Adele's Message and Magazine Table
I have been away for what seems like a looooong time. Our family took a week off from school and work and went for a little ski vacation in BC. It was so cold here in AB when we left and it was such a treat to find spring in Kelowna and an unbelievable amount of snow at Big White and Silver Star. I had high hopes to get right back into things here when we got back, but was set back a bit by a virus that has made me feel miserable for a few days.
Enough of the excuses! This little table was a unique score that I found in Edmonton a few weeks ago while treasure hunting with a friend. It started life like this:
Well, this was after a sanding (I forgot to take the "before" picture earlier). I am calling it the Adele Message and Magazine Table because I was listening to a great interview with Adele on CBC while I was working on it. She is so young and talented! I am in fact listening to her new album "21" while writing this very post. If you do not know what I am talking about, take a listen to "Rolling in the Deep" and see if you don't fall in love with her a little bit.
I had been lamenting the discontinued melamine paint that I love so much at a Benjamin Moore store recently due to environmental concerns and was so pleased to find out that they have a new environmentally friendly product to replace it. It is an oil based product that is water soluble and is so beautiful to use. It goes on like a dream and dries so smoothly. That is the big problem with latex paint ~ unless you spray it, it is difficult to get a smooth finish. Anyway, I bought a litre of it in a very pale creamy grey and gave it a try with this piece. It needed something to make it special so I added a little bit of a message board with chalkboard paint:
I very lightly distressed the edges to add a little more character and highlight some of the bumps and edges.
As you can see, it is a fairly big piece for a magazine holder. It measures 25"W x 11"D x 22 1/4"H.
I was taking the pictures while the kids were at home so they were pleased that I thought of them in the messages I was trying out....
Sadly, this did not actually result in the books getting back to the library, but you get the idea. Incidentally, that issue of Fine Cooking has quite a few winning recipes in it. My husband has tried several the past few weekends and they have all been amazing!
I am looking forward to posting more regularly and I have a few pieces that are *this* close to being ready to offer.
You can buy it here.