The Beginner's Guide to Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & Wax: One Beginner's Tips to Another! | I let my intimidation over using Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan keep me from exploring the medium for way too long. Now that I have finally given it a whirl, I'm eager to empower other beginners to give it a go. It's SO much easier than you think it is! Especially with this step by step run-down.
Cable spool umbrella table. I picked the spool up off the curb last summer and bought a small section of pipe and an attachment. We use it on our dock, so to keep the umbrella from lifting out in the wind, I drilled a hole through the pipe (not fun! Wear gloves!) and through the umbrella pole. I put a long bolt through the holes and fastened the end of the bolt with a wing nut for easy in and out for the season. Table is super heavy so doesn't go anywhere in a storm!