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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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