Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Gray And Chalky Guy

distressed painting, table makeover, Krylon paint
What's not to like with this guy?

He is gray and chalky with a hidden bit of flash.

Plus he is hexagonal and six-legged.

Started with a very water-stained wood finish, scratched glass top, but nifty legs and a basket weave bottom.

I love a basket weave bottom.

Since the glass was scratched, I used Looking Glass spray on the back.

Two coats - should have used three!

While the glass was drying, I pulled out my discounted Krylon paint in Creekstone.

Two coats.

I did not particularly care for the mirror look so I covered it with two coats of blackboard paint.

Should have used three!

When I was  laying on the chalk, I scratched the surface.

I will not even begin to tell you how much work that involved!

So the glass top ended up mirrored on one side and chalky on the other.

I was careful to leave dark areas instead of distressing.

The mirrored look.

Not as bad as I remember.

At Booth C-23 in Riverfront Antique Mall.

First, Maid Marion has been seen by the third and final tree doctor.  The news is bad.  She is structurally unsound and must come down.

Second, my mother had some more tests and is now being referred to an ENT doctor about her swallowing problem. Thank you so much for the good wishes and prayers.

Third, Willie went for a follow-up on Tuesday at Aiken Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Groover.

Here Willie is doing his best impression of Hannibal Lecter while Dr. Groover uses a torture device to relax the muscles around the wrenched disk.

Willie is walking better and the pain has decreased. He is slightly loopy after he takes his meds, but seems to be progressing fine.

See y'all!


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  1. I love the way Willie is sticking his tongue out at his tormentor! Willie gets the last laugh, that is, until he takes his medication, then all is lost!

  2. Awwww glad Willie is doing better. Poor guy. Love the table it looks great.

  3. Sometimes you gotta improvise and you are the queen of that! The picture of Willie didn't make me laugh until I read your caption. Too bad Maid Marion can't be on the mend like Willie and Momma. :(

  4. Poor Willie...:( The table is great. Love the reversible top! Sorry about the tree, but hopefully they will do something wonderful with the wood. Have a great day!

  5. So much going on! I think the table is pretty cool and love the reversible top! Poor Willie, but I'm glad he is doing better.

  6. I am praying that the specialist can give your mom some relief! And poor Willie. Since Silence of the Lambs is my all time favorite movie, this is definitely one of my all time favorite pictures of a dog :-)


  7. Donna your grey table is lovely. I hate to think of how much work fixing that scratch caused. Hope the ENT helps your Mom and happy to hear that Willie is on the mend. Sorry about Maid Marion it is so sad to see that most lovely old tress have to come down eventually.

  8. Poor sweet Willie. I'm glad he's doing better. Too bad about Maid Marion. Hopefully some of her wood can be used for something. Your table turned out great! Sounds like it was a lot of work. I hope all goes well for your mom with the ENT.

  9. You did a great job with the table. I like the mirrored side and the chalk side both.
    I hope your Mom gets better and I can't wait to see her rocking her new JDL pantaloons. Little Willie will be back to himself soon, I'm sure.

  10. I love a man with 6 legs....glad you made him look sooooo much better! I really like the dark showing through also.

    Poor Willie, but glad he is doing some better.

    Keep us posted about your mom, still praying for you guys!

    I'm so sorry about that tree...was hoping there would be some good news for Maid Marion.

  11. Today was going to be the day I did something crafty instead of reading about it but now I am all wore out reading your post-so

  12. Today was going to be the day I did something crafty instead of reading about it but now I am all wore out reading your post-so

  13. Love how the table turned out Donna. Hoping your Mom is better.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  14. Sorry about your tree. Prayers continue for your mom and dog!

  15. I love the table! I'm glad willie is doing better.


  16. Thanks for the updates! Glad to hear Willie is doing better. Love the table makeover!

  17. I'm so glad to read Willie is better and I keep you and your mom in my thoughts.

  18. Poor Willie! Hope he's doing much better by now. Thinking about you and your mom.


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