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Topic: side table upcycle! I am calling it the 'Apis Mellifera' with before and after  (Read 7987 times)
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« on: May 19, 2013 07:31:32 AM »

I found this old table for $10 at an antiquey-kind of store. I saw potential in it. I didn't quite know what I wanted to do with it until it dawned on me that it was the same shape as a honeycomb, and so it became the Apis Mellifera table (Latin for honeybee).

ETA: Since the question has been asked, I guess I should mention that it was all hand painted (including the art). From start (sanding) to finish (varnish) the whole table took around 10-12 hours Smiley

I hope you like it!



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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013 07:43:35 AM »

Oh my goodness Foxy, I'm so completely in love with this table!  I just freaked out when I saw it, and demanded my husband come to look at it.  Then I demanded he let me have something similar in our next house!  (Our current house is so tiny, we can't have a side table or coffee table of any sort in the living room.)  I'm just stunned. What a sweet, fun, and beautiful upcycle! 

And now I have to remember to dig out my supplies to make the Hive-Star Bee quilt I was planning last year.... hmm....
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013 07:46:12 AM »

Oh my goodness Foxy, I'm so completely in love with this table!  I just freaked out when I saw it, and demanded my husband come to look at it.  Then I demanded he let me have something similar in our next house!  (Our current house is so tiny, we can't have a side table or coffee table of any sort in the living room.)  I'm just stunned. What a sweet, fun, and beautiful upcycle! 

And now I have to remember to dig out my supplies to make the Hive-Star Bee quilt I was planning last year.... hmm....

Oh thank you SO MUCH!! I'm just so happy with how this one turned out. I'm really glad you like it!! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013 08:03:27 AM »

This table is fantastic! Did you paint the bees and honeycomb?
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013 08:04:05 AM »

This table is fantastic! Did you paint the bees and honeycomb?

Thank you! Yes I did. The honeycomb took soooooooo long lol
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013 11:12:52 AM »

You really UP cycle d this table. It's beautiful.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013 12:37:25 PM »

Wonderful piece of art you created to keep and treasure. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013 04:09:48 PM »

A perfect one of a kind piece to remind us of the great cooperation and industry of the bee. I love it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013 11:08:18 AM »

OMG, this is just fantastic, a real work of art.
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013 06:38:00 AM »

Fantastic job - it turned out perfect!!  I LOVE it!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2013 01:44:30 PM »

This is a Featured Project! Congrats!  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2013 01:51:09 PM »

This is splendid! I really like it. Good job.
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2013 04:21:58 AM »

This is a Featured Project! Congrats!  Smiley

Awesome!! Thank you!!

And thank you for all the kind words, everyone Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2013 09:37:01 AM »

This is amazing! I'd love to see a detail shot of the bees!
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2013 11:45:08 PM »

That is AWESOME!!!
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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2013 02:08:30 AM »

Wow! This table is really beautiful ! I am really thanks full to you for share this type work with us.


   
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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2013 10:44:15 AM »

Thank you so much everyone!
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013 04:17:45 AM »

Oh, this is one of my favorite upcycling transformations ever! Beautiful bee work.
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2013 07:31:32 AM »

This is fantastic!  Wink
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2013 10:15:10 AM »

this is GORGEOUS!

I love it so much. I can't lie: I'm so jealous that it's not in my home right now!

Great work- well deserving of Featured status!
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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2013 02:10:06 PM »

Oh muchos gracias, everyone!! So nice of you and all your kind words Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2014 06:50:57 AM »

It's gorgeous. You did a fantastic job on it....if it ever needs a new home...
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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2014 11:41:25 AM »

This is gorgeous. I love the way you up cycled the table.
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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2014 10:55:05 AM »

Love this!
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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2014 03:58:51 PM »

Thank you, everyone <3
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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2014 09:36:06 AM »

This is gorgeous, I love it!  what a great idea to handpaint the top.
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« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2015 03:25:15 AM »

I like everything about this except that it's not mine!
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