Many years ago, I made a St. Louis Cardinals table for my mom. I made a stained glass stepping stone and bought the metal stand for it. The table had been on her little patio, but when we moved her one apartment over to the studio, the table also moved to a much more prominent location. It now sits between her door and a side door for the facility. Everyone who goes in and out sees this table.
I had planned on redoing this table for awhile, but once my mom moved, I moved this task up to number one on my project priority list. To me, seeing something in disrepair is a bit depressing. That’s no good. And, thanks to Rust-oleum spray paint and primer in one, it was a pretty quick and easy project.
All I did was sand off the rusty spots. I used a scraper, some sandpaper and an electric sander, too. I’m guessing there is a special sander, or at least special sandpaper, for metal, but I just used what I had. Removing the rust and flaking paint was the hardest part, and honestly, it wasn’t all that hard. It probably took a couple of hours at most. Then I spray painted one coat and came back later for the touch up.
The Cardinals table can now cheerfully greet folks as they come and go. Do you have any easy projects? You know, a project that doesn’t take all that much time or effort to get done, but once you complete it, you are quite happy! I hope this little St. Louis Cardinal table will brighten the day for those who pass by. Even if just a little bit.
But you know, my mom’s little table can only cheer people up so much. The rest depends on the St. Louis Cardinals! Here’s to a good 2021 baseball season for the Red Birds! Go Crazy Folks! Go Crazy!