Is it not a beautiful sunshiney day out today? Well at least it is here in Iowa. Everything’s all drippy and melty outside, and making me yearn for spring something fierce. I got to go out and frolic in it sans-twins this morning for a mommy-date-type-gathering that was fabulous.
ALSO… it’s my Mommy’s 60th Birthday today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!
I’m overjoyed to introduce to you a new member to the cast of our living room. Well, I guess this item has been around for quite some time (PROPS for whoever was around long enough to remember that post!!).
It’s been looking downcast and in need of some serious pampering and makeover… and a massage, and a shopping spree, and new highlights. Oh WAIT, I’m thinking about someone else entirely!
ANYway, girlfriend needed to look her best if she’s going to fit in with our ever-improving living room. And since I’ve been craving a little vinyl action lately, I enlisted my girl Dana to cut me some swirly designs. Remember this sneak peak pic that I posted on our Facebook page? (If you don’t follow along, you should seriously consider it… we rapidly approaching 2000 FB friends!)
So after ‘weeding’ out the vinyl (which Dana and I did together with a glass of wine and some cinnamon rolls), the next step was to prep the end table. Cue the broken record! Remove hardware, sand, prime, paint and poly!
Next, we taped off the top surface and bottom ledge…
Finally, it was time to apply the vinyls! Nick desperately wishes he could grow a beard this long.
This part is fun, but it’s best to have two people so one can hold it, and the other can make sure it’s lined up before pressing down.
We had Dana cut us 6 separate vinyls for the 6 panels of this hexagonal end table. And Dana suggested we do 3 of them as a mirror image so that the table can be ‘reversible’ depending on my mood! (GENIUS)
On these next two pictures, can you see how the left one the swirls are glossy, and on the white one, it’s glossy around the swirls? You’ll see why in a sec…
Next, I polyed with PolyCrylic over the vinyl to seal it down before painting.
I used Valspar’s Metallic Gold… which is AMAZING.
Then Nick and I began pulling back the vinyl and singing ‘Killing Me Softly’ very loudly in the garage whilst the girls were napping. Good times.
I forgot how fun our vinyl projects are… SUCH instant gratification!
Now do you see what I meant by the mirror image vinyls? It gives me options baby. Here she is a staged-up cute with the orange chair.
I truly can’t decide if I like the white side or the gold better. I guess I don’t need to decide, because I can change it on a whim depending on my mood!
What was that?
You’re needing a little BLING to brighten your day?
Which side do you like best? I’m very curious!
What do ya think? Do you prefer the gold side or white? Have you done any projects with vinyl lately? Do you obnoxiously sing Aretha Franklin songs while bring creative? Have you hopped on the ‘gold train’ yet? Don’t fight it my friends.