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December 30, 2011

The Little Table That Could


feliz año nuevo -       bonne année   -  
     عام سعيد  -  nЗ новым годам  -   pace e salute  -   head uut aastat  -   šťastný nový rok  -nგილოცავთ ახალ წელს  - kali chronia  - bònn ané  - nav varsh ki subhkamna  -  gleðilegt nýtt ár  -  ath bhliain faoi mhaise  -  akemashite omedetô  - sala we ya nû pîroz be  -   laimingų Naujųjų Metų  -  umyaka omucha omuhle  - szczęśliwego nowego roku  -  feliz ano novo  -  bliadhna mhath ur - sanad wanagsan  -  unyaka omusha omuhle -  สวัสดีปีใหม่byddyn newydd dda
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ова годин 
...and others. 

With the daunting task of extending my dining room wall and building a plate rack for the plate collection over, I can move on to other things that have been pending.
Wood accent table in the middle.
A couple of months ago on one of my junking finds, I bought this little accent table. It was stained a dark cherry and grungy. What I like is that it has a display top with a glass. I can do a number of things with it. My daughter-in-law, who is a very creative school teacher, cut out some paper snowflakes which I thought of using under the glass. I also thought of a french script fabric under it. How about a photo collage of my family? I can do all that as the mood strikes me. Right now I opted for a pathwork look. Using leftover scraps, I used them to create a fabric display under the glass. I think this little table can take it!

Folded over edgea and ironed for smooth edge.
Cutting fabric to size of glass.
Sanding after stripping and cleaning.
I assembled the fabric to create the look I wanted and cut the fabric strips to size. I then folded the borders and ironed them down to create a crease. I used a glue stick to keeps ends down and ironed everything again. Using leftover wallpaper to form a template, I then glued it to the fabric.
Pathwork insert after cutting to size. 
Adding stripper according to instructions on can and making sure to wear gloves.

Outlining template from leftover wallpaper.
I wanted to keep the table stripped to a natural wood in order to match it up to  the french bergère chair and the cocktail table.
Pre paste wax and buffing.

I used the patchwork border on this wall hanging a couple of months ago.
        
Double sided curtains from which some of the remnants were taken.
                I kept it a little chippy and with a little paste wax and buffing, they'll make a good pair, rather trio!

The little table and the chair will be getting a little white wash burnish on raised edges, like the Crate and Barrel cocktail table. Stay tuned  (umm, connected).
This is the little table that can do a lot!
I can't wait to see what else I can come up with to put under the glass! Have any ideas?


I wish everyone a truly healthy, blessed and prosperous year. Remember, all things are possible if you Believe!















5 comments:

  1. I love what you did with the little table! Found you through Debbie's Blogging & Blabbing. Am your newest follower! Happy New Year!
    Cindy @ Art,Books,Tea

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  2. It so pretty!

    Wishing you a very healthy, happy and sparkling New Year!

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  3. What a cute little table. Love the toile fabric.

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  4. Love what you said about being an overcomer who survived. Your newest follower,
    Lisa

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  5. Very cute table, love the toile pillow, also like the fabrics you chose for your table. Thanks for sharing your creativity at Sunday's Best!

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