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March 15, 2010


Filed under: carmen, crafts — Jana @ 4:21 pm

When we got to this house the people before us had left us all kinds of interesting things in the back yard, and while I’m not really able to refurb half a treadmill, or a deflated Thomas the train kiddie pool,  I was able to help out a little kid table that was back there.  So I did, and here is what it looks like now:

I wanted to give it a little Mario bros feel, and since I was limited in the colors available in plastic paint,  I decided to go with mushrooms.

I am not great at painting… but I think they are considerably better than the original, which looked like this:

(the table had been spray painted this really lovely hunter green, although I bet that little lime green stool had been pretty cute in its day, if the rest of the set had matched it)

Since I am being crafty… I might as well post the pic of my little “bride”:

Carmen is obsessed with all things marriage lately, and was walking around with a doll blanket as a veil, so I whipped her up this purple one with some left over tulle I had lying around.  Now she walks around the house with it on saying “Now… Who is going to be my king?’  She is such a funny girl.



  1. oh my goodness that table is to die for! NICE. it looks just like our little earrings Eve made! and holy cow Carmen in a veil… Lee better get the gun ready.

    Comment by Tami — March 15, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

  2. wow i thought you bought that table set! i bet the owners will come back asking for it now…

    Comment by Carly — March 15, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

  3. That’s pretty much the cutest kids table I’ve ever seen. The legs are awesome! I love the cartoon-y shape.

    Carmen’s comment settles it…we need to come visit. Brenden’s fav game is “I’m the king.”

    Comment by (me)linda — March 15, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

  4. You’re such an awesome MOM, Jana! Your kids are lucky to have such talent! Love love love the table/chairs and the awesome purple veil! Such a beautiful bride.

    Love ya,

    Comment by Utah Grandma — March 16, 2010 @ 6:02 am



    Comment by Eve — March 16, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

  6. WOW!!! I LOVE that table! Such a good idea.

    Comment by Linds — March 17, 2010 @ 7:42 am

  7. Singing the super mario bros theme some and LOVING that table! Nice!

    Comment by Chantel — March 17, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

  8. I have the same table and stools in my kids room and I am redesigning the room to a racing car theme with reds, greys, whites, and black. I wanted to spray paint the table and stools but didnt know in what color comb until now. Red top and grey legs is perfect and not overwhelming! Can you please tell me what brand and colors did you use? Thanks so much.

    Comment by Viri — February 16, 2012 @ 12:18 am

    • I dont remember what brand I used but you have to get spray paint that is specifically for plastic, I used red for the top and white for the legs.

      Comment by Jana — February 16, 2012 @ 7:43 am

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