Saturday, March 2, 2013

Spring green, roses and lace


 
Happy Saturday!!! Can you guess what this is?


 
I was painting a plain pine table and the reflection of the lace curtain shone on the table surface. My heart started racing with excitement because an idea started forming in my head.
 
Just an idea and no plan for executing it...that normally gets my heart racing!
 
I popped into the fabric shop on my way to work and bought a scrap of lace fabric.
 
The day dragged on...all I wanted to do was to get home and try this crazy idea of mine! When I got home from work that day, I had ants in my pants, because early evening is family time, so little pine table had to wait a while!!!
 
Once the house was quiet I jumped into action still hoping that I was onto something here!
 
I think by now you've guessed it...yes?! I did a lace stencil over the top of the table....

 
 
The background color is a mix of blue and grey paint. I secured the scrap of lace over the top, took the table out into the yard and spray painted all over the lace. When the paint was dry I carefully removed the lace fabric and Wow! I fell in love...LOL
 
Then I thought, won't she look adorable with dipped legs? I used painters tape to close off the parts that I wanted to stay the original color and out to the yard she went again. This time to spray paint the exposed bits!
 
Such a fun piece!
 
Have you had any crazy ideas lately?
 
 
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17 comments:

  1. Such a pretty and fun table. Great idea!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am hoping to try it in many different ways. Maybe a mixed media collage on canvas with a lacy background!

      Hugs
      Sumaya

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  2. It turned out great! Makes me think of Spring. Blessings, Trisha

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    1. I must be hankering for spring as our days are getting cooler...winter is on our doorstep!
      Blessings your way too Trisha:)

      hugs
      Sumaya

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    1. Thanks Debbi. I love it when a crazy idea comes together!:)

      hugs
      Sumaya

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  4. You are a genius. Lace was used years ago to do the same thing but hasn't been done for long time. I have noticed alot of old ideas are being used again. Things like clothing styles and decorating seem to go in cycles. At least here in states. I've been around enough years to see many things come around again, lol.
    Your little table is so pretty. the colors are outstanding. And painting the legs that way is awesome. I see you love pretty bright colors. I try to go with neutrals but I always end up with brighter colors.
    I think it's so incredible that you can be in South Africa and I'm in the western part of U.S. and we can swap ideas, talk to each other. Love the Internet. Happy Weekend.

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    1. Hay gal...you are awesome! I love all your sweet comments and adore you for stopping by so many of my posts and leaving a comment! Nostalgia rocks....love taking a trip down memory lane;reminds me of a time when life was less uncomplicated, lol

      Blessings and happy week ahead!:)

      Sumaya

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  5. Wow! Sumaya, I am so happy to have found you via Trisha.."Apron strings and things". I simply love the lae table stencil idea....I was thinking, "oh, no she did not". Yes, you did! I love it! I am going to follow along....I hope you will stop by andd visit and follow along with me too. So blessed to meet you. Happy Sunday Blessings!

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  6. #1 Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could get the chance to visit you.
    #2 Amazing table
    #3 I totally get the "ants in the pants" - I want to rush in and get going on projects

    Happy Sunday!

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  7. Well, you smart thing, you....this is just beautiful. Great job.
    Over from Honeysuckle Bus....

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    1. LOL...you make my heart sing!:)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Your table is amazing!! I love it. You are so creative!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Love your awesome posts. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  9. You are so amazing too Kathy!

    Have a wonderful weekend too!

    Hugs
    Sumaya

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  10. I've wanted to try this technique before, but always chickened out. Your table turned out fantastic! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. Do give it a try Deborah! Its fun,just need a light hand. The possibilities? Variation in color,etc
      Hugs
      Sumaya

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  11. Crazy fun for sure Sumaya. I have seen this done on pumpkins but doing it on a table top is a creative idea. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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