Disney themed table and chairs - Update #1
Written on February 22, 2006 by Kevin.
Early last week, I mentioned that my wife and I found a great little table and chairs for Rylan to use when he gets a bit older. Our idea was to refinish it in a more personalized way. Seeing as my wife loves Disney and because she is the boss, we went with a Disney themed table and chairs.
I took the time to sand off the old varnish and just make it as smooth as possible but in the end, we covered the entire thing with paint. It took a bit to figure out exactly how we wanted to paint the table but utimately, we are very happy with the final product. My wife used as 12x12in scrapbook paper to place in the middle of the table with a simple Mickey Mouse sticker on it. Now here comes the fun part. Using Mod Podge, we glued and sealed the paper onto the table. In doing so, we encountered bubbles under the paper, lots of them. This was a challenge but in the end, the other end of a brush and some wax paper did the trick.
Two layers of Mod Podge and some varnish sealed this table up and it should now be ready to use. We are debating how to make sure that the surface does not get dinged up and are leaning towards a piece of thin plastic. Any suggestions that can be given would be greatly appreciated.
The chairs will be worked on in days to come and we will wrapping up this project soon hopefully. My wife and I are busy working on this project and already have others lined up. Parenting is certainly fun when you get to spend the time and make your child something special and unique. Next up, a wooden tool chest to go with his newly acquired wooden tools that we purchased at yet another garage sale.