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Monday, January 30, 2012

Designer Tabletop

Several years ago, my mother gave me a lovely brown table with a small, side drawer.  The drawer was packed with pictures of her and her parents from when she was a little girl.  I'm a scrapbooker and the pictures hiding in the drawer were eating away at me!  So I decided to do a little something different with them, instead of sticking them in a scrapbook.  I took them out of the drawer, trimmed some of them, and modge-podged them to that table top.  There are 3 layers of the modge podge on right now, and when it's good and dry, I will seal it with a clear coat of some kind. It turned out better than I had expected and now I'm left with a gorgeous, personalized table that is still functional.  I wasn't worried about tagging the pictures because I stuck with pictures of my mother and grandparents.  There are a couple of very old pictures included, but I don't know who those people are.  You could scan the pictures before you apply them to the table, but that's not the way I decided to go.  I did leave some of the borders on the pictures where my grandmother had written the date they were taken.  I love that I have that personal touch of hers!

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