Monday, March 14, 2011

French Ephemera Table

This is just a quick post on a project I did before I started blogging.  I had a small tile top table that I bought at "Homesense" a couple of years ago.  I loved the gracefull curving of the legs, but wasn't so "in-love" with  the pattern on the top.  What to do?  Well, when I came across the Graphics Fairy blog months ago, I started downlouding lots of images of "French Ephemera" which I thought were really "cool".  I figured I'd use them some day, and here's one of the projects I ended up doing with some of the images.  I couldn't decide on just one, so I ended up doing a collage on top of the table, using Mod Podge.  Unfortunately, I don't have a "before" shot, since it was made before I started blogging.  Here are some "after" shots though, and I'm much happier with the table.

I used  a French letter, postcard, piece of lovely handwritting that says "Paris" and  perfume label.  The lighter background is just some co-ordinating paper that I ripped to look like pieces of broken china.  Then I added some lace and ribbon to finish it off.  The whole thing was done using Mod Podge, and then a spray of clear acrylic sealer to protect it - and  "voila"- a French Ephemera Collage Table in under an hour.