Do you remember this little (I mean, LITTLE) table I got for $4 on my whopper of a yard-sailing day?
Well, it was time to git ‘er done. I’ve done a little too well at the space in Belmont this month, and things are looking sparse.
If you go to Pinterest and search for “Union Jack Table”, you’ll find all sorts of neat things, in all kinds of variations and colors. Being my first time doing one, I thought I’d do the traditional design – but alas. I screwed it up.
The Union Jack, is, of course, a three dimensional design really, with the cross of St. George on top of St. Andrew. (My inner teenager just giggled.) I should have really started with Andrew and layered George on top to get it right. But instead I just taped the whole thing and ended up with my little Andrew arms a bit out of whack.
Everything was pointing in the right direction, but the arms at Southwest and Northeast are supposed to have straight horizontal edges where St. George layers on them in the middle there, so I had to do some corrective work to at least make it look intentionally wrong.
I’ve seen pics of other tables where the design looks like this, so hopefully, if they get away with it, so can I. Besides, the buyer will likely be American, right? They may never notice or care.
The paint is Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint in Flow Blue, Grain Sack, and Tricycle Red, with clear and dark wax for the finish. I used to hate the smell of milk paint. Now it gives me a rush.
I love how it turned out. It wasn’t worth much before, but now hopefully, it will earn a lot of love from someone special.
And that, my good friends, is what “Breathing new life into old crap” is all about.