A few weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a Facebook status about looking for donations for a silent auction benefiting the Austin Boxer Rescue. Being the proud mama of a lovely little brindle Boxer myself (the ever-entertaining Rory) I knew I had to build something. But what? I eyed my large stash of scraps, and started searching through the Ana archives. And what did I find? This plan for a PB Kids inspired surfer table and stools!
Super cute right? And the best part was that I had everything I needed in my scrap pile! Top it off with using paint and stain from my shed makes it a pretty much no-cost project. That’s the best kind, in my opinion!
I decided to go with the same two-tone finish as my stair leg console, even down to the glaze distressing. It gives the table a really worn in look. Very beachy.
I chose coral for the details because I wanted it to be subtle from a distance, as well as looking like it had aged over time. I traced the edges with a fine-tipped Sharpie for a little added definition.
I also decided to add some fun “surfer dude” sayings to the stools.
I cannot wait to bring this to auction! One (or two) lucky kiddo is going to be the proud new owner of a kick ass hand-built table. I wanted to try snapping a pic with cutie patootie Charlie on them, but she’s still way too little for these. The age range is more like 3-6 rather than infant sized. And once the kids grow out of it, you can always repurpose the table as a bench or coffee table!
In fact, without the paint job, there’s really no difference size wise from a coffee table or bench. I love the oblong slatted look it has. It would look great in a distressed white or red, or even a dark stain. And the stools would be great as-is. I have to admit, the splay legs (from a double-bevel construction) were a bit tough for me at first, but once I got the hang of it they were really easy to put together. Plus it makes them super sturdy, so the kiddos will be able to rough house on them without fear of collapse. I am so, so excited to deliver these! I hope it saves a few pups too 🙂