~ King Me! ~

Do you remember last summer in  ~ Picnic In A Hurricane ~ when My Captain built a picnic table strong enough to withstand a Class V hurricane?

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This year, I embellished it.

Behold the blue tape.  The blue tape was everything here.   Once that was down, the supercalifragilistic-aint-nothing-gonna-peel-this-paint Primer was applied.  Two coats.

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Then contact paper.

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I painted white over the primer, and then My Captain’s showed off his anal-retentive skills with an Exacto knife on the contact paper.

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And we had ourselves a template.

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Can you see the squares?

2014-06-18 12.15.09Then I applied the blue paint for the blue squares.  (Because blue paint for red squares would be weird.)

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It took several coats.

Long story short, when everything dried and we peeled all the layers of contact paper and tape off….VOILA!

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Please don’t start about the less-than-perfect way I painted down in the cracks of the table.  I’m not a pro, man!  I’m just a housewife/former medic/ former martial artist/ former whitewater kayaker/ former landscaper/ former bartender.   Painting Cracks was never in my job description.  Quit pressuring me!

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Once I’d finished with the checkerboard, I went ahead and painted a khaki colored edge around it, because Martha Stewart would have wanted it that way.   And I’m all about pleasing dear Martha.

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Our first players were none other than Em and Critter.  I had not made any playing pieces, so they made do with saltwater taffy and lemon drops.  Frankly, those were way better than anything I would have come up with.

Except they couldn’t ‘King’ each other because they kept eating the pieces.

I didn’t hear any complaints, though.

 

 

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