Monday, March 31, 2014

Arrow Table

So, you guys.....I have this thing for arrows...kinda like I have a thing for feathers. I think it may stem from my secret desire to be Katniss Everdeen. The Katniss that's good with a bow and feels at home in the woods. Not the one who, you know, kills people and is the face of an uprising -- just so we're clear! :) But really, arrows are just flippin' cool. That's all there is to it. 

Anyways, like I said last week, I mixed enough black milk paint to redo a wash stand, a star table, and the table I'm sharing today. 

I found this table way back in September and finally figured out what to do with it. (Are you like me where things sit forever until the perfect idea/inspiration hits?)

It would have looked just fine as is, if not for the huge water mark in the center of the table, so it had to be redone. 

I painted the top with the black milk paint and stenciled on the arrows in metallic silver acrylic paint to tie in with the table base. I distressed it, then sealed it with hemp oil. 

This arrow chalkboard that my husband made has been sitting in our garage for a year too. I thought I would get this checked off the list while I was at it with the table.

For photo prop purposes, I made these CUTE stick arrows.  

I'm pretty much in LOVE with this table, but like everything else, it had to go to my booth. I may actually shed a tear when this one sells. 

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:


  1. I love this! ALL of it!! Now I must go a make my own arrows because yours are so awesome. Well done!

  2. Amazing! It turned out so beautiful! I LOVE your arrow chalkboard too! I want to make one!

  3. I'm in love. Seriously need to do this on a piece of furniture ASAP. :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  4. Wow! This is amazing! Love the look!

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  5. That looks great Melissa! I bet your little man loves the table & those cool arrows too.
    Dee from My Painted Stuff

  6. This is so cute Melissa! I'm loving all your arrows. :)
    Saying hello from Inspire Me Tuesday!
    leelee@ paperbagstyling

  7. Absolutely precious! I would shed a tear (or five) if I had to part with it, too...!

  8. Love how your arrow table turned out. Just perfect! Thanx for joining THT.

  9. What a really interesting table and I love what you did with it. Keeping it really simple yet it catches the eye.

  10. Very cool!! Love the feather arrow props too - super creative :)

    Tanya @ sweettreefurniture

  11. What did you use for the pointy end of the stick arrows?

  12. I'm crushing on arrows these days too. I want to paint some pillows with arrows! Love your table transformation! And omg those arrows you made are fantastic. I am going to feature you today on Sundays at Home!


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