Game on.

Game on.

Welpers, posting is going to be a bit less frequent around here this week, cuz I’m on vacation! But don’t worry, I wouldn’t just leave you with nothing to cast your eyes upon. 

How about this table makeover from Pelham at RPHD?  It was so-so in every sense of the word, but he knew he could coax something special out of that patterned inlay.  And did he ever!  With eight shades of stains, including two custom blends, he created this checkerboard pattern that highlights all the graininess of the grain.  Just lovely. 

And speaking of checkerboards, that’s exactly what Jill and her fiance created when they received this old table from a thrift store owner who decided to give it away free with purchase.  Score!  They repaired it, painted it, poly-ed it, waxed it, and then … sold it!  Checkmate!

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  1. June 3, 2013 / 5:02 PM

    Both of them are gorgeous! Hope you are somewhere cooler although I can’t think of anywhere warmer than Phoenix right now so you’re probably safe. Have fun and enjoy!

  2. June 3, 2013 / 5:41 PM

    wow that is beautiful work. Great job guys.

  3. June 3, 2013 / 8:17 PM

    the first table is just stunning. i love the checkerboard with the different shades of wood. it is gorgeous!

  4. June 4, 2013 / 11:18 AM

    I can’t get over the difference in that first table, absolutely stunning!

  5. June 4, 2013 / 9:08 PM

    The first one looks like an ad for a stain company! Beautiful work on both tables!!

  6. June 5, 2013 / 8:24 PM

    What a treat to come here today, and see our table featured! We had a lot of fun doing it, and hope to do more. Thank you for sharing it, and I appreciate the kind compliments.

    I’m in awe of the stained table, wow! Amazing.

    Hope your vacation is great! Your blog is so much fun. 🙂


  7. June 11, 2013 / 3:21 PM

    The RPHD table is now officially my favorite piece from this site. I would have loved to be able to have it in my own home.

  8. June 15, 2013 / 8:13 AM

    That first table is truly amazing! Very creative 🙂

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