I've been kind of out of sorts the past few days. My Fybromyalgia has kicked in again and left me listless, achy, and very much "Brain Fogged" I gave it a day of and a half of
rest and then said ENOUGH!
I worked on a little project that wouldn't take much time and energy but something I wanted to do.
My Mother-in-law gave us this little table several years ago and it's served many different functions before being stuck in the basement for years.
When I decluttered the mantle this month there was no place for the nature figurines that Bob's son had given us. I remembered the little table in the basement and brought it up. I wasn't real happy with everything being the same color and it made the figurines blend right in with the table top. I thought about painting the top but hubby wasn't real keen on that. So I decided to make a place mat out of old sheet music. I had some very brittle sheets from an old German Piano Music Book that the "DOG" had destroyed the beautiful red linen and gold cover of..... but that's another story.
So I gathered up my supplies...can't do anything without my favorite energy drink and aren't those blue bottles gorgeous? I used a sheet of Bristol Art paper as the base and tore around the edges. I also tore the edges of the sheet music. and then mod podged them down to the art paper. I used the gloss mod podge and applied several coats.
I also applied a couple of coats to the back side once the front was dried and then it laid flat :)
I placed one of my favorite hand turned bowls my Dad made me on the ring below the top and I think it added a little Earthyness to the coldness of the metal legs and ring. The place mat gives the top the color separation it needed to make the figurines POP. I did end up moving the gourd to another part of the house.
All in all I'm liking my little project.
I do have a new project in the works! Hubby and I went to the local flea market Sunday and found a jewel of a little desk that needs some TLC. The price was great and with a bit of elbow grease and paint she'll be fantastic. Here is her before preview...
She's not an old piece ...just an abused piece...but she'll be beautiful again real soon :)