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Name: Elfrieda
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orchidgal
Oct 10, 2014 12:56 PM CST
A while back, while walking the dogs I saw that someone had thrown a small table out for trash pick-up. I had my son's boxer with me and hubby was lagging far behind because one of our small doggies, the Shih Tzu, was just taking her time. When he finally got home, he asked me if I'd seen the table. I told him that I had and that it was already in the garage! I actually picked the thing up and got it under one arm; boxer on a leash with the other and made it home.
Here's a picture of the table before I started on it:

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and here it is finished. The globe on the right I picked up at a thrift store; there's a plug right behind it and I've got white Christmas lights stuffed in it. I love how it looks in the evening.

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woofie
Oct 10, 2014 1:33 PM CST
Wow! That is just great! What a pretty arrangement! Smiling
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4susiesjoy
Oct 10, 2014 5:40 PM CST
What an awesome job you did on the table! Thumbs up The arrangement of things on top of it and around it really compliment each other and the table. You turned it into a great find!
Name: Vicki
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vic
Oct 12, 2014 4:17 AM CST

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Elfie - that is absolutely beautiful and I LOVE all the bright colors. It looks like you had glass or plastic cut for the top of the table? What kind of paint did you use? I love the finish too. What a beautiful garden area. Thumbs up
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 12, 2014 9:16 AM CST
That is beautiful. One of my favorite colors! Lovey dubby
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Name: Elfrieda
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orchidgal
Oct 12, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Thanks. My husband got a sheet of plexiglas and cut it to fit (it was quite cheap). I'll have to look in one of the garage cupboards for the paint. I know I got it at Lowes and did it in two different shades of teal. At least that's what I call it.
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Sharon
Oct 12, 2014 10:19 PM CST
Really pretty, Elfie! Love it.
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pardalinum
Oct 13, 2014 12:42 AM CST
That is one beautiful table! And a very lovely garden vignette to boot. Lovey dubby
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SongofJoy
Oct 13, 2014 2:37 AM CST
It certainly is.
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Oct 13, 2014 7:26 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree
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Bubbles
Oct 13, 2014 11:11 AM CST
Looks great! I love the lighted globe too. Thumbs up
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Oct 14, 2014 7:42 AM CST

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Score!!! What a great find, Elfie!!

I agree with everyone about everything. When I clicked to enlarge I noticed more details like the cute knobs! Did you paint those?
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Name: Elfrieda
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orchidgal
Oct 15, 2014 5:20 PM CST
No, Becky, I didn't paint the knobs. I treated myself to those from Hobby Lobby. They were under $5.00 I'm pretty sure. I'll have to download another photo of the table, which now has some glass totems on it. You can see part of a mirror on the trellis. That was a thrift store find; I painted the frame and glued those glass gems on to mimic grapes. I have a few mirrors on the trellis and they were all from thrift stores. I just painted them.
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4susiesjoy
Oct 15, 2014 5:42 PM CST
Elfie, I can't wait to see your totems! Aren't thrift stores a wonderful gift for creative people! You never know what you might find at them that might bring on an inspiration. Big Grin
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Boopaints
Oct 16, 2014 7:41 AM CST

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It's amazing how well your Hobby Lobby knobs match, Elfie! Can't wait to see more. Hurray!
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Name: Elfrieda
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orchidgal
Oct 19, 2014 12:14 AM CST
OK -- finally got some of the photos organized. These photos were taken the other day. The center glass totem was made by a friend for me.
A few of them are open on the top, so I can put those battery operated tea lights inside. It does look pretty.

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There are two tables on this patio and I've stayed with the teal color in the cushions of the larger table.
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The piece of marble on the table is resting on a lazy susan.
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Close up of a couple; the large one was made for me by a friend

I should mention that I've found a quick way to clean them (since I live quite close to the beach, things do get dusty). I use a soft paintbrush - about 1-1/2 inches and I keep it just for the knick-knacks and whatever on the patios.


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Sharon
Oct 19, 2014 12:34 AM CST
It's all very beautiful, more beautiful because much of it is hand made.
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Oct 19, 2014 9:25 AM CST
So pretty! Just like another room of your home!
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2014 9:47 AM CST
I agree
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Oct 19, 2014 12:59 PM CST

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Beautiful Elfie Thumbs up

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