I actually did this project over a year ago, but it is still one of my favorites.
Little red table.
I was walking through the woods on my way to take
dinner to my dear sweet grandmother.
Oh grandmother, what big eyes you have...
Sometimes I like to check and see if anyone is really reading this or if
they just look at the pictures.
This table started out as a find from a yard sale.
Ten dollars and it was the size and shape that I wanted.
But, it had a hole the size of a nickel drilled in the top,
and, the top was laminate wood.
Painting laminate never turns out well.
I decided to buy it anyway, and I was sure that I would come up with a plan.
I spray painted it red, sanded the edges a little.
Then I rubbed it with wood stain to give it depth and age.
But what to do with the top?
Mod-poge to the rescue! And a nice assortment of scrapbook paper.
• I cut the paper in various sizes and arranged them on the top.
• I took each one off and used mod-podge to glue them back on.
• I trimmed up the edges with a razor blade to get them straight and flush.
• I painted a top coat of mod-poge over it to seal the edges of the paper.
• Then, once it was dry I rubbed some wood stain over the top, to give it a little age.
• I applied one last coat of mod-poge to seal it all in.
It has held up really nicely.
The paper and mod-poge did a great job of covering the laminate and the hole.
So there is the story of how my little red table came to be.
And they all lived happily ever after.