Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A new DIY addition to my fall booths ...

So I have been on a roll with these little Pinterest projects with pallets, spools, etc ... I have to admit I came up with this one on my own. I had a vision in my head about this very table, it came out alot better than I even imagined. I still have a few things to do to it. But I could not resist taking a few snaps of it today and posting it for you. I still need to make 2 more fabric ruffle panels (BIG SIGH) and add my braces for the legs and interior shelf to hold my inventory and such! 

The main thing that had me thinking about this table is I wanted to bring my jewelry up higher so people wouldn't have to stoop over so much to look at it, I hope to make another one, but for now I will raise some of the products up on this one. I wanted it to be counter top height - Frankie helped me frame it up and then I was on my own with my creativity and imagination. The top is made of old pallet wood. Pallets are a pain to take apart - but I love the wood. I sanded each piece then stained it. After the stain dried I applied some of my Valspar Creme Brulee Paint from Lowes that I have used in all of my other little projects lately. I love it. The legs and base of the table was new wood - 2x4's and 2x3's - I also stained and painted them to look worn and aged. To get the dark wood to show through the best - I rub a little paraffin wax on the corners and edges, then after the top coat of paint is dry - it peels right off with a light grit sandpaper.

The Ruffled edge is a whole other BEAST! I bought a ruffler attachment for my sewing machine and it would save soooooooo much time - if it worked properly - well I broke the 1st one, then ordered another one - it works OK - but It acted like it was going to break my machine. So I took it off and ruffled it the old fashioned way - with long stitches and pulled the ruffles together by hand. I need to make 2 more of these panels to cover the bottom but like I said - I was dying to show off my work! 

I just love the vintage look of this! I can't wait to get it in my booth to complete my vintage theme.
I will attach a few more pics for you to see how I attached the skirt to the table ... I basically added large eyelets and shower curtain hooks, I tacked up the hooks with nails, but I plan to add those little eye screws to attach the hooks to. I am also adding a shelf to the inside and the 2 panels to complete the bottom.

There you have it - come out to the festivals and see me - Sept 1st - Bristol Motor Speedway - TriCities Bacon Fest and Oct 5th and 6th - Apple Festival in Erwin, TN.
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