Hello once again!
I figured I better stop by my own blog to let my faithful followers know that YES I’m still here.
I usually try to take a DIY break during the summer and spend that time with the kids.
They’re “teenagers” now so it’s embarrassing to them to be “hanging” with mom.
I refuse to let them go.
They will always be my babies.
Anyway, now that they are back in school, I’ve been able to get busy.
And it’s a good thing too because I did do some thrifting and junkin over the summer.
Don’t believe me?
Just take a look…
Do you see all this old stuff!
Fun fun fun!
So first up are the cute little vintage tables you can see in the first picture.
I scored them for $10 bucks a piece.
I probably paid too much for them but I seriously don’t care.
I just loved them and had to have them.
These tables are solid wood and just gorgeous.
But first I had to clean them up.
I used an all surface paint prep and an old sock.
Yes I watermarked the sock.
After they were cleaned I started to second guess painting them.
The wood was beautiful.
But I painted them anyway.
I didn’t use my regular “go to” DIY chalk paint recipe for these tables.
I changed up my recipe this time using cornstarch.
I’m not crazy.
This DIY chalk recipe is super easy and goes on so smooth.
I like it way better than using plaster of paris.
There’s no clumping and best of all there is no grit!
1. Use a cottage cheese or sour cream type container (16 oz. or 1 lb) with lid
2. Fill your clean container with 2 cups water ~ mark how high 2 cups reaches with a sharpie
3. Dump out the water ~ add 3 TBS cornstarch
4. Add 1/4 cup water ~ stir
5. Add any latex paint to the 2 cup line ~ stir
Just look how pretty after 2 coats.
I was only going to distress her a little but once I saw that gorgeous wood coming through…
I changed my mind.
I can do that ya know.
I mean seriously…
they’re so pretty.
I decorated these vintage tables with some really old books.
The big books on the bottom are ledgers are from the early 1900’s from a general store.
I found these at an antique store and they were very very reasonable.
I’ve had fun going through the ledgers and seeing prices go from .25 cents all the way to $1.00.
I find this stuff fascinating!
I’m really glad I overpaid for these yard sale tables.
And I’m really glad the kids are back in school.
Now I can get back to work…
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