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« on: January 01, 2010 12:09:12 PM »

So I happened to be at the thrift store- donating items- I was a little miffed someone was in front of me but I pulled in and started to get ready to unload... the people in front of me started to take this beauty out of the car... I asked if I could have it and the Thrift Store Gods said unto me... 'This is the table you will be working with' obviously I was ecstatic- I think I went in and bought something- because I just yanked a sale from them and all...

Clip art book- it was my grandmothers and it just so happened to fit in to my 'evil plan' mwhahahaha! Let the planning begin!

So after flipping and scanning and melding 2 different pages... this is what I came up with.

My roomie and I went to JoAnne's in search of the perfect color palette... and this is what we came up with. I wanted it to be somewhat muted... 'burnt' type colors with punches of color.

And yeah... I did actually do a colored version using the afore mentioned color palette in Photoshop to come up with the overall color scheme.

So after melding my ideas for the top a quick trip to Kinko's got me my full size output for photo transfer- which involves flipping your output toner side down and then rub acetone onto a rag so the toner is released to the surface it's in contact with... well in theory that's how it's supposed to work.

And after a quick test I had 'determined' that a photo transfer would work just fine on the finished surface- well as I you can tell I was owned by the table... sigh...

The colors on top of the newly sanded table top and mostly successful photo transfer of my copied design.

A shot showing the table in the final stages. After filling in the outlined areas I had to go back and outline the square edges and then I need to go back and line the inner circle edges.

And a detail shot of said outlining. My straight edge isn't that great so I'm just going to add it has character and you can tell it wasn't made by a machine ;-D

And here you can see the progression of me adding the colors to the transferred design center. Some areas I had to guess as the transfer wasn't 100% (probably needed to sand a tad more?)

And I pretreated and stained the table last night... so that makes it mostly done I think I'll add another few coats of polyurethane or use a 2 part epoxy to get a better protective coat on the top. Hopefully I can have it all done by this weekend or Monday.


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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010 12:20:17 PM »

Wow!  You did a great job turning that into something truly special.  Congratulations!

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010 12:25:20 PM »

Very pretty! I love the colors you chose. Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2010 12:55:46 PM »

Beautiful table!  You have done a great job, such lovely colours & pattern!


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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2010 01:37:32 PM »

This table is absolutely beautiful!


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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010 03:21:42 PM »

Flippin fabulous!...very inspiring Smiley

« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010 05:09:56 PM »

That's beautiful. I'd love to have it in my home.
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2010 09:45:49 PM »

That turned out really well, even with the transfer problem you had.
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010 07:00:02 AM »

Thats really fantastic, the pattern is beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2010 07:38:21 AM »

What a beutiful table! It looks like stained glass, what a wonderful effect.

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