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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pretty Portable Tea Table

I found this tray table at a flea market a couple of months ago.  While the dealer was transporting it to sell it, a sharp object of some sort pierced the wicker tray and put a hole in it.  However, I still fell in love with this piece and I knew my husband could do something to salvage this sweet little table.
The before pictures are coming up, but here was the solution to my problem.  I got some quarter-inch plywood at Lowe's.  All it took was a 24x24 sheet.  My husband traced the top of the table and reduced his tracing by 1/2 an inch all the way around and then took his jigsaw and cut a new piece to insert over the damaged wicker.  The insert needed to be a little smaller than the lip of the tray.

You can see how beautiful this table is.  The details are stunning.  Once the new oval was cut, my husband spread wood glue all over one side of the new piece of wood and pressed it into the tray.  He weighted it down with heavy books to make sure he had good contact while the glue was drying.
The next day he painted the entire piece white, and although his new oval insert wasn't perfect, it all blended in nicely.
I'm thrilled with the finished product.  Now, if you like this stencil, here is the source, and if you put in the code Miss Maggie you will get 15 percent off your stencil.  This is a great offer to my readers, and just so you know, I receive nothing for promoting these stencils.  I just love to share great sources with you when I find them.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Romantic Lampshade Restyle and Fabulous Weekend Finds

I just wanted to show you this lampshade that I embellished with this gorgeous silky rose and some velvet vintage ribbon.  When I found this floor lamp, it was dark brown and the shade was a deep red.  I found a replacement shade at a yard sale the next day that fit perfectly, but it was too plain and blah after I had painted the base of the lamp with Old White.
I learned how to make this rose from Carol at The Polka Dot Closet.  I love Carol's blog and I absolutely love this rose that she did a wonderful tutorial on.  You can find the instructions to make these here.
You can see how beautiful this soft romantic lamp looks among rustic and primitive items.  I just love the look.
I also wanted to share these gorgeous signs I found at a flea market this weekend.  They are about 4 feet tall and they were movie props.  I wish I knew which movie they starred in.  Wouldn't they make great shutters?

One last thing before I leave you today.  This weekend is the monthly warehouse sale for the Little French Flea Market.  We'll be open Thursday through Sunday from 9:00 to 4:00.  If you're in the area, please come and see us.
Thanks for stopping by.

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