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« on: May 22, 2005 02:39:31 PM »

My daughter needed a kitchen table when she was trying to furnish her first apartment.  With a college students budget money was tight.  I had an old faux wood table that I wasn't using to I got out my paints and went wild.  Here is the result. She and her friends love it!

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005 04:46:45 PM »

That is awesome.  You rock.

What marerial was it made out of if it was faux wood?  What did you do to cover it up?


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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005 05:00:34 PM »

That is so amazing!!!  Great job.

« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005 05:13:37 PM »

   That is the cutest table ever!! When I move out from my parents home, I'm going to try and make one.  But with my paint skills it diffently won't come out as nice.  I wish my mom was a sweet as u and make me cute tables.

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2005 05:29:58 PM »

Is that a pattern? That is too cool!

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2005 10:57:11 PM »

Aw you guys are too nice  Embarrassed  The table is one of those melamine I think?  You know the fake wood top.  All I did was sand it down a bit to rough it up.  Then I primed it wtih water based primer but I used a melamine blue paint. I drew it all myself and then painted with acrylics.  Then I put around 3 or 4 coats of water based polyurethane and that was it. It is holding up very well too.  I painted chairs to match.  I love to do that to furniture.  Here is another outdoor table I did. My son dragged hom a round piece of wood with a hole in the middle and I cannot sometimes control my urge to paint everything lol.  I painted it, used an outdoor plant pot as a base and put a candle in the hole and voila..nice new table.  Painting is my first love and I have sold many paintings on EBAY to Can, US, UK, Netherlands.  I love to paint.  Take a look atmy portfolio by clicking on the link belowsometime and you'l see some of my work. Sorry for rambling.  Here is the other table.
ps. gagagabag...I think I still have the drawings, if you want I'll scan them on here for you.  Let me know.


« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2005 06:37:26 AM »

Oh My goodness! That is so awsome!!
You did a great job!

« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2005 06:40:38 AM »

Sorry, Me again! i just looked at your website and all i can say is WOW! Shocked You did a great job on everything!! You even paint on bottles! lol WOW!!

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2005 06:52:14 AM »

          That is really beautiful.  I've always wanted to make my own furniture too!  First, to start out revamping dilapidated stuff and then, construct my own using junkyard finds.  Have you ever thought about making a coffee table out of an old door?
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2005 10:50:30 AM »

u've just inspired me!
i have the ugliest melanine table in the kitchen begin to have something done to it to make it a little more attractive, and now i know what to do, PAINT IT!!!!!!!!
thanks for the useful info on sanding it slightly. will certainly follow your indications. Grin Grin Grin

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