Secondhand Chic: How to Make a Chalkboard Game Table

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Louise gave a tired mid-mod table a fun once-over perfect for her daughter’s playtime. Before we attempt such a makeover ourselves, we’d be wise to follow Louise’s suggestions and sand the table and prime it before we paint. For more info about the project, visit Ohdeedoh.

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Secondhand Chic: The Frame Vase

created at: 04/15/2010

Last week I posted a Super Simple Floating Frames tute that resulted in a leftover frame sans glass. Then, this week, I posted about my adventure at my local surplus store and mentioned something I’d found there that inspired a how-to. Today I combine the two and show you how to make a Frame Vase.     

created at: 04/15/2010

Supply list:

  • a secondhand 5 x 7 frame, sans glass
  • 3 small, lipped, vials (I found mine in the lab equipment aisle of the surplus store.
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