• How To Paint A Table (sort of)

    Happy How To’s Day!

    Remember when we re-did Kev’s Mom and Dad’s back porch?

    Well, we filled that little yellow vase on top of the chicken coop with old scrabble tiles (from etsy) for a reason.

    …and we finally finished up that project yesterday!

    The idea was to create a little game table for our niece and nephew (who spend a lot of time out in the porch), so they’d have something fun/educational to play with.

    We started with this pretty metal tray table we picked up at a local flea market for $8…

    We made a trip to our local True Value store to pick up some supplies. A sample of “Halycon Green” (by SW), and a “Spray Gun”…

    Kev’s been wanting to try one out for a while now. Basically, it’s a little aerosol can that comes with a little glass jar.

    You can fill the glass jar with whatever color paint you want, so you can create your own custom color spray paint.

    We could hardly wait to try it out, and I think we shot more “We’re in the backyard, we’re hyper, and this is the coolest invention EVER” photos, than actual how-to photos for this post.

    (Note: no latex paint was injested during the making of this post)

    Unfortunately, we were so excited to get rollin’, we didn’t read the part about thinning your paint before we took turns spraying with it…

    …so it didn’t come out very well, and ended up clogging completely after about 15 minutes. Boo. Back to the brush I went…

    After I finished painting the legs, I sprayed the top of the table with a couple coats of spray primer, and a couple of coats of Heirloom White-colored spray paint.

    Then we applied a “What’s the Word?” graphic from Leen the Graphics Queen

    (I spy someone trying to hide his dirty fingernails! Hee hee!)

    And here’s what we ended up with after all that goofin’ around…

    I think it’ll be fun for the kids to create words together out in the porch.

    You know…in between their iPhone calls to each other.

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