Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lookie!



Took the girls to the park yesterday morning. Hadn't done that in awhile. It was cool outside and I thought it would be fun. Instead they stood around like a couple of goobers and acted like it was incredibly boring. Fine. We went home.

So, instead of acting like a bored goober myself I decided to make this.




First let me say that I am horrible about before and after pictures. Once I get an idea in my head I don't have time to take a before picture. I just start in a blaze of fabric, paint, glue, sandpaper, thread, Mod Podge . . . oh, you get the idea . . . and start. I. Must. Complete. It. NOW! No-time-for-pictures-till-its-done kind of thing.

I bought this old bridge table at a thrift store last week for $2. The old timey kind with the wooden top and fold out legs. You remember me telling you before about the Moda "Chez Moi" fabric that I adored. Well, I bought a charm pack of it awhile back. Once I had the table I knew just what to do.




The fabric is adhered to the table top with several coats of Mod Podge. Then the whole top is covered with clear acrylic. The adorable green chairs were purchased at another thrift store last week for $10 for 3. Sure I wish there would have been 4 chairs but I can live with 3. Love the green color.

Now, the table is hung on the wall in the play room as art. No silly. The legs are folded down flat and it is hung on the wall like a picture would be. That way I get to see it everyday . . . and if we ever need a table, VOILA . . . I just take it off the wall and have an instant table.

Deep breathe. I love it!
dana

10 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

Dana, the table is fantastic! Did you paint first? I am trying to figure out what made the brown grid part. (Unless the table wasn't too torn up originally.)

Rebecca said...

Love the table! I'd love to see a shot of it hanging on the wall. What a great idea, I never would have thought of that.

Amelia said...

The table looks fantastic!

Also, that picture from the park is great...love the arches.

Amelia

Lucy said...

Wow!! I'm bowing to you! Love your idea of using the fabric charms in your "quilt top" table!!

Great idea on hanging on the wall during idle time!

The chair colors are fab too!

lucy

Christy said...

The table looks fabulous! What a great idea. :) Now, if I can just find a table like that....

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Love it Dana! the picture and the table!

julie (jane's apron) said...

what a cool table (art!)...and I love your problem with "before" pictures.

The Wooden Spool said...

What a clever lady you are! I love this! The table, quilty top, the chairs, the way it hangs on the wall...(photo please) and the whole thing! :) Charming!

P-Su said...

very clever..........very nice! i wish i had access to the thrift stores you frequent. i'm either looking at the wrong kind of stores or there aren't any in our area......bumer!!!

magikquilter said...

Really well done it is so effective. The chairs are a great colour too.