Transforming with Paint
ith it too cold in the workshop for my glass [Dawne Design – Glass Move From Cold], I’m transforming my kitchen table into a ‘project table‘.
And the 30″ tabletop, coupled with my waist at 36″, guarantees a sore back — so the first thing to design is raising it to my waist level. My inspiration came from the Pottery Barn’s Bedford Project Table:
While PB’s is 55″ square, the tabletop I’m working with is 30″x48″. I thought about ways to enlarge it but with space limited, I’ve postponed any ‘additions’ for now — maybe Phase IV. 😀
I really like PB’s table because the legs are basically shelving units — I need this baby to store a lot:
- various storage boxes,
- some art books,
- myriad supplies, & especially,
- glass of assorted colours, sizes, & shapes.
It was so nice out today that I was able to get 2 coats of primer painted on all but one side. I’ll finish priming tomorrow then, hopefully 1 but maybe 2, coats of ivory semi-gloss will make it ready for the house.
Maybe Wednesday, I can take the table legs off & replace with the bases. I’m not attaching the heavy wooden tabletop — gives me more flexibility.
I’m not sure yet what I’m using for shelving — thinner plywood, finished pine, or maybe even a glass one. In the meantime, I’ve been planning how to organize all this storage under the table.
Still working on it . . .