Monday, January 5, 2009

our rockin' kiddy table

For Christmas the boys received a nice, quality solid wood table (and we bought two additional chairs so we'd have four total). We've had 2 other kiddy tables before that have since fallen to pieces so we did a bunch of research and really wanted to invest in a nice one this time. So, of course, we're going out of our way to take good care of this table. The first thing we wanted to do was put a protective coating on it so that it would be ultra-protected against spills and such. We found a great bar-top epoxy at Home Depot that is equivalent to 60 coats of polyurethane!! Then Steve told me that we could put pictures or trinkets underneath the coating for it to shine through if we wanted to personalize the table. The table had a great 1/4 inch lip all around the edge of the top that really is perfect for this project. After much deliberation I went through the boys' Stare! game and chose our favorite cards (all retro kiddy prints of some sort) to make a fun border and middle design. Then I decoupaged a single card on the back of each chair to tie it all in. The result is pretty fantastic don't ya think?! The boys love it.










4 comments:

Aussie Therese said...

Wow. I really wanted to see a photo of it so thanks for posting this.

I really love it. We are going to buy a new homeschool table this year too so maybe I will get something like this.

Erin said...

That is really a GREAT idea ELlie...so far the kids plastic one is holding...but when it crashes...where did you get this? I love the look!!

Erin said...

Nevermind I saw the link...:)

Kalona said...

It looks great, Ellie! I love the retro prints. Very cute.