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.

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


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

  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!

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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

  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.

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


Thanks for your lovely comments! I read and enjoy every single one and try my hardest to respond to them all! Thanks for visiting!