We came into posession of this little table top. For FREE. Derrick’s boss is moving and didn’t want it anymore. Derrick decided to transform it into a table for the kids. It was just the right size to go in the basement for crafting, or upstairs to use when little friends come over for lunch! We took the kids to Lowe’s and let the boys each pick out a color that they wanted on the table. Then we got started.
Derrick painted the base green (which matches an accent wall in the basement), then let the kids start taping off random places on the table. Then Aaron helped paint over the tape with a coat of orange paint. Once the orange paint was dry, we cut out a bunch of fun sea animals and the kid’s names out of contact paper. I used my cricut and the “Life is a Beach” cartridge, that I borrowed from a friend, for those. After applying the contact paper, Dallin helped paint the final coat…blue.
We did the same thing for the legs, only painted the 3 colors in a different order. The table didn’t come with legs so Derrick bought wood and hardware and made some himself. It was fun to pull off the tape and contact paper and see the transformation!
Several coats of a clear polyeurethane and it was done! It was time consuming, but the kids loved helping and it turned out so fun and funky! It sits 6 children perfectly. We used it at Aaron’s St. Patrick’s Day party and it was great.
A picture of the kids trying it out for the first time.