Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"P" is for Play Table

I worked with Ana White again, she drew up the plans for this kids play table / desk and I happily did the build.

Complete with two full drawers:

And lots of fun colors on the drawer faces:

I happen to be a paint hoarder so I had all these colors on hand, below is a complete list of the brand and colors I used:

1. Green: Delta Ceramcoat acrylic spring green
2. Orange: Glidden sunbaked orange
3. White: Behr swiss coffee
4. Yellow: Benjamin Moore sunshine
5. Red: Liquitex basics cadmium red
6. Blue: Benjamin Moore ocean breeze

I made this play table at standard table height of 30" since my kids are 4, 6, and 7 and clearly there is enough space for two kids to work side by side:

Here's how I made the play table:

1. Using Ana's plans here cut the boards and construct.
I used pocket holes throughout and added the additional cross supports between the legs:

2. Cut and prime your six faux drawer faces:

3. Paint two coats each color:
(See color listing above for details.)

4. Distress edges, stain Minwax early american, seal with spray poly clear satin:

5. Stain the body of the play table Minwax special walnut.
Drawers installed and ready for faces:

6. Line up faces and mark screw holes for pulls:

7. Glue and nail faces behind where pull will be attached in order to hide nail holes:

8. Once all faces are on, pull out drawer, countersink and attach faces securely with 1 1/4" screws from inside drawer:

9. For the pulls I had an old library card catalog piece from Freecycle:

10. Remove 6 pulls and screws and clean with steel wool:

11. Amazing what a little steel wool and elbow grease can do!

12. Install clean pulls on drawer faces:
(See how nail heads are hidden behind the pull!)

The colors look awesome all lined up next to each other:

What kid wouldn't want to play here?  Or do their homework!

Thanks Ana as always.

I'm linking up to:

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello
Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! that is awesome! love the colors, the hardware... everything! you outdid yourself!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Simply amazing. So cute and functional. Nice work!

Korrie Bastian said...

This is SO CUTE!! Great work, both of you!

BeingBrook said...

Oh I love it! Love the multicolored drawers. Way cute.

Just Simply Live said...

THAT IS AMAZING. You did great. Looks better than the PB one.

Jeff & Kristin McClure said...

Great job, very cool project! said...

Love it!

contemplativecj said...

I love the charm of reused library pulls. I did not know about freecycle - can't wait to check out in my area.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I am visiting you via the party at Somewhat Simple. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Really cute. Love the fake drawer fronts. nice job.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

It so cute! I love it.


Keeping it Cozy said...

Great job! I love it.

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

What a fun table for your kids!

You totally had me fooled into thinking each colour was its own drawer! Love the hardware, too!

Dana Frieling said...

So fun, Jamie! You did an amazing job!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I can't believe what an amazing knock-off that is ... it looks JUST like the PB table! Awesome job!

michele said...

absolutely charming!

come visit my blog anytime!


Cathy Wall said...

Just darling, beautiful job!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

Wow, so cool! You did an amazing job - I love it!

I would love if you would post it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative

amy of the salvage collection said...

this looks amazing!! impressed with your hard work!

Monica said...

Looks just like the original! Great work, really.

Carolyn said...

Just to let you know, I featured your wonderful project today. Pop on by and check it out {grab a featured button} and most importantly – have a wonderful weekend!

Becca said...

This was such a great knock off! Wow! I am so impressed! Great job! {pinned it}
xo Becca

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your table looks beautiful Jaime - well done!!!

Amy L said...

Awesome table - love it. And yes I want to do homework there.
~Amy @ Permanent Kisses

Kimberly from 'bugaboo' said...

I was REEEEEALLY hoping you'd tell me where I could order some awesome antique-y library card catalogue drawer pulls... (sad face) Where'm I gonna get a card catalogue?? ;)

Kimberly from 'bugaboo' said...

I was REEEEEALLY hoping you'd tell me where I could order some awesome antique-y library card catalogue drawer pulls... (sad face) Where'm I gonna get a card catalogue?? ;)