Every week I begin with a list of goals I want to accomplish. Most are house and/or art related. I do. It always accomplish everything on said list, but it does tend to keep me more focused on productive use of my “free” time (is there really such a thing when you have kids?). My list for this week is-drumroll please- as follows:
My lists tend to be a reflection of my squirrel brain- all over the place. From making macarons to lots of paint projects, I can keep myself pretty darn busy. I hang this on our community cork board where I am reminded of it frequently as another assurance my ideas come to fruition. Added bonus? I also have plenty of blog material to
push on share with others.
But on to brighter things- literally. I had been given a dining table by my fabulous MIL. We had used it for years as our primary meal space until it was usurped by another table found in an attic. So I had a dilemma. An extra dining table with no place to store it, but I wasn’t willing to give it away (sentimental value, ya’ll). Solution? Turn it into an outdoor table.
I completely forgot to take a photo before I sprayed the legs yellow so this is the best shot I got.
I wanted to retain some of the natural wood while still getting a coasta cabana vibe so I taped off for some stripes- one of my many obsessions.
After two coats and a quick water-based polyacrykic sealant, my former indoor table became decidedly outdoor. After a week and a few rainstorms its repelled water just as expected and holding up marvelously. This girl is certainly anticipating lots of al fresco dining in my future.