Saturday, October 16, 2010

Look what I am working on today!!!

So, I was looking for some kind of table to put in my family room. I wanted doors instead of drawers, and I wanted a certain depth. Well, like my friend Kami says... "If you put it out there in the universe, it will come to you." So, I put it out there, and a few days later, I found this at the DI! It was the bottom part of a gun rack. I talked the folks at the DI down from $50 to $25, because I only wanted the bottom. It has been in the garage for a few weeks, and I am ready to get going today on painting it.

Look at the top. I pondered for a while what to do. It had a cut piece of marble on the top, with a large section cut out for the gun rack. I got rid of the marble, but the thought of getting all the glue off and making the top smooth makes me tired! So, I got a piece of veneered wood from Home Depo for $20. I had them cut it for me so it had an overhang, and we put it on top.

The edges were raw, so the handy Home Depo man helped me find a cheap and easy solution... This veneered edging! (Which is also paintable.)

This stuff is great! My nice husband (who normally tries to stay far away from my projects) helped me a ton with this. We followed the directions on the back of the package, but used a blow dryer instead of the iron. It was definitely a two person job. He also attached the top board. Thanks honey!

Well... time to get started! I will report back soon on my progress :)

Have a Happy and Creative Day!

Risa

6 comments:

Easy Peasy Chic said...

The suspense is killing me Risa!! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

WOW - that is going to be cool!!!

xox
Jen

Wendy said...

I need to go to DI more often...that's all there is to it! Of course, I also need to be as creative and smart as you are, too.

Brad Kami and kids said...

Great idea for the edging... I didn't even know edging like that existed! Please stay up all night and finish it ;)... we're all in suspense!

Brooke said...

Make sure you post the finished project! Amazing!

Laura@Corner House said...

Oooo... I am glad you found one. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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