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!


  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

  2. It so pretty!

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

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

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

  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!