So as soon as I got home and washed my hands...(I had to do that about 100 times..this thing had SOMETHING living in it at one time)
Notice if you will the wonderful glue left behind from these tiles...PSHHHTTTT!! Nothing that a little caffeine and elbow grease can't take care off..............................
Oh yeah, and a HEAT GUN and a chisel....:)
Once I scraped the glue off I got to sanding.....
and sanding.....and then the sky's opened up and it rained, and rained and rained...and finally I had to work on it in the garage, because I couldn't wait for the rain to stop. Every time I tried to bring it out in the yard the Sky's would turn dark and it would start pouring.
I knew the look that I wanted for this table, but much like painting a picture I just had to let the table tell me how it was going to go....:)
as you can see they were all warped and not worth saving. I ever so gently with a rubber mallet smack the crap out of the sides and loosened the fronts from the drawer.
I then flipped the table upside down and screwed up through the bottom and made false fronts with the drawer fronts.
Then I sprayed the rest of the table with red.
Then the table decided she wanted a little orange and not as much red...so I added some pumpkin orange spray paint.
Then I dry brushed some antique white paint on it...at this point pretty much all of the kids said it looked like strawberry shortcake....:)
Luckily I was not finished.
When she dried I distressed her some more...and stained over the top with my favorite provincial stain.
and now she is starting to look like and old barn wood sign that I wanted.
Continue on to part 2 here...