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« on: March 05, 2008 12:37:02 PM »

Yeah, I know there have probably already been a million decoupaged postage stamp tables, so here's another one for the heap.  I am pretty pleased with how it came out and I finally made a decent dent in my giant envelope of stamps I bought some years ago and forgot about.  The original table was part of an Ikea  nesting set.  The biggest table is currently being used to hold up my bird's cage, I usually sit on the middle one, so I figured the little one could use a shot in the arm. 





Some stamps:





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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 12:50:50 PM »

oooOOoooo, I like it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 12:59:22 PM »

that's a lot of stamps Shocked

i really love the colors
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 01:03:15 PM »

I have never actually seen a postage stamp table, so thagks for showing it. This is a great idea for bringing color into a room.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 01:12:00 PM »

So pretty!

Did you put anything on the top to seal it?
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 01:30:33 PM »

That is rad!
I love the close-up pic on the stamps!! Those rock!
Hrm...what furniture do I have...
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 03:58:17 PM »

I love this!  Where did you get all those stamps?
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 04:02:01 PM »

Fantastic work -- I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008 04:09:00 PM »

Did you put anything on the top to seal it?

Yeah, I put matte Mod Podge over the whole thing to get all of the edges glued down, then sealed it with 2 coats of Krylon Triple Thick.  It's pretty shiny, which I don't know if I like or dislike.  Really seal everything well with the Mod Podge, though - if the Krylon gets directly on the stamps, it will discolor them - happened to me a bit around the edges.

I love this!  Where did you get all those stamps?
I got them on eBay a few years ago.  It was a massive bag, so I picked out the best ones.  Somehow I ended up with a disproportionate amount of unattractive Christmas stamps from Australia.  I think some craft stores sell them in bags as well, but I don't know what their selection is like.  It's best if you can find them already steamed off their envelopes.
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008 04:13:14 PM »

What a unique way to display a stamp collection! It really emphasizes the artistic value of stamps.
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2008 04:33:09 PM »

so incredibly neato burrito! who cares if there may be alot of them, they are still cool and each one is guaranteed different! i think i want to buy some stamps now... you did an awesome job
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2008 07:26:37 AM »

eee!  It's beautiful!  I've got two stamps from Sweden.  I guess I have a lot of saving up to do.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2008 09:17:20 AM »

So Good Looking!
No one can ever get bored as long as that table around (there's always something to look at!)
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2009 11:02:34 AM »

Volcano,

  I have some quick questions about this great table. I am trying to do something similar to this for my girlfriend's birthday. When it comes to the layout, how did you decide to arrange the stamps the way you did? The pattern seems random and as though it has no rhyme or reason. Also how did you start off? Did you start at the ends and work your way in? Haha maybe I just don't have the mind for this but based on the pictures I cannot figure out how you executed this pattern. The way you laid the stamps down in that overlapping/ underlapping manner really gives the finished work great dimension and I'm just trying to replicate it as best as I can. Any tips you can give me on how you did the actual layout would be MOST appreciated.
 I'm sorry if this is a little wordy  Tongue.   
     -THANKS! -
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2009 06:51:39 PM »

ah my mom would cry because you're using stamps because she collects them. haha

i think it's great though. nice job! i love all the colors.  Wink
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