"Coloring on the table is what happens when Dan leaves me at home alone with my sister, Beth, for 3 weeks while he’s in Israel! Our favorite coffee shop in town has similar designs on their little tables so we copied."
That's what my friend, Nikki, wrote to me when I asked about the designs on her table. She had sent me a photo of her family to go in the post where I interview her.
"Geovani [an Ecuadorian friend] helped Beth and me with this project – I figured the more accomplices I had the less trouble I’d get in!"
"The designs on our table are permanent. We colored them with crayons (ones that were really waxy that the kids didn’t like to use) and then had a layer of varnish put over it. The tabletop really needed to be redone and we figured that coloring it wouldn’t make it any worse! And it’s been that way for the last four years."
If you are eating around an old table in need of a new look (or perhaps an outdoor table or bench) gather your family, some crayons, and some photos of ideas and re-do your table. It will create a memory, be a conversation piece, and be one more way your family connected around your table.
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January 30 -- A Ro-tic Valentines: My plans for Valentines without my man
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