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Monday, August 31, 2009

Free Kid's Picnic table




Here's an old post, dug out of my archives for Becky's Roadkill Rescue Party.

I rescued this mini picnic table from the big bad garbage truck. A neighbor was throwing it out and I managed to throw it into the back of my car right as the truck pulled around the corner. Ahhh....the drama.


The poor thing sat around the garage, occasionally being scraped and sanded until my husband threatened to put it back to the curb.
I painted it white, and then scrounged around in the basement until I found this beautiful blue paint. It really makes the top "pop", with minimal work involved. Here's my little guy standing by the finished product. It's just his size. And I'm happy to declare that I didn't invest a single penny into this little fixer upper project. Just time.
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10 comments:

Flssgrl said...

I did not realize it was kiddie size until the last picture...fabulous!!!

Colleen said...

That is so cute! I just bought this little wooden bench/toybox from a garage sale for $8 that seriously needs some TLC. I am hoping to get some time to work on it this weekend!

Lisa said...

That is so cute. I am totally impressed!

Lo said...

very cute! My kids would love that WAY better than the plastic one we have. LOL

Amanda said...

Wow what a difference a coat of paint makes! Love that it's two different colors too.

SuzSpeaks said...

it's great!! Good timing for you!! ha!

Sachiko said...

I love the color you chose. Very cute!

Marie said...

Hello Amy Jo - it's nice to meet ya! I'm late to the party, but wanted to comment on how much I love that sweet wood table! The make-over is so great. Your little guy looks like he's really proud of it! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Older and Wisor said...

Love the color! And maybe it'll hide spills better too?

Not that I'm the kind of mom that wouldn't clean them up right away....and let them harden...and then just paint right over them.... ;)

Marlene said...

I too LOVE the two colors, and agree that it makes the top "pop". I would recommend that you bring it in for the wintertime, if you're leaving it outside. Our wooden table doesn't like being out for the winter.

--Marlene

 

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