Friday, June 10, 2011

Another Day...Another Project

I'm kind of excited because I got another project done that I've fallen just a little bit in love with.  The last remake I showed you was the old toolbox in this pile of junk.

Now it's that old door.  Sorry I don't have a better picture.  This came off of some old cabinet at an estate sale and cost me $3.00.  The reason it took me so long was because I had to get the help of my husband to build a table out of this window.  Unfortunately for him, I come up with the ideas and they depend on my grunt laborer (wonderful, supportive, hubs) to complete.





I really needed some type of table to go between the chairs out on my deck.  I mean, what is the point of lounging in an Adirondack chair and not having a place to set your drink or book?  Jeesh! I also wanted to incorporate the old with the new...just for a bit of CHar.AC.teR!





We ended up tearing the screen out of the door and then backing it with a piece of mdf.  Then we built a skirt to which we attached some 4X4 legs.  We started with smaller legs, but they ended up looking really wimpy so we went back for something a bit chunkier.  I think we got the wood for the legs for about $12.00.  Pretty good considering the premade legs I was looking for at the Home Depot were about that per leg.  Of course, they were a bit fancier than ours.:)  

Again, let me remind ya'll that this is for the back deck, not the interior, so I was going for more functional than FANcy.  After building it all out, I ended up doing one coat of primer and two coats of paint.
  
I was going for a really fun, bright color that would pop off of the blah-ness (not a word?) of my outdoor area. 

I'm almost done here...starting to really like it.





After getting color on this little table, I did some sanding around the edges and then took distress ink to it too.  I finished off with a protective coat just because I knew it would be outside.

Also, I reattached the original latch.  I love the old look of it and wanted a reminder that this old table started out with an old cabinet door.





Here it is on the back deck between my chairs.
Ok, now I love it.
This picture doesn't quite capture the color, but I think you get the idea?





Just a couple of more views.





I think the color helps my flowers to pop too.





I just know that I'm going to love sitting in my chair with a big ol' glass of lemonade sitting on the table and a good book in my hand. HEAVEN! Now I just need to figure out where to put the screaming, crazy kids while I enjoy the moment.

As an aside, you may have noticed my posts have been few and far between. I apologize, I'm about 16 weeks pregnant (with ANOTHER boy) and had a horrible struggle with 1st trimester grossness and just overall lack of energy. I'm hoping that most of that is now resolved and I can move forward with all of the projects that have been building up. If not, please just stick with me.;)



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Linking to:

Miss Mustard Seed
Remodelaholic 
House of Hepworths
Delightful Order
Tatertots and Jello
Designer Garden
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
At the Picket Fence
A Little Knick Knack
Just a Girl
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Lovely Crafty Home 
Be Different, Act Normal
Green Door Designs
Under the Table and Dreaming 
Between Naps on the Porch 
Tip Junkie 
The Stories of A to Z 
A Bowl Full of Lemons

16 comments:

  1. I love this and that color is fabulous. The old latch adds the perfect touch!

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  2. Gorgeous! Yay your back:) Now go put your feet up!

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  3. That is such a cute little table. It is sure to bring you some joy this summer. Where did you get that cute latch?

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  4. such a cute table. i love it painted blue. your deck looks like a great space to relax in.

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  5. this is so cute! I love the color and the style! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow!! This is so cute! What an awesome way to repurpose the screen door!

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  7. Congrats on your new little one!!! Boys are just wonderful! Oh and I loved the table- that blue is such a refreshing color!

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  8. What a great little table...the color is perfect. And if blah-ness isn't a word then it should be! Congrats on the pregnancy. Hope you continue to feel better. 4 boys sounds like loads of fun...and a lot of laundry! Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment. I'm a new follower. I'm now going to look for the post on the above mentioned tool box!

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  9. This is so very clever. Perfect re-use for something. Love it. I have two girls and was sick with the first one for weeks. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and you feel great.
    My best- Diane

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  10. Happy Tuesday!

    Lovely project~ a true metamorphosis.

    If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and enter the giveaway.

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  11. This is SO great! I featured it today at my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday party.

    Stop by and grab a button, and link some more of your greatness, if you'd like:
    http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/06/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party_15.html

    DaNita

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  12. great transformation!! if you like to "party" I hope you'll stop by and join in on my blog party too!

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  13. I would recommend ear plugs to block out the screaming kids! LOL Of course an I-pod would do the same thing...

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  14. Love it! Have you heard of Caromal Colours finishes? No priming, no sanding, no prep Work!
    I'd love for you to visit me at http://BushWoodArt.com
    or http://Lucysbaby.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the table and the colour. I love the sound of screaming children.

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