Sunday, July 6, 2014

Triangles and Yardsticks

I'm back at it again with triangles!!! I can't help it, I love them! I found this cute table a month or two ago and finally worked up the nerve to redo the tabletop in a way I've been dreaming about for months!!!!

I already knew what I was doing to the top, but I was undecided on the base. I thought about painting it, but then I sanded off the dark stain and was left with some beautiful wood tones.


We worked on the tabletop and I sealed it all with polycrylic and this is how the table looks now:



I seriously love it so much!!!!!!!!!! I love the light colored legs with the darker aprons of the table paired with the yardsticks and just the perfect pops of color. It all just works so well together!!




I didn't do a thing to the wood after sanding it. I loved the color as is, and the polycrylic brought out all the great grain.



I really wanted to use reclaimed wood for the top, but I'm having a hard time finding exactly what I have in mind. Yardsticks were the next best thing.






I cannot wait to try other patterns and different material! I have so many ideas swirling right now! I just wish I had the time needed to make more of these types of tables more often. This was really fun to work on and I actually was involved in the process. Usually Nate does all the woodworking around here, but I helped with the measuring and even operated the nail gun!


I'll be dropping this guy off at my booth soon. I know I say this a lot, but this is going to be a hard one to part with.



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11 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I love this yardstick table. The triangle makes is so interesting. Pinning.

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  2. oooo Lovely!!! I love the deign of the table, all the different wood and wood grains, and the yardsticks are just excellent!
    Great design and execution!

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  3. Beautiful Job Melissa!! I love it, Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  4. The yardsticks were a really neat thing to use for the top of the table, Melissa! The triangle really gives it some interest, too.

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  5. Melissa,
    This is awesome. You did a great job. How clever and gave this plain table some WOW personality. Just love this.
    Kris

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  6. What a great transformation you have created to the table.....love it!!
    You are truly an inspiration........keep having fun!

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  7. Oh my word, I love this idea. The table turned out so pretty and you are so clever.

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  8. That is amazing! love the yardsticks and the triangle is the cherry on top. I'm sure that wont last long in your booth.Visiting from WOW

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  9. What a transformation! I love the yardstick top! I have been collecting yardsticks for my own project and it is slow going. You have inspired me to keep with it.

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  10. I love it! I came over from A Stroll Thru Life. Pinning this. Thanks for the inspiration. laurie

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