Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mother West Wind Table and Chairs Reveal

I wrote a whole post dedicated to Mother West Wind after our house fire. That Christmas, KB gave me a frame, filled with the soft leaf-like covers and pictures of my Mom and Gram. I cried. More tears in a year of tears. It was very sweet but the frame didn't show off the book covers very well. I decided to combine our water damaged kiddie table with our water/fire damaged book covers.

This is our kiddie play table that we've had since Miss R. was 5, a Christmas gift from Grandpa and Grandpa N! You can see the origianl brown legs. The top was water damaged from the fire. We sanded it and put sealant on it. Then we spray-painted it black. Spray paint is my new fav craft item ; )

I'd made color copies of the book jackets. They were pretty beat up, with water marks, burn marks and age- some of them are almost 80 years old!  I tried to capture as much character in the copies as I could. I came up with a patten and started decoupaging. Oh what fun! I've never really gotten over my love of cutting, coloring and pasting!
I'm on the hunt for more to decoupage!

Here's a close-up of the copies. Love the "60 cents"in pencil on the sleeve.

And here it is. LOVE, love, love it!

And chairs to go with.


Caitilin said...

Cute, cute, cute! :D

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

What, Caitlin actually posts comments? ;-)
Love it, Lisa. Actually I love decoupage and would really like to do more of it.

Redradtech said...

Maybe I can find something like that for Tori and refinish it for her

deanna said...

So fun! I love the table.
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MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

These are awesome! What a neat way to preserve those books into a daily memory.

We had our first day of Memoria Press Jr. K today and I'm excited. :)