Monday, September 27, 2010

Two tiered table trouble

 
Inspiration

I was so inspired last week by Beckie from InfarrantlyCreative and her two tiered table.  I had one of those pups in my basement too.  It was a hand me down from a relative and it had its issues.  Water stained, tilted and creaky.  I threw a coat of white paint on it to cover up the ugliness but it wasn't enough.  I didn't know what to do so off to the basement it went. Until this past week when a saw a blog o' vision.  It was actually another two tier that was in similar disrepair.  But, she hadn't given up. A coat of paint and a beautiful Silhouette machine and she created a beauty in black and white.  I loved it.  It was enough to trudge down into the bastions of the basement and run up the stairs, huffing,  and puffing with this ugly little table! ( I did trudge but no running!)  It was still white with some added dust for character.  I was going to modge podge some toile wrapping paper I had that also matched my drapes.  But, alas the jar of white goo had congealed at the bottom.  No time to run out to replace it-this project was now or never. (just being overly dramatic!)
     I wandered aimlessly for about 3 minutes and came upon a plate I happen to love. It's in the shape of a flower and the color in my living room.(kind of!) Funny, because as I looked at the two tiered table, it also appeared to be in the shape of a petaled flower.You know where I'm going now, huh?  I am by no means an artiste, let alone a painter but this flower didn't need a perfectionist or even someone who knew what they were doing!  It just needed me and I love it!  So, thanks for the inspiration.  Take care.  Gotta fly!  Claire

I'm linking to Between Naps On The Porch 
 for
Metamorphasis Monday
Made By You Mondays at Skip To My Lou
 and Get Your Craft On at Todays Creative Blog
and Primitive and Proper
and Show off Your Stuff party at Fireflies and Tatertots
and Transformation Thursday at Shabby Chic Cottage
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11 comments:

  1. Hi Claire!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and saying such nice things about my mosaics. I have be a mosaic artist for about 10 years now. I really enjoy it. Your table is very nice!

    Hope to see you again.
    Penny

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  2. Love it! You really are inspiring me! Do you consult?

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  3. Sooo pretty!!! Great job. As far as the nest on my bench I screen printed it on.

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  4. How beautiful - and you ARE an Artiste!

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  5. you are so talented- just beautiful!! thanks for linking up to my party!

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  6. What in the world??? Who wouldda thunk it! I love it and will be sharing with my readers in my next edition of "you inspire me.' It is seriously fantastic.

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  7. What a great job. I love it. I have a table that could use a little paint job. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. That is beautiful and looks just like the plate. I love it. You look like an artiste to me. Thanks so much for linking up. Could you please add my link. I know it's an old post, but it needs my link in it. Thanks so much!!

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Thanks for your kind comments-love to hear from you!