by Sharon McKinley
While walking on the beach during a recent trip to Florida with the family, I had a lot of time to think and it gave me great inspiration to do nautical pieces. I came up with all these great ideas and couldn’t wait to get home to put them in action.
The first idea I had was a fun, nautical table. I took a very ugly 1990’s side table...
sanded and primed it....
I then painted the entire table a bright white. I had an anchor stamp and stamped all four sides with a cute little anchor...
I found a wood anchor at my favorite hobby store and painted it blue. At first I was going to glue it on but decided that wouldn’t look right. Plus, the top of the table would be covered with glass and it would be all cattywampus. Instead, I traced the anchor in the center of the table and filled it with blue paint with an artist’s brush.
I thought it was still missing something so I ran thick jute around the grooved edge of the table.
I let everything dry and then placed the glass on top – now it’s ready for a place in a lovely seaside cottage - hopefully mine :)
Up next, I'll transform this Goodwill find