Thursday, June 28, 2012

Postage Stamp Table In Honour of my Mom

Hope everyone is keeping cool, I was out in garage sweating my ass off the last few hours and decided that that was enough for the day. I'ts a hot one and even dragging stuff outside into the shade didn't help. So I think I will call it a day and come inside and talk to all of you, which is much more fun than having sweat drip into my eyes.

I showed you most of my thrifty finds earlier this week so today I want to show you a project I have been working on yesterday and today.

Did I also mention that I have almost gone through a whole can of Old White by Annie Sloan, I have been on a painting frenzy

Not sure if I posted this cute little table when I found it at a thrift store for 3 bucks, it was rough but I knew it had potential

I decided to give it a coat of Anne Sloan paint, shocking I know lol

Much better don't you think, but wait I am not done with this little cutie yet
I have been seeing a few of these projects online and I thought this table was perfect for it, with its square border and inlay. I went onto the site and found what I was looking for

I picked this idea for my table but changed it up a bit to make it more my own

Keep in mind this is the first time I tried this, and I know its not perfect but I love it. And I am doing this table for myself so I think it is lovely, but still not done.
I changed some of the information on, I added my Mom's name and her date of birth and where she was born to the info. I display family photos on this table, and I want something in memory of my Mom to be part of that display

I added clear wax and darkened some of the inlay with darkwax and distressed the table a bit, and I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Now its done, the front picture is my Mom and my Grandma who I miss very much, and a pic of my 5 kids is behind that one and a pic of my 5 gorgeous Grandchildren is behind that. I know my Mom would love to have seen this table in her honour and I will think of her and the legacy she created everytime I look at it.

Hope everyone is having a great week, if you are still lucky enough to have your Mother still in your life, I hope you treasure the time with her, and appreciate all that she has taught you and done for you. Make sure she knows how much she means to you. My Mom never got to see her great grandchildren, but I know she would be so proud of them. She adored her grandchildren and I wish she could see the amazing adults and great parents they have become.
In memory of my Mom
Margaret Elizabeth Cline
Dec 3 1927 to Jan 4 1991

Not a day goes by that you are not missed Mom
You are always in my heart

And my sidekick

The Graphics Fairy


  1. Tobey, what a lovely table! We were on the same wavelength- I did an end table with one of Karen's postcards, too. I love the way you changed it up, looks great!

    1. Thank you Sheila, I know its not perfect, but it was my first attempt at transferring a graphic. I want to try more and step out of my comfort zone. thank you so much for reading my post and coming to my blog. I don't get very many comments and I am so honoured when I get them. thanks Tobey