To The Landfill OR NOT!
Someone gave me this sad table 2 summers ago and it has sat in all the elements in the garden since then. So many times I was tempted to throw it into the back of the car and take it to transfer station. Can you blame me?
THEN! I found this fabric on sale and an idea began to form. I love using fabric under glass and this little baby was getting a face lift.
I liberally applied Maison Blanche Clear Primer to the underneath of the glass (after giving it a serious clean) Place the fabric onto the primer right side facing down into the medium. Smooth out from the middle to make sure it was flat, I then applied a liberal amount of primer to the fabric on the back. Making sure I also covered a good half an inch overhang
Leave it all to dry thoroughly overnight. The fabric overhang will be stiff to the touch now
Using a sharp blade simply run the blade along the edge of the glass and through the fabric making a clean cut
You see what a nice clean edge it makes? The fabric is now firmly in place underneath the glass
I cleaned up the table with a wire brush removing all the old flaking paint
I chose Maison Blanche Paint in 'Tourmaline' as the main colour for the frame, I also picked up some details in 'Sugar Cane'. I gave the whole frame a good coat of varnish too.
And here she is now, all pretty and ready to serve tea!
This table lives to see another summer.
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