Friday, May 27, 2011

Construction/Creating

John is building the shop.  
He's progressing quickly & it's looking great!

 I've been transforming a formerly scuffed, dark brown stained coffee table. First, a coat of off-white paint, then distress, fleur-de-lis stencil applied in pencil, pattern covered with Sharpie paint pens...




I'll try to post an "all done" shot. I am going to finish it with a coat of poly acrylic. I've never used it before but it's supposed to be a washable protective coat that won't yellow.  It's been fun to try something new & I'm pleased with the results. At first the boys thought it was "too girly" but now they think it's OK.
 
 Nathan made a sweet little paper bird.
He is definitely my fellow animal lover in this family.


Mark & Luke made weapons - Luke has a bow & arrow that Dad helped him make & Mark created a bungee cord gun all on his own.


2 comments:

Laura said...

Love, love, love the table! And the shop is coming along nicely too.

Shaun and Holly said...

Nice!