But I’m finally ready to update everyone who provided advice, suggestion or just good luck wishes. The project is now finished and sitting in my kitchen; a counter height table made by repurposing an old window pane that I found in my dad’s barn.
First I had to clean, paint and come up with a technique. Once I decided to use the window as a top for a table, the hard part began; trying to decide what treatment I would use and getting it put together. Thanks to the Blue Antler Studio, project share, I had a lot of wonderful suggestions.
I ended up using a vintage tablecloth purchased at a yard sale; thanks to Diana, my sister, who spotted the tablecloth and knew that Kathy, the artist of BAS, would like it (sorry Kathy). It was also Diana who suggested that I use a nice piece of cloth for my project, and so the idea of the tablecloth as the treatment for my table was born.
The colors are vivid, yellow, red, green and pink. I sandwiched the tablecloth between a piece of thin board and the window pane. But I didn’t stop there, thanks to Kathy’s advice,” think layers” and her suggestion to paint some of the design on the window pane; it gave it the depth it needed to bring it alive. I used an old ornate column for the base, that was also found at a yard sale, and had been waiting for a new purpose. I also have to thank my husband, Chuck, for putting all the parts together, if not for him the project would still be in a million pieces. My sister-in-law Mary Ellen and my adopted sister, Sharon, were also there, giving moral support and keeping me from getting to wild with the painting, they kept saying,” keep it clean”. The story would not be complete without the mentioning the one individual who always gives me the encouragement I need to keep going, thanks mom.
So the Blue Antler Studio has done it again, bringing the spirits of the ridge together; no matter if we are just out the road or hundreds of miles apart. So thanks for everything; my project would not have been a success without the support and spirit of the ridge. Edna
Wonderful job Edna, it turned out beautiful! I just want to add one more thank you. Since I’m sure that the lovely blinging creativity ring, that I noticed on your hand, added inspiration, a thank you goes out to sister Jane.