A friend of mine approached me about building something for a silent auction to benefit the Austin Boxer Rescue. After raiding my scrap pile, I found I had everything I needed to build the Kids Surfer Table and Bench Seats. I have to admit the double bevel scared me at first, and I considered ditching it and just building straight legs. I'm really glad I didn't! The splay legs look so cute, and are super solid. Plus it gives the set the added "oomph" of home made to Hand-Built and Awesome. I decided to stain the three center slats instead of white paint, and used Behr's Mermaid Treasure on the legs. The hibiscus and "surfer dude" sayings are from a can of oops! coral paint that I outlined with a fine-tipped Sharpie. I can't be happier with this little set, and am so excited to deliver it! I'm hoping one lucky kid gets to take this set home while saving a few pups in the process.
A few last thoughts, the stools are great as-is, but the surfer table would make a great bench or coffee table. Only the paint sets it aside as a "kids surfer table", the shape and slats lend a great cottage feel.