09 September 2010

Mini Patchworked Table

OMG! I had so much fun with this!!!!!  Okay, a few days ago, I saw this dresser over at Mod Podge Rocks! blog. And, once I saw it, there was nothing for it but to spruce up the dull little table that holds my desk spill overs... Here's the original:

[caption id="attachment_157" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="poor, old, tired table..."][/caption]

Poor thing.  All beaten and battered. My mom found it years ago at a garage sale, so it has been truly used and abused. It really did deserve a make-over, don't you think?

So, first order of business, find all the supplies!  So up the stairs I went to the craft room, and armed myself with a mostly full jar of Mod Podge, some brushes (and the one lone sponge brush I could find) the FolkArt beige paint, the Dollar Tree Scrapbook paper (I love Dollar Tree Scrapbook paper... it's pretty good quality, and you get a little pack of coordinating sheets for a buck!  awesome!!!!!), and my paper cutter.  Cuz, you know, gotta have straight lines here.... Back down the stairs I traipsed, and got ready to 'podge!!!!

But, first I had to paint... not my favoritest thing, but I did have fun.  Although, I think I may have needed a bigger spongy-brush:

[caption id="attachment_160" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="hmmm... an awful lot of area still to cover there...."][/caption]

But I eventually got it all covered, and covered well!

[caption id="attachment_161" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="okay, yeah, still have to do that bottom section here...."][/caption]

So once the painting was done, it had to dry.  What to do when the paint is drying... Why not read a post over at Brave Girls blog? So I did:

[caption id="attachment_176" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Yeah, totally got the idea to document what I was doing while paint dried from the Brave Girl blog post I was reading while the paint dried... and watching some Netflix... :)"][/caption]

Finally, the paint dried.  Now to have fun with paper!!!  I love cutting up paper.  Well, I should, I make cards, and LOVE IT!!!!!! For the top of the table I just cut random-sized squares; I think the biggest was a 6-inch square, while the smallest was a 1-inch square. I think I also tossed in a couple of rectangles just to mix it up a bit.  Then, I arranged them in a pleasing manner, grabbed the 'podge, and went to town!  Man, did I make a mess.  But it was fun!  And in the end, very pretty (and can I just say, again, I soooooo need a brayer... bubbly bits all over the place!!!!) So here's the top:




[caption id="attachment_163" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="not quite dry yet... oh, boy, more waiting!!!"][/caption]

Once I had that done, I turned my attention to the drawer:




[caption id="attachment_164" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="stripeys!!!"][/caption]

And then I had to ponder the sides:





[caption id="attachment_167" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="left"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_168" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="back"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_169" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="right (and oops on using the same pattern as the front...)"][/caption]

And the bottom shelf!  Basically, that was a repeat of the top, but with smaller pieces of paper:

[caption id="attachment_170" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="and again, not quite dry! I'm an impatient photographer..."][/caption]

And then finally, it was dry and ready for a coat or two or acrylic sealer (okay, yeah, maybe I should do more, but the can is empty now.  AND!!!!! I'm down to half a jar of Mod Podge!!! yikes!!!!)

So here it is, all done and pretty:

[caption id="attachment_171" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="The distance view"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_172" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The drawer and knob"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_174" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Pretty!!"][/caption]

So yeah, I am just totally tickled with myself!  I had fun!!!

RLW

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