Awhile back, I was at a shop waiting for some guys to load a purchase into the back of my truck. I noticed an empty cardboard tube sitting off to one side. Curiosity got the best of me, so I asked them what was going to happen to it. As expected, they were going to throw it out. So without hesitation, I asked them if I could have it. "Sure," they said as they let out a little chuckle and loaded it into the back of my truck.
I know for most, this humble piece of cardboard would be headed straight for the recycle bin. But I just couldn't let it go. It was strong and durable and I had visions of a side table in my head. I'm not sure what Penny saw but she seemed quite curious...
She kept hanging around so I had to snap these cute pictures of her.
I can only imagine what was going through her mind. Probably something like ~ "Ya know you could be playing fetch with me" ~ and I did ~ some.
After awhile she grew bored, but faithfully continued to hang around as I got back to my project.
On my last post, I experimented with some stencils ~ specifically for use on this table. I don't want to overdo the use of letters/numbers ~ but I do have a fascination with them.
For this project, I positioned the stencils ~ wrapping them around the cylinder so they are seen from one vantage point. I taped them into place with blue painter's tape. Next, I put tick marks on the edges of each stencil so I would know where to reposition them after the following step.
I coated the back of each stencil with several light coats of adhesive spray ~ allowing it to dry so it would be tacky to the touch.
I repositioned the stencils on the tube and taped off areas I wanted to protect from overspray. Then I lightly sprayed each stencil with several coats of black paint. I allowed it to dry for several minutes and then carefully removed the stencils, tape and newspaper.
I think at this point, I was pretty excited about the way the table was going to turn out.
Done ~ that was it. I topped the cylinder with a piece of glass and placed it next to a chair in my living room.
The diameter and height of the cardboard was the perfect size for a table. I think it turned out pretty cool ~ what do you think? Now I'm off to grocery shop for the Thanksgiving meal ~ I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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