Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blue Side Table

We are back.  All technical difficulties have been resolved.

Here's a cute little table that we put in our shop this week and a little DIY instruction to go with it.  We've named it the Caribbean Blue Side Table.

First, I sanded and used a flexible sand sponge for the rounded parts of the table.

Then I removed dust with a little paint thinner and a rag, primed and allowed to cure.

I love sanding blocks

Then I painted. A couple of coats of spray paint did the trick.  A couple of coats of polyurethane sealed the deal.

 For the drawer I decided to use a  fabric liner:

First I made paper template for all sides...numbering front sides.


Paper templates

Then I cut out  the fabric.

I spread on regular matte mod side at a time

modge podge

I layed my fabric down and smoothed out any side at a time.

modge podge drawer liner

After a couple of hours I laid on a top coat of mod podge, let it dry and laid on to more coats.

Last but not least I laid on a couple of layers of polyurethane, this will keep the modge podge from ever feeling tacky, even in hot weather.




  1. THis is beautiful. The color is gorgeous. I especially love what you did with the bottom of the drawer.

  2. Thank you. Always like to add a little pop of color where I can.

  3. That table looks fantastic and I especially love the flower on top. Ingenious!!!

  4. Thank you so much. Thought it would be a fun little accent to the table.

  5. Really great color! Thanks for linking this to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

  6. Such a pretty colour. It gave new life to that piece.