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Five Minutes of Fun

Table made from card, wire and beads.
Needs some shabbying but I'm nervous about messing up.
Paint effects are not my area!!

18 comments:

  1. A mi me encanta la mesa tal como la has dejado.
    Las jarritas son fantasticas.
    besitos ascension

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  2. Todo el conjunto es precioso.La mesa me encanta y las jarra blanca es muy dulce.Felicidades

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  3. That is really nice! What size did it turn out to be?

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  4. Susan, I saw this on the yahoo group and haven't take the time to go over and comment- it's beautiful!! I would be scared to paint it too- I'm not the best at paint effects either. Good luck with the painting- it's so pretty I bet it will look fantastic no matter what!

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  5. Susan!! Your table came out PERFECT!! You will be able to do well with the paint I think....Just remember that you can repaint everything white if you aren't happy!! You will do great!!! Look at the table?! WONDERFUL!!!!

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  6. Susan that is beautiful! How did you get the scalloped edge? If you made the pitchers then there is nothing wrong with your paint effects. Love it.

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  7. Great job on the table Susan, just my 'cup of tea' :) Don't be afraid to attack it - gently - with a bit of sandpaper - if you don't like it you can always give it another coat of paint.

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  8. Thankyou all for peeking and for such encouraging comments!
    This table really was quick to make. Now I've tried the wire and card construction I'm hooked :)
    Christine, the top is 2 3/4" across and the height is 2 1/2". I used scalloping scissors and manilla folder for the edge and very heavy weight card for the top. Because all of the materials are odd bits of junk of different colours and textures sanding won't work for the shabby effect so I'm going to have to try to 'rust' it up with paint. You can tell from the cream coloured jug that I'm not good at ageing with paint, I laughed at my efforts to make that jug look aged. All I managed to do was make it look brand spanking new that had had a hammer taken to it!

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  9. Silly me, of course you can't sand it 'cos it's not wood!! Can I plead advancing age as well as a pre-breakfast brain in defence of my stupidity!! ;)

    BTW I've clicked and enlarged the pic and the 'aging' on the jug looks perfectly ok to me. I wish I could find a real life size one of these that doesn't cost a zillion dollars because it's just what I want for the top of the cottage bathroom cabinet. The one that's on it at the moment was temporarily relocated from the bedroom.

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  10. It is beautiful, and will be absolutely spectacular when you're done with it. I've been dying to try my hand at making some of these. I just have to figure out what size wire to use. =)

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  11. Oh, but practice makes perfect! Liek Patty said, you can always repaint white if you are not happy with it :). And I think your painting of the jug is not bad at all! Great job all round!

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  12. I was just admiring a full size one of these in a magazine! Yours looks perfect.

    If you were brave enough, you could paint the base in the colour you want to show through (even just in patches), rub a candle where you want that colour then recoat in white and when it is nearly dry, rub at the waxed spots. I think that would be fine over the cardboard and give a worn effect.

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  13. Woh! Scary stuff messing up a perfectly good miniature, my heart was in my mouth......
    Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and hints, without which this table would never be shabbied - there are other things I've made and been too scared to mess with!
    I've given it my best shot, as usual to me it looks like I've overdone the patina. Off to 'patina' the jugs now. Pics tomorrow.

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  14. I love this table and am looking forward to what you do with it. The decorative border is super. Very inspirational. Best wishes, Carol :)

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  16. Hi Susan,

    I scrolled down further and found this post which detailed about your table! Great job :) The shabby pink jug is so lovely!

    Pei Li

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  17. They have a beautiful, full-sized enamel jug at one of our antique stores, with an incredible rose motif ... maybe I should just mosey on down there and photograph it for future reference, as I'm not quite ready to pay $175. for it. Crikey ... that's a bunch of mini pin money needed for those very important essentials! Your wee pitchers are too wonderful, as are the table and colours you've chosen.

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