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« on: September 14, 2011 01:20:18 PM »

I finished these tables a few months ago, but only recently took pictures!

The first is my damask patterned table:





I bought the table at a thrift store for super cheap, sanded it down, and gave it a couple of coats of black. I transferred the damask pattern to the side insets with white graphite transfer paper and painted it by hand with Apple Barrel metallic paint. The pattern was one that I nabbed off the internet and manipulated to fit the space. I then coated the entire piece with diluted iridescent medium and a couple of coats of varnish, and voila! I am planning to change the little doorknobs at some point, when I find the right pair. Cheesy

Below is my octopus mosaic table:





This is also a thrift store find, though not as intricate as the first table. It has a small drawer on the side that has yet to be lined, but the orientation of the image puts the drawer away from the viewer. I did the mosaic first on this one, transferring the image with graphite paper and then laying down the tiles. I used a small tub of Dorian Grey indoor/outdoor grout on it... and am still wondering if I should lighten or darken the grout color because it hasn't been sealed yet Tongue. After the mosaic was complete, I painted the table with the same process as the first one. And done! A mismatched but similar color palette pair of tables.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011 01:35:00 PM »

These are both fantastic! You have a whole lot of talent. I love that blue color. My living area is the same blue, but with brown. If you ask me, I don't think the grout on the octopus should be any lighter... But I am not experienced in that craft.

Nice job! And thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011 01:53:00 PM »

That damask is incredible, awesome work! And I like the grout color just the way it is, I feel like if you went noticeably lighter or darker it would start to conflict with either the octopus or the background.

That's so cool, I'm feeling inspired for when I move in a few weeks! Cheesy Nice job.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011 02:02:16 PM »

Both look great! The first table is really cute and the damask on the side is very cool. But I absolutely LOVE the octopus! From what I can tell in the pictures, the color of the grout looks good to me as is. I have a few mosaic projects that I really need to start... This is good inspiration.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011 02:25:59 PM »

Just beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011 02:54:09 PM »

Love the damask table and the octopus is really cool. Such awesome renos!
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011 03:40:31 PM »

I can't believe you painted all that damask!  So much work!  They both look AMAZING!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2011 01:44:48 AM »

wow that damask pattern on that table is wonderful! i have some with some fuzzy felt on it doubt it would work worth out burning it but hell i'll have a go Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2011 10:15:32 PM »

These are amazing. I can't even begin to imagine the hours you put into them but they turned out wonderful, very professional looking as well.
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011 03:15:27 PM »

that is so GORGEOUS!!!
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011 04:26:24 PM »

I love them both and I'm feeling an intense urge to google "how to do a tile mosaic".  I do not need a new craft right now!  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011 07:55:13 PM »

They are both so beautiful! This type of furniture renew is so gratifying; and small tables like yours are perfect for such detail work. It would be so cool if you came upon just the right shade of blue glass knobs.
Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2011 08:01:58 PM »

I wanted the first one until I saw the second one.  Now I just want them both!
You are very creative - I love how you used to completely different, but coordinating techniques. 
The colors are beautful
I would leave the grout as-is also.
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2011 04:20:51 AM »

Gorgeous and so well done on both, but my fav is the mosaic. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2011 04:57:42 AM »

These are both gorgeous!!! Great job!
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2011 10:46:08 AM »

WOW!!!  Shocked  Beautiful! How long did it take to paint the damask?!  Wink These both turned out wonderful!!
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2011 03:57:36 PM »

Thanks for the lovely comments! Cheesy I think I will leave the grout on the mosaic as-is... thanks for the feedback!

WOW!!!  Shocked  Beautiful! How long did it take to paint the damask?!  Wink These both turned out wonderful!!

The two panels took several hours a piece to paint, but it was one of those watching tv or chatting on the phone projects because all I have to do is paint within the lines Tongue. The most annoying part was actually transferring the design to the panel.... I almost quit at that point!
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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2011 08:33:40 AM »

I love both pieces. That octopus is so cute. You did a nice job filling it out with mosaic. On that side table.... Oooooooooh! If you hadn't of told us how you pulled of the side pattern, I would have thought it was decoupaged on. What a magnificent paint job!!! That looks like perfection to me. The colours are just great!
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Beautiful!
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2011 06:01:21 AM »

These are very inspiring.  Your mosaic is really well done.
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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2012 05:54:18 PM »

omg, that octopus is brilliant! both of these are done so well!
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2012 03:58:30 PM »

I love how they look different yet so integrated. The job you did with the painting is wonderful, I thought it was some kind of wallpaper at first. Octopus is my favourite. I have always wanted a mosaic table but I'm too scared to try it myself.  Wink
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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2012 01:34:00 PM »

Love that octopus I am a huge fan of mosaic and sometimes the image gets lost but you captured it completely and I love the detail with all the tentacles and everything! You did a great job of both tables Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2012 06:24:46 PM »

I love both of these tables, and I'm totally jealous of your skills!!  I bet your house looks awesome!

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