I’ve mentioned in another post that I am creating a Mad Hatter inspired garden area in my back yard. Part of it will include an area where my kids and I can read, tell stories, and have snacks at a whimsical table. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity, I found the pieces I needed for my table!
What a treat! I immediately found the perfect door (there were hundreds to choose from!) and it was a steal at just $50. I purchased reclaimed wood (at 25 cents per piece) to make legs for the table, but I later ended up spotting a table headed to the trash and claimed it. The legs were perfect for my project, so I’m saving the wood I bought at Habitat to use for benches to go with my table. (Check back soon for that post!)
Door (only $50 at Habitat for Humanity)
Table legs (roadside rescue)
DecoArt Glass Stains
Spray Paint (Krylon Satin Black)
Step one: Clean the glass and brush on the Glass Stain paints. Paint the glass on the side that will be the bottom of the table. Let dry for 24 hours.
Step two: Attach the legs to the table. My awesome husband did this part for me, so the details from me will be skimpy. He used screws to attach the legs and braces.
Step three: Cut a circle of wood to fill the hole where the door knob was. Fill all holes with wood filler. Once it’s dry, sand it.
Step four: Use painters tape to cover the glass. Spray paint the table. I did two applications. I liked the distressed look of the table legs so I left them as is.
When it’s dry, remove the tape, clean the glass, and admire your new table! I love the way the light reflects the color of the glass onto the ground.
My kids are enchanted by the glass and like to hold objects under it and watch the colors change. They also like to sit under it, look up, and see the sky in different colors. That’s exactly what I wanted to create with this table: wonder, joy, excitement, and conversation. A place where we can gather and relax.
Obviously, to be functional for dining it will need a glass top or sturdy (possibly wood) place mats. With shorter legs it could be an awesome coffee table. So many options!
Whether you’re looking for materials for a project or looking for a place to donate your items to, please consider Habitat for Humanity’s stores! If you’re in the San Antonio area, you have three stores to choose from!