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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CAN I DO IT ?

I must be CRAZY to try to make something anywhere even CLOSE

But I fell DEEPLY and FOREVER in love with her adorable SIGN TABLE..
and have wanted to do one ever since I first saw it.
She is so kind-hearted and generous and tells us just how she painted this table that has appeared in 
SEVERAL, WELL KNOWN DECORATING MAGAZINES.

Other than a huge amount of talent, I first needed a table...a cheap table.....
like... one not over five bucks...ya know....
just in case I  RUIN it completely.
Well, today I FOUND THAT TABLE...
and the cost...?
...just 5 bucks plus tax.
It looks like someone wanted to do something cute with it but....it didn't happen.
Red legs and a mottled black top..
It's not in strips, like an old sign such as Donna's but maybe I can *paint* strips on it ??
But, just PERFECT for what I want.
I can paint it all black..
then the white...
then the stencils..
then the sanding
*
I HAVE stencils...
paint...
paint pens....
palm sander...
...just about everything I need but.....
GUTS...
OOO YEAH...
and talent......where do you buy THAT? 
xoxo bj

34 comments:

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Great post!

Lounging with a Latte said...

I'm sure you can do it!! Put your own mark on it. If it doesn't work the first time, just paint over it and start again!

Missouri's Lilac said...

I think you can do it. You just have to go for it and remember paint can ALWAYS be redone! But I am sure it will turn out GREAT!!
AJ

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You'll do great BJ, have fun! Maybe Mr. could use his router and add the grooves to make it look like a sign. He did a great job on the cabinets:@)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a brilliant fun idea, I look forward to seeing the end result.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You can do it!!!! I can't wait to see it finished BJ.

Emily said...

Are you kidding me, with your talents for everything!
Great deal, have a blast......Be sure you post the finished product.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Go Beeej! I know you can, bcuz I'm rootin' for you!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Do it! Do it!! Do it!!! I can't wait to see your table. I know it will be adorable!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You have all the right elements, now just make it your own! Have fun and we'll be looking forward to the transformation!

Suzie said...

can't wait to see what you do!

La said...

GO FOR IT!

I have faith in you!

Judi said...

Hi BJ
Oh yes you can do it BJ..and I bet thats what you are up to right now and I can't wait until you share.

I think I get myself in that space when I'm trying something new. I want it to work out and I'm afraid to start because then I'm committed and oh dear whatever and however will I do it..*s*. But I thik thats a forgiving project and you can always redo...have fun...
have a great day
Judi

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Awwwwwwww come-on... You've got the guts! -giggles-

And actually, a kind of crafting like this, is not like trying to do a painting with oils or pastels. Talent is, is, is needed to work with oils/pastels, and make paintings.

But this kind of crafting is more about knowing/learning to work with a sander and paints and stencils and paint pens (whatever they are?)

Sure it takes work to learn to maneuver your way, around these items. But......... I'm sure you'll do fine. Even if you don't like the first try... And go at it again... Who cares? Just get it so you like it! YOU are the only one who counts anyway!

~♥~

Theresa said...

I believe you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to do! Get with it BJ, I can't wait to see your masterpiece!

HUGS!

Debbie said...

I'm positive you have the talent.

I'm just like you in that I stand there and stare at certain projects with a load of good intentions on the one hand and fear on the other.

I will be waiting to see your finished product because I know it's going to be wonderful.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a cute table for five dollars. Just perfect. You can do it! How fun and exciting to try something new. I can't wait to see the completed project.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Go for it bj!! I have no talent when it comes to things like this but you do! Love the table!

Vee said...

Talent is a gift and, believe me, you got it in spades. Have fun with this sweet project. Great table find, too!

Barbara F. said...

BJ, you can do it! I have no doubt. It is a great table for $5!! Can't wait to see the finished product. xo,

Liz said...

Go girl! What have you got to lose? Looking forward to seeing the final results - I'm sure it will be great!
Liz

The Primitive Skate said...

I so LOVE that table too! I can't wait to see yours when you are finished!
Sandi

Annie Louise said...

I know exactly how you are feeling. I love that table too!! You have found a great table for this project. I too have thought about imitating her table, but chickened out and left it only painted (it looks good), but not as good as the old sign table.
Anyway, best of luck to you, I can't wait for the updates.
Jeanette

Helen said...

Knowing you? Of course you can do it!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl anyone that can cook like you do can paint a table and make it pretty..Love ya Sis..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I don't know where you buy it, but when you find out be sure to let me know! I can't wait to see how it turns out. Just think, if you mess it up you can just paint it black and paint big white polka dots on it:)

Hope all is well with you!

A Cottage Muse said...

I know it will look FANTASTIC!
Loving your blog header!!

Patti said...

I wish I lived near you so that you could show me how to change my header and make collages of photos - your blog is always so attractive!! As for the table - go for it, you can't screw it up because any mistakes can be "sanded" off. The only thing I will say - and I learned this from my "clock table" - is that once you place anything on the table, it hides all your hard work!! Looking forard to seeing your interpretation!!

Sarah said...

Great find, BJ. I have faith you'll do just fine with this project. ;-)
~ Sarah

Charlene said...

I know just how you feel... You LOVE something & you WANT to do it so badly... but, there's the fear factor. But, heck it's just paing. If you don't like it paint over it! Go FOR IT GIRL! Good Luck! Charlene

Julie Harward said...

I know you can bj...you have tons of talent in you! I can hardly wait to see it done! :D

Sil Campschroer said...

Goodmorning, Thanks for visiting my blog. I like the positivity of you're personality. (and I love grey/white hair-b*e*a*u*t*i*f*u*l) I'm excited to follow you're table-story. Wishing you a great rednesday wth heart&soul from Sil.

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Take her table....and make it your own! I know you can do it. I can't wait to see how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you were working on it. I can't wait to see how it turns out. Love, Me
www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Kathleen said...

You will do it!