I'm sharing one of my creative mother's most recent projects today.
My parents had an outdoor patio table with a glass top, but the top shattered in a storm because the umbrella was left in it. Instead of throwing away the metal base, my mom came up with the idea to cover the top with wood boards (because my dad has a lot of that kind of stuff laying around). :)
So dad cut and attached the wood to the base.
Then, instead of staining the wood, my mom got some mini paint samples in light blues, greens, and grays and did a sort of "white wash" technique by watering them down.
After that she sealed it to help protect it from the rain and glorious Wisconsin winter weather.
I think it turned out pretty darn cute, don't you!? Way to go mom!
Before I went to take the pictures of the table it had rained, so I was bringing a towel outside to dry it off.
My mom comes out with me and lifts up one end of the table to let all the water run off before we use the towel on it. Then she looks at me with a little smirk...
"Would you have thought to do that on your own?"
I was like, "uhhhh...no?"
Mom goes, "Huh? No?? Well stick with me kid - you'll be a star."
Hahahaha! She's just so lovable!
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