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Name: Anita
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Lioba
Jun 6, 2017 8:59 AM CST
I always look for stuff on the side of the road on garbage day. It was easier to find great stuff when I lived in the city of Schenectady where I found this oak 6-sided table top. I held on to it for years. Then I got a push from a boyfriend I was living with "Do something with it or I am throwing it out!"

I got a pattern from Plaid called Wisteria. I purchased the Gallery Glass Window Color paints called for by the pattern. However, I had to modify the pattern to fit the hexagon. I used Plexiglas instead of glass because It was easier to cut for me and light weigh. We lived in an apartment and I never stayed in one place for too long. Plexiglas is not easy to cut but I could hide my mistakes with the faux leading.

Luckily I've only moved one more time since that apartment and that was into my own home. The piece however, has been moved all around the house.


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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 6, 2017 9:24 AM CST

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Welcome! Anita Welcome! Welcome!

That is BEAUTIFUL! WOW!

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 6, 2017 9:39 AM CST
Hurray! I agree It's just beautiful and finding that table top was quite a coup! I also love to pick up trash to turn into treasures, but have never found anything that nice! I love what you did with it, and hope you will show us more when you have a new project.
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Name: Anita
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
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Lioba
Jun 6, 2017 9:47 AM CST
Karen, Thank you for suggesting that I post the idea. Thank You!
Its easy for me to believe in miracles when science can't explain why a blade of grass has its shape and that is just one plant and one attribute.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 6, 2017 10:06 AM CST
You're welcome! I have thought about trying the glass paints, but I'm no artist. I might be able to paint from a pattern! nodding
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daylilydreams
Jun 6, 2017 5:30 PM CST
Your gallery glass piece is beautiful. I have done a few small things using gallery glass paints, my DIL did their front door. Really is a nice way to get great results.
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Name: Anita
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
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Lioba
Jun 17, 2017 2:49 PM CST
plantmanager said:You're welcome! I have thought about trying the glass paints, but I'm no artist. I might be able to paint from a pattern! nodding


Plaid the company that makes the Gallery Glass paint no longer makes the multi-layered stencils I have. I have another called Grapevine. They were too complicated. So you can find stencils at any large craft store or on-line.

Go for it!

I misspoke here about the type of stencil used for "Wisteria". First, it must have been some kind of kit or I would not have known what colors to use. Stained glass patterns are drawings set behind the glass/plexi so one can trace. The multi-layered stencils are for wall art. You can still find those on ebay.

Here is an example of "grapevine" without the grapes:


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woofie
Sep 25, 2017 10:28 AM CST
I just spotted this thread and I LOVE that table top! And I have a couple of small glass topped tables that originally had a hummingbird pattern on them. Now I know what kind of paint to get to fix them!
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ThomasHenriksen
Oct 10, 2017 12:56 PM CST
I'm new to this site, and just looking around to get som inspiration. That's a nice Table Top! Thumps up. Hurray!
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 10, 2017 12:59 PM CST
Welcome! @ThomasHenriksen! It is a nice table. Look all through this forum and you'll find some wonderful artistic ideas for things to make.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Oct 10, 2017 1:33 PM CST

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Welcome! Thomas - We're glad you here Welcome! Hurray!
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Mdntnmtgmy
Oct 19, 2017 9:57 AM CST
Leather is a good way to decorate and incorporate our love for the garden. An expensive hobby, but unlimited possibilities

When ever possible I try and work orchids into my works.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
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plantmanager
Oct 19, 2017 10:12 AM CST
@Mdntnmtgmy, very nice work! I did some leather work when I was a child, but haven't done any since then. I love that you use orchids in your works!
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Mdntnmtgmy
Oct 19, 2017 10:19 AM CST
@plantmanager

Thank you, soon i hope to do a few pieces as wall art of strictly orchids.

Leather definitely takes patience and knowledge but once ya figure it out it's certainly fun.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 19, 2017 10:22 AM CST
You do great work. I love the one with paint horses.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Oct 19, 2017 11:23 AM CST

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Welcome! Welcome! yes, your work is beautiful and thank you for sharing it with us Thumbs up
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Mdntnmtgmy
Feb 26, 2018 5:04 PM CST
Figured y'all would appreciate this
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Feb 26, 2018 5:44 PM CST
Very nice! I remember trying leatherworking when I was a kid. It wasn't easy!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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vic
Feb 26, 2018 6:08 PM CST

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That is BEAUTIFUL! Hurray! Hurray!

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