol' Sharpie...I did the same thing for this project.  I used my new Silhouette to make the clock hands and traced them on the table as well.  Stained it, topped it with several coats of Polyurethane and VOILA...the top was finished!

I cleaned the table base with TSP, did a quick, rough sanding and painted over the original wood stain with Valspar's, "Cream in my Coffee" (I loved the color, but I think I loved the name even more).  Gave it a quick distressing and it was done!




 Whatch'a think?  I love how it turned out and can't wait to make another one...just gotta find that perfect table...perhaps a coffee table this time!


Now for all you cookier's out there, here are some that I made for an order last week!  Monica not only wanted to send her own kids some cookies to celebrate school starting, but send some to her nieces and nephew's as well...what a nice Aunt!  There were three of these boxes, total.



I hope they arrive safely...always my biggest fear when shipping cookies!  Thanks, Monica!

Till next time, Happy Baking!


This post linked to:


My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Primitive and Proper
The CSI Project 
Perfectly Imperfect
My Repurposed Life
Miss Mustard Seed
Under the Table and Dreaming

















reaming 










There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!

20 comments:

Debi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WOW!! Very. very. cool.
I was wondering what you could possibly do with it when I saw the before pic...but you didn't disappoint, it looks like a brand new piece of furniture out of some boutique furniture shop!

Julie E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a striking table! You always surprise me with your amazing redos :>) Yummy cookies too!

Tara Milligan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, that turned out to be a happy accident, I love the clock face on the table. I also love you rug - that is one of my favorite patterns, any chance you could tell me where it's from? Thanks!

FlyAwayHome said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's BEAUTIFUL! Funny how things we screw up sometimes turn out better than they would have been. I LOVE it! You need to go into the refinishing furniture business. You just get better and better.

gail said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE it! Everything about it! I have done a VERY large table, and I've been itching to do another smaller one!
I'm so glad you "oopsed" the original table top!
gail

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WHOA!! I am in awe!! This turned out friggin' amazing!! I am seriously blown away with your innovative thinking - how you found the image, enlarged it, and then transferred it to the table top - mind blowing!! But I guess I should expect nothing less from you. Can't wait to get my hands dirty with you, even if it's only junkin' along for the ride. Hehehe Miss you moocho!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is delightful! Great work.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I Love watching you work wonders on you're ABC Makeover Projects. The best part is when I visit I actually get to see them. I think You should be on HGTV. Of course I'm a bit biased. Love, You're Un -Imaginative sister!!!! Marlene

Pamela said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great redo!

Honey at 2805 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your table redo is terrific!

Hope you will bring one of your projects to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week - Friday, September 2. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you did a fabulous job with that table top! and can i also say i love your rug. :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thanks for the cookies Terri.. they were beautiful as always... only 1 broken ruler but it's ok the 5 yr old thought she was getting 2... everyone loved them and I am happy they enjoyed recieving them...

Thanks again,
Monica

Deborah March said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

BEAUTY! Thanks for the link to Graphique too...LOVE new resources...

Deborah (happily visiting from
http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com)

Hope you drop by!

Terry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Super cool.

silly eagle books said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful table and I love those cookies. :)

vanessa

I Play Outside The Box said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful....I can't believe you passed up the table the first time...beautiful lines...and the price was right.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE IT! ITS SO CUTE. I'D LOVE TO FEATURE IT. LET ME KNOW IF THIS WOULD BE OK

LAUREN

Sommer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG I have been wanting to find a table to do like this forever! This turned out fabulously! What a great inspiration piece. I would love to have to share your talents at my VIP party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/09/vip-party-26.html
Have a great holiday weekend!

Marg said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what a cute table! great job! so professional looking. :)

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Amazing! Great Job! I would love to have this table in my home :)

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