March is my birthday month and I am celebrating by having a
HUGE sale on all my Ravelry knitting patterns!!!
|Sad looking table at my front door.|
|I needed a new top as the old one was weathered beyond fixing. |
I purchased a 30" round table top from Menard's for around $30.
|Sanded the top a bit and then painted it white with acrylic outdoor paint|
|The rest of the paint is acrylic craft paint from Hobby Lobby.|
|I had a basic sketch of the design, but I found as I painted it evolved.|
|I was challenged by the large green leaves and how to make them look finished.|
|Tried several ideas for veins in the leaves, but then settled on adding the white centers.|
|To which I doodled and painted.|
|I coated the top with a satin spray on polyurethane, |
but I think it may need a more durable product.
|Reused the legs from the old table...|
|...and changed out the chairs. |
Now to add some for flowers and stitch up some pillows.
|Alex trying a few shots on the DSLR|
|A few pasques starting to bloom|
|Stopped for a snack.|
|No hike is complete with out a little complaining ;)|
|American Foursquare, 16"x16"|
|First stop was at the Dickinson Museum Center to check out the dinosaur exhibit but the kids wanted to sit and play with this "dinosaur" of a typewriter.|
|Took a few pictures of the old school house where I attended the 6th grade.|
|Had fun on the playground.....|
|beautiful views of the surrounding prairie|