Monday, 22 February 2016
The title and this picture might be a weird combo but no this bug, although pretty in a creepy way, did not turn in to a butterfly :)
I am also not talking about a road trip...
But about the sad ugly remains of this table, which has clearly gone through a lot. A battle where it lost two legs...
And a kid with anger management issues, gave the result of this sad thing. But the remaining two pretty legs made me see potential.
I started by sawing and attaching the missing wood piece, and sanding the dark brown paint and the kid's 'art' away.
I primed it with white paint to make everything equal in color, working with a table that has only two legs was a bit challenging.
I then painted it a sea green/ blue.
And the top got a vintage road map, like the previous table I had fixed a few weeks ago.
I cut the map in shape and applied many layers of varnish making the top smooth and waterproof.
Then came the most exciting and challenging part, attaching the legs. I was sure to use driftwood legs and wanted them to be very natural, straight driftwood pieces would have looked like ugly replacements. I made sure to use a level tool so that the table was straight even though the legs weren't.
And after a few weeks of work here is the result *patting myself on the back*.
I used a map with the exact color of the paint. A road map of west Turkey.
The driftwood seems to be growing out of the table, I love how natural it turned out!
Working with discarded materials is extremely satisfying, giving life with stuff that is tagged as 'trash' putting some work in it to make it unique and beautiful. If everyone would re-use as much as possible landfills would be much less filled, don't you think :)?
The table is available at StarHomeStudio where you can also see more pictures and all its measurements.