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Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Table

Hi all,
I saw this post and knew that I wanted to do something similar for my Easter table.  I wanted the candles elevated so I went and got a scrap 4x4 from Home Depot.  I think that it was about $2.  I measured it and it was exactly 2 feet long. 
So I cut it in half and then cut one of the halves in half.  So I had 1 1ft piece and 2 6 inch pieces. 
Gi was kind enough enough to document it for me.
She thinks that we need to have constant pictures of craft projects now.  I have no idea where she go that from.
I used my palm sander to level the ends a little so that they weren't wobbly on the table.  Then I sanded them a little more just so that there was no way that anyone could get splinters.  Then i threw them down onto the concrete driveway and beat them up with both sides of the hammer so that they had a weathered look.  The kids thought I had lost it and tool off lest I should start chucking the pieces at them. 
I like how they looked but I wanted to add a little something more, so this morning, I took out my steel stamps and stamped John 3:16 on the tallest one.  Then I colored the stamped letters with a black sharpie, which of course, bled.  I expected this though, so I didn't freak out.  Back outside, I used a superfine sandpaper on my sander and went over the letters.  Since the letters are recessed, the sander took off all the excess ink and the pencil lines and letters that I had drawn on to guide me. 
Then I arranged them on my cluttered counter and put 2 red candles on the small blocks and a white candle on the taller one and then put yesterday's crown of thorns around the candle.
Here they are lit, but at 11am, the effect is less than spectacular.  I think that I will take them outside to distress them more, and maybe rub some mineral oil in to darken them up a little, so they don't look so new.  
PhotobucketI think that they will look great on my natural wood table for Easter dinner and remind us all the Real Reason for the Season.


  1. That was a neat idea and I like how yours turned out.

  2. Oh, that is just beautiful. I have never seen anything like it - very powerful.

  3. Oh that is a great idea for easter. Thought provoking! The barbed wire is a powerful reminder of something much more important!