Saturday, February 19, 2011

This table measures up

I forgot to take any before shots of this table, but the after shots are pretty sweet if I do say so myself. I loved this $20 table when I saw it at one of my favorite junk spots. The metal "chicken wire" on the sides are icing on the cake.
I had purchased a bunch of old (and not so old) rulers at a shop for $.25 a piece and had this idea floating around for a while. When I did some measuring I found out that this table was the perfect size. My math head husband figured out what sizes to cut the rulers. I only had 11 rulers and I wanted some to run the full length but didn't want to have more than 2 cuts per ruler. I glued the rulers down, added brad nails, and 3 coats of poly. A little white paint, distressing, and some glaze/paint really shows off the pretty woodwork.
My favorite part is that since the rulers were purchased at a local antique store they are all from this area.

14 comments:

shopannies said...

love the look

Mary Ellen said...

What a unique look for a table! Great job!

C'est Magnifique said...

This is such a cool idea, it looks great! I can't wait to try it... but it'll have to wait until I can collect enough rulers! LOL!

Tania

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love, love, love this table so much!! I've been wanting to do a project with rulers for a long time now. This is a great inspiration piece for me!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

How sweet! :)

shabbylisaw said...

I love this little table. I keep thinking I need to do something with all the yardsticks I've purchased (if I can find them). This is a great inspiration.

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

I am so loving decorating with rulers and yardsticks!! Your table is soo cute!! Love your photos, too!!

Hugs ~~ Suz

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Tammy said...

very cool,i love this. I would love for you to share this at my party on Weds.

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Brandi said...

neat idea! love it!!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

That looks fantastic and your photos are lovely! Great job!

Emily said...

I love this table! It's the kind of table that I would drool over at some over priced vintage shop. Such a creative idea. i am going to do this to one of my old tables. Thank you so much for the idea!

Emily said...

This is the type of table I would totally drool over at some over priced vintage shop. Absolutely love the idea!

Donna @ pintedfresh.blogspot.com said...

very cool! looove it! I forgot where I found you, but nonetheless I do hope you'll visit (and maybe follow) me!

http://paintedfresh.blogspot.com

Donna

Tammy said...

thanks for sharing this at my party! love it.