An inspired table…

We have a round black table in our living room where my kids sit to have snack, color or to watch TV.  This table was purchased a few years back for this very purpose and it has been very “well used”.  I also sit at this table most evenings to work on things like flowers, tutu’s, etc., and it allows me to spend some time with my hubby who sits just behind me on the couch incessantly flipping channels watching TV.

Because this table is getting a bit beat up, I wanted to paint it since it is one of the first things you see when you walk in our front door.  Well after seeing this table and this one I knew what I was going to do!

Here is what I had to work with…

I used the rotary sander to sand off all of the shine.  I did this step quickly since it was FA-reeeezing outside and my hands were getting numb…

I painted the entire table black until all of the exposed wood was covered.   After the black was dry I painted the top of the table in BM Sherwood Tan (got this in the oops department for only $3.99 for the quart !).  
Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures of the entire process or how I did the lettering, but it was basically how this table was done and  Donna from Funky Junk Interiors has pictures.

I used the Cricut to cut out the words “Casa de Manteiga” (home of Manteiga) and “est. 2002” is the year my husband Michael and I were married.  The heart goes without saying :).  My 7 year old daughter was so cute when I told her I was doing the words in Portuguese, she said “MOM, why are you doing it in Pork-a-cheese?”….LOL..

After the lettering was done and dry, I sanded the entire top with a finer coarse sand paper and then sealed it with BM Stays Clear, about 5-6 coats and lightly sanded with a super fine steel wool.  Thank you to all of you amazingly talented DIY bloggin’ women who inspire me daily!  I hope I do you proud when I copy something that you’ve created! 

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6 thoughts on “An inspired table…

  1. What a fabulous piece for your family to cherish and continue to use for a lifetime. Your distressing came our perfect and you phrase is so memorable.

    Take care,

  2. Thank you ladies! Not as awesome as your table Donna but I had so much fun making it ! I know Penny, Pork a cheese, too funny!

  3. You did a great job! I really like how it turned out. I see you are new to blogging. I am having a newbie party as we speak…come join in on the fun…you will be glad you did!~

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