We acquired this little blue accent table thanks to my youngest son's persistence. A neighbor of ours refinishes furniture and we stopped by for a visit and he refused to leave without this table. Credit to him though, this table is the perfect size for his room and is light enough that he can move it around himself. The only problem, the minty color and lace pattern didn't really go too well with his room.
To get started, I gave the entire table two coats of an ivory colored paint that I already had in my paint stash. This is the perfect base color for the baseball. Ahhh, much better already!
The most difficult part of this entire project was finding something in the house that was the right shape to trace onto the tabletop for the seams of the baseball. I finally found an oval shaped platter that was just the right size. I laid the platter on the table and just eyeballed where I thought it should to go, once I was happy with the placement, I traced it lightly with a pencil. Then repeated the process on the other side.
Now, for the fun part. Again raiding my paint stash I grabbed a bottle of red acrylic paint and a small paint brush. I painted two coats over my pencil lines, and tried to not worry too much about the lines not being perfect. Then, I moved onto painting the thread part of the seams, again not worrying too much about perfect lines and even spacing.
And here it is, all finished up. In a perfect world this would have received a couple of coats of a spray sealer. But you can't use them in high humidity, and I think the humidity on this day was hovering around 70%. So, I will be waiting until the end of the summer to seal this baby.