Table scape

John got me this table from an old job. It was a cast-off set dressing piece that was headed for
the trash. He knew I would like something like this if only for the possibilities. It's been sitting in my living room for almost three years untouched. I usually just throw a tapestry over it. 

But now I'm waiting for escrow to close before I can do anything to my new/old house and I'm bored! So I took it to the barn for a redo.

I have lots of ideas including rosemaling, decoupaging (again!), and tiling. The rosemaling was actually going to involve decoupaging and the decoupaging was going to include Ukrainian folk art. I have a Cost Plus World Market vibe goin' in my living room, so those seemed to fit in.

Any ideas? I could use some. Here it is after I sanded the crap out of it and applied a thin coat of primer:
Please help! I've been staring at it for three years and could use some fresh perspective!

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Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Freebies are the best! I love the scrolly iron base. Rosemaling is beautiful! Never heard of it before so I looked it up! ha!

If it were mine, it would probably end up with a mosaic top.

Don't forget to show us what you do with it!


Allison Shops said...

That base is great! I'm partial to the Ukrainian designs (they've always fascinated me) but tile or decoupage would be easier.

Be sure to drop by AtticMag this week to see a tour of my home.

Deborah Graff said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with! I know it will be fabulous. Maybe we should go on a color/design fact-finding mission to Cost Plus and elsewhere.