Thursday, April 25, 2013

My (half assed) Artsy Craftsy Project

A few months ago I "Pinned" a fabulous post on Pinterest on repurposing your old card table. If I remember correctly the directions were prime, paint, and upholster. Easy Peasy!!! I can SOOOOOO do that (which is what we all think, right?)!!!
***I'm too lazy too even look up the "Pin" on my Pinterest account at this point.***
 I had this GREAT idea ("stolen" from someone else off of Pinterest), that would be GREAT for Ashlyn's playroom. She has a table in there now, but its getting too small and I was having trouble finding a midsize table (that wasn't from PBK $$$). Of course I have an old gray and black card table from Costco (a throw back to my B's Purses Direct Sales Days), who doesn't,  so why not???
I like to do things very last minute. Like I said, I saw this pin MONTHS ago, but decided yesterday that it HAD TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW!!!
So I went and bought 1 can of white spray paint primer and 2 cans of Krylon Watermelon spray paint from Michaels. I spent HOURS taking screws out of all 4 chairs and the table.
***I SHOULD have taken note of which screws came out of which part.***
I then primed and applied the first coat of paint.
Today I bought 2 more cans of Krylon Watermelon paint at Michaels, and quickly learned that that wasn't going to be enough. Since I had purchased all of Michaels inventory of Watermelon paint, I went to Walmart to buy 3 more cans and discovered that its more than 1/2 off the cost there!!!
After applying a second coat (a third in some spots), I then tried to match up each screw to its correct part...........which did NOT work. SOOOOOOOO I ended up hot glueing the cushions back into place.
If you don't look TOOOOOO closely, then the finished product looks pretty good. Some of the metal, even though primed, didn't take the paint very well and required extra coats.
Over all I'm pretty pleased, and Ashlyn is super excited to have a space she can actually use to play and work in.
***To upholster the cushions I used a curtain I purchased from Target for $19.99, a hot glue gun, and a staple gun.***
Happy Craftying!!

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