Thanks Susan for being such a gracious host again this week! You are awesome!!!
I have had this table sitting in my sun room for years. It was wobbly, and not in great shape, but worked good once I placed a plastic crochet-look table cloth on it. I had plants sitting on it, and around it, so you really couldn't see the actual table. Then one day there was this blogger who shall remain nameless for awhile, who took a plain table and painted and did mosaic on the top with broken dishes. I. FELL. IN. LOVE. Plain and simple.
So, I told DH that I really had an idea for the table, asked him to work on it, but didn't tell him the WHOLE story.
The top was SO dirty, I can't believe it was sitting in my house that way. Well, anyway, the wood on the top in the middle goes one direction, and the sides the other direction. I kinda hated to cover that up, but it's just an old table, for crying out loud!
I didn't even know this table had so much detail until we uncovered it and got ready to take it to the shop to be painted. Boy were we missing out all this time.
Here's what it looked like after DH went to all the trouble to reglue the joints, and painted it all white. He thought we were done with it, until I showed him the photos of the OTHER table I saw!
I'm so excited about this table, and can't wait for the next step. I'm looking for dishes to break up and mosaic on the top like I saw that I totally lusted after. DH thinks it looks fine the way it is, but when I showed him the OTHER one, he was impressed. He was also concerned that I would mess up this nice table......
Anyway! It was Cindy at http://romantichome.blogspot.com/ , I believe that has a tutorial on mosaics and how to do them - one step at a time. So, I'm going to buy all the stuff and mosaic this table. As soon as I find some dishes to break!
Thanks for joining me in the middle of the table metamorphosis. Be sure and check in with Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and see what she has up her sleeve this week. This post also qualifies as a Thrifty Treasure, as the table was free when I got it 15+ years ago!. You can see more Thrifty Ideas at this address: http://southernhospitalityblog.com/