Like I say, I am blessed to have friends and neighbors (you know who you are!) who give me their cast offs to repurpose. A few weeks ago I saw this cool, retro ashtray stand on top of my neighbor's trash can. After a quick text asking if I could have it, I snagged it because I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do with it.
I loved the whole retro feel to this piece so it was definitely going to be a table for my gazebo, and of course, it would HAVE to be red.
Another friend had given me a lot of 'stuff', and in that haul was this lazy susan. So I removed the "rotating" part from the bottom by just removing a few screws. A quick coat of white chalk paint and some distressing and this was ready for some artwork.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I hate winter and how much I love summer. I knew that I had to find a 'summery' quote for this piece and was so excited to find this quote by Lucy Maude Montgomery, (gosh I love that name!) author of the Anne of Green Gables series.
In keeping with the 50's feel of this piece, I found this great retro font. I printed it out using WordArt to get it to curve and then traced it onto the wood using graphite paper.
Here it is, painted and with a few coats of wax. A little E6000 glue attached this nicely to the base that I had sprayed with a few coats of glossy red paint.
I love red (did I say that already??) and I love summer (said that too??) and I LOVE spending as much time as possible in my gazebo on hot, summer nights so I am thrilled with how this turned out.
Ava likes it too :)
I wonder what it WOULD be like to live in a world where it was always June!?
Linking to these parties this week:
The DIY Showoff http://diyshowoff.com/ (Monday)
I Should Be Mopping the Floor http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/ (Monday)
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/ (Tuesday)
Cedar Hill Ranch The Scoop http://cedarhillfarmhouse.com (Tuesday)
Creations By Kara http://www.creationsbykara.com/
Savvy Southern Style http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Ivy and Elephants http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/ (Wednesday)
The Thrifty Groove http://www.thethriftygroove.com/
Living Well Spending Less http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/ (Thursday)
The Feathered Nest http://www.frenchcountrycottage.net/ (Friday)
The Charm of Home http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/ (Wednesday)
Simple Nature Décor http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com
French Country Cottage http://www.frenchcountrycottage.net/
The Enchanting Rose http://theenchantingrose.blogspot.com/ (Tuesday)
Bella Rosa Antiques http://www.bellarosaantiques.blogspot.com/
Villa Barnes http://www.villabarnes.com/