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Captain America Table

So recently my 2-year-old has had a major obsession with Captain America, aka “Cap Merica”.  I just so happened to have a small table that I saved from being thrown out from our last family garage sale and figured that I could give it a little “Cap Merica” makeover.

The table in question…….

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My project list:

  • Captain America Comics
  • Copy Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Spray Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Circle Maker (not sure what the official term is)
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Newspaper
  • Paint Brushes
  • Scissors

I started by spray painting the entire table blue.  I should have sanded it down but didn’t……I did this one on a whim 🙂

My blue table…….

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I then took my scissors and cut up a perfectly good Captain America comic…….made a pile of good pictures and then the meh pictures.

Then it was time for my favorite part…..mod podge!!

I put a layer of mod podge on a section of the table and put down my first layer of comics (the meh ones)………

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Then it was time for the good pictures.  After putting another layer of mod podge on the table I started laying my good pictures on top……

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Then it was time to cover the table in mod podge……

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Next I wanted to make Captain America’s shield for the center of the table.

I pulled out my circle cutter (not sure what the official term is) and cut out a circle from a piece of copy paper……..

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Once I had my circle cut out, I painted it with acrylic paints to look like Captain America’s shield……..

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I mod podged the shield to the center of the table.  At this point my son was going crazy trying to touch the table and yelling, “Cap Merica! Cap Merica!”  Needless to say the table had to spend the night in the garage drying to keep him from touching.

The next morning I taped up the top of the table and the legs and spray painted the edges of the table red……….

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Now reveal time!!

My son’s new “Cap Merica” table……..

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Not bad for a table that was heading to the garbage.  He is thrilled and now he has another place to play with his superheroes.

Here is my son checking out his new table……….

Thank you for stopping by.

More table makeovers to come……..

 

 

 

Comic Book Dresser

I had mentioned in a previous post that my Aunt and Uncle had given me two dressers.  The first one was for my daughter and it was made over with chalkboard paint.  The second smaller one I made over for my son.

He loves Batman and his bedroom has a Batman theme so this was the only thing that made sense for this dresser.

Here is the before picture of the dresser minus one handle that I prematurely took off…….

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I still had a pile of Batman Comics from another project so I didn’t even have to pay the Comic Store guy a visit for this project.

My Project List:

  • Comics
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Paint brush

First thing I did was take off the handles and paint them black.  I took out the drawers and put a coat of Primer on the dresser.  When the primer dried I put two coats of dark blue paint on the dresser.

Then it was time to tackle the drawers.  I cut the better pictures out of the comics and put them in a pile.

Since this was for my 2-year-old it was important to pick the less violent scene’s from the comics.  My favorite picture was Robin stubbing his toe.  Made me laugh so it got a prominent spot on the dresser.

Robin stubbing his toe……..

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I worked on one drawer at a time (mod podge dries pretty quick).  I put a coat of mod podge on the drawer.  Then added the less interesting pages to the first coat (I went right over the handle holes because you can poke the handles right through the paper later).  I then added another layer of mod podge over the first comic layer and added the pictures I liked from the comic, then added another layer of mod podge.  I use my fingers to smooth out the pages.  Mod podge is messy stuff but so much fun!

Once the mod podge was completely dry I pushed my handles through the comic book paper and secured them.

I let the dresser sit for a few days before using it to allow the paint to set.

Here is the finished project……..

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My son was thrilled with his new dresser and even helped me transfer all of his clothes to it, which turned into a total mess since he just tried to shove everything in the bottom two drawers.

But at least he tried to help……….