Recently I had this wonderful table that needed some loving. The table had good bones, and a great antique vibe, but was just rather sad looking. As if it hadn’t been loved in its previous life. It really was quite pathetic. So I set about remaking it into a loved piece of furniture using Rub N’ Buff and a DIY compass rose.
Here’s the table at the start of the project:
You can see what I mean, right? A good table…just unloved. I bet we all come across a few of these every year at garage sales. We see them, think they have potential, don’t know what to do to bring that potential out, and move on. But I decided to add Rub N’ Buff all over this table.
Looking much better, isn’t it! But I felt like it was the perfect candidate for a Compass Rose.
I thought about a stencil. Too much work.
I though about a vinyl. Too expensive.
I left her to her own devices for a bit while I pondered.
Then…I decided to just tackle the darn Geometry that doing it myself would mean.
I hate math.
But…she ended up as the beautiful table you saw above.
Pretty happening, don’t you think!
Read on to get 9 steps to creating a compass rose…
Here’s how to do one for yourself… in 9 simple steps.
It really is more simple then it looks.
It looks overwhelming.
But…take a breath and go for it!
Did you get all that?
Do you think you can handle it?
Well I know you can!!
By the way…can you guess what her name was?
:) She’s so foxy!
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