|My freebie table. I <3 it!|
I have been looking for a table forever to go next to my wing chair. My requirements: small, cheap, cute, cheap, sturdy,...cheap. So when I saw a table that Erin at Richmond Thrifter did using a lamp base and a picture frame, a light bulb went on over my head. Check out her Lamp Base Turned Pedestal Table post for complete details on how to make this. I made my table using a brass candlestick that my Grandma gave me ages ago, so I did a few different steps, but the idea is the same.
I used styrofoam to fill in the hole where the candle would go. I used lots of glue for this. I really couldn't figure out anything else to fill it in. If anyone has a better idea, please, please, please tell me.
|My candlestick has a scalloped top. The styrofoam gives more surface area for the glue.|
My photo frame was one of those with two panes of glass. I may play around with that more later. Etching, perhaps?
|I used tons of glue for this.|
Instead of fabric, I used scrapbooking paper and a paper doily. I love how this can be switched out depending on my mood or the season.
|Berkeley enjoying her cup of tea in her favorite chair.|
Erin also spray painted her table, but the only spray paint I had on hand was watermelon pink, so I'm leaving it brass for now. I kind of like the old patina, anyway. That, and I'm feeling lazy lately.
So, go check out Erin's blog. She has a lot of amazing stuff on there.
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