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January 23, 2010

Can Anyone Out There Help Me???????

I love Saturdays at the shoppe......they are usually busy, but in a slow, smooth manner where customers just come and go all day long. All of my regulars are accustomed to me working at the art table or behind the counter and often come to see what I am doing. Because of that, I am able to complete projects while still taking care of their questions and purchases without them feeling neglected. My goal this year, or one of them anyway, is to finish the projects I started last year, all the time working in the new projects that are always bouncing around in this head of mine.

Today I finished my velvet grunge Valentine pillow..it has a tattered embroidered banner across the front and antique velvet ruched roses on the corner.....as well as my little "Be Mine" door hanger.....nothing big, just fun stuff. .....but these are not the things I need help with....so bear with me.

This is also the set I worked on today and am completely perplexed. Although I love the direction the little chairs are going, I have no idea now what to do for the table top.

So......let me know what you would do to complete this set......

1.......would you decoupage fabric matching the chairs onto wood, then cover with a lucite top?

2.......would you simply use a clear piece of lucite?

3.......would you simply use a piece of painted and distressed wood?.....

4.......would you do a chalkboard top?

I need help on this one......and I know alot more eyes can see what I cannot.....

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday......

I'm at the mall (ugh) buying bras :)

ciao, jana


  1. Well, I don't know that I like lucite because the chairs are very shabby and oh so chic. I wouldn't do wood, because you would not be able to see the chairs.......that being said, I think lucite would be the way to go, would not want to hide those perfect seats, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  2. Oh girl I would do wood with a checker board top on it...it would be darling that way...just me thinking out loud again...Hope you have a great Sunday my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. Hi Jana
    You are too funny, buying bras at the mall and posting...talk about multi tasking!
    The table and chairs are so sweet. I think I like the idea of acylic for the top with a little lace tablecloth

  4. Hi Jana! All your creations are lovely! Your table and chairs are going to be incredible. I love the way you wove the sweet fabrics on the chair. I must say I love Gloria's idea of doing a checkerboard top...maybe with fabric in every other square. You could even make stuffed fabric checkers! Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will be beautiful. Have a wonderful week! Terri

  5. How about the painted distressed top decoupaged with coordinating paper of fabric? Then when the chairs get pulled out, it is a lovely surprise! I like the checkerboard idea, I just think that if it were done in coordinating colors it would be extra special...
    What a fabulous set, I have a similar one that I am trying to come up with an idea for. I enlarged your picture and studied it very closely!

  6. Well, I just like the idea of a clear piece of lucite. I think too much going on with table would take away from the chairs. Just my two cents! It'll look great no matter what you do, I'm sure! :-)


  7. The mall? I cannot remember the last time I went to the mall....does not sound like fun, Jana. I would go with the lucite....that way you can see those darling little chairs. I like the checkerboard idea too, but I think the rustic iron is begging for an "airy feeling!"

  8. Hi! I believe my choice would be the lucite - it probably originally came with heavy glass - I'm sure that would be very expensive. Light and airy is my idea. Whatever you decide, we know it will be great...

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)


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