A Table for Jax

A few months ago, I posted these design collages for my sisters nursery.  In case you missed it, here is one of them:

She is having a boy and his name is going to be...

I thought it would be so cute to incorporate the game of Jax in the room to represent his cool name.  I'm hoping it doesn't give him a "Prince" complex (♂)...anyway...

I found this little table and chair set at the Goodwill.  It's a nice set from IKEA that someone tried to paint.  


I gave it a quick sanding, taped it off,  and painted it using colors from her bedding.  

I did an Internet search "free Jax Clip Art", printed one, 

 and traced it on the table top using pattern tracing paper.   

I filled in the symbol with my detail brush, sanded the edges 

and sealed the top with a few coats of polyurethane (so it can take a beating).  

Lastly, the chairs were spray painted with high gloss Cherry Red from Krylon.
I can't wait to see the little guy using it. 
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  1. What a great project! It is so much fun to see how items that have seen brighter days can be made over into something better-than-new!!! Great Job

  2. That turned out so adorable. I'm your newest follower. It would be great if you could stop by my blog Monday and add your project to The More The Merrier Link Party.


  3. Adorable table...& name. I have an almost 5-year-old Jax! =)

  4. That is adorable! I absolutely love the red and brown combination. Very unexpected and striking!

  5. Absolutely adorable and a great find! Hope you will post pictures of the rest of the nursery!

  6. That is so great . . . you are amazing. :) I bet you are so excited to meet little Jax.

  7. So clever. Nice job -- it looks great. The "jacks" symbol is perfect.

  8. Been looking to repaint a table like this! Great job!
    I was wondering how to get in touch with you to discuss online consultations

  9. I just adore your blog, everything is just beautiful! Found you on Rate My Space =)

  10. So clever and super duper cute!

    Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

  11. Laurie, Thanks. Send me your email address and I will get in touch with you. Thanks, again.

  12. Hi!
    Here is my email
    (I actually thought it came through on my post)


  13. Wow the table and chairs turned out great! You are so creative! I love your ideas for the nursery too! I've been browsing through your old post and I love, love, love your blog! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your comments on my bedroom!

  14. Your table turned out so cute. I love the whole nursery design. I have been wanting to incorporate a cowhide into one of my rooms for awhile. Great job and congrats on the new addition to your family!

  15. just found your blog..hubby and I have spent last hour perusing...LOVE everything you have done. Your house is amazing. thanks for sharing.

  16. What an awesome sister you are! Love this table! Thanks for linking : )

  17. Beautifully done! You have a great talent for using color...I love your color choices and combinations in all your projects!

  18. I love the table. We have a Pottery Barn Kids table that has taken a beating from two boys. I would like to do something to bring it back to life. Do you have any tips?? Thanks in advance : )


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