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My First Try

Postby CdnChelsea » Jul 09, 2012 10:58 am


Being creative with a need to make "stuff", I decided to make a patio table. After talking with my dh, he kept a keen eye out on his travels for any cast-off table bases being thrown out. Usually on garbage day, there is some interesting junk people throw away including patio table bases 'cause the glass top broke.

My dh found a great patio table base that could seat eight people. It's quite a big table. I was hoping for a cast iron one, but this one will do. Then my dh made the wooden top for the tiles to sit on.
It took me hours to figure out a pattern. It isn't perfect, but I like it:

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A friend gave me the white glass tiles and the green ones are from a Habitat for Humanity store.
The only costs were for the plywood base, glue, grout and sealer.




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Re: My First Try

Postby Grannygardener » Jul 09, 2012 11:56 am

This is beautiful. You're so creative and you'll never see another one like it anywhere. Edie
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Re: My First Try

Postby B_BQ » Jul 09, 2012 12:03 pm

Wow! I really like it. The colours are gorgeous.
Congratulations.
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Re: My First Try

Postby CdnChelsea » Jul 09, 2012 4:33 pm


Thank you Grannygardener and BBQ for the compliments. I'm itching to make another one but my husband just rolls his eyes at me. :roll:
We really don't need another one.

On to another project...... :lol:
What it is going to be, I don't know.

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Re: My First Try

Postby Grannygardener » Jul 09, 2012 5:22 pm

Let him roll his eyes as you make them and sell them like hotcakes. What a great way to indulge your other passions. Edie
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Re: My First Try

Postby kelly_m » Jul 09, 2012 5:51 pm

Awesome!!! absolutely awesome!!!!

BTW...how's the new job going?
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Re: My First Try

Postby CdnChelsea » Jul 09, 2012 8:08 pm

kelly_m wrote:Awesome!!! absolutely awesome!!!!

BTW...how's the new job going?


The gardening job?
Well... :oops: Unfortunately, it didn't work out. I'm too old to work outside for 8 hours in the hot sun all day. Plus my knees were killing me when I was on them most of the day. It was interesting though! It was my decision to leave the job.
For a while afterwards, I was really devastated I couldn't do it but like the old saying goes "when one door closes, a window opens".
With that saying in my head and a whole lot of positive thinking on my part, a great opportunity came up.
A few years ago, I had the perfect job for me with a large corporation but sad to say they closed down the department I worked in. Before I left, I did tell them if they ever decided to open up again I would be delighted to work for them.

To my surprise, they called me a few weeks ago and asked me if I would like to come back to my old job! Woohoo! *doin' the happy dance* Of course I said yes. I start this weekend coming.


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Re: My First Try

Postby CdnChelsea » Jul 09, 2012 8:15 pm

Grannygardener wrote:Let him roll his eyes as you make them and sell them like hotcakes.
Edie


That's exactly what some of my friends said when they saw it.

Hmmm....

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Re: My First Try

Postby Mygrandmeresgarden » Jul 11, 2012 12:43 am

Wow! Absolutely beautiful! What do you mean it's not perfect? I find nothing wrong with it what so ever. Wow wow wow is all I can say.

Wow 8)
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Re: My First Try

Postby OGrubber » Jul 11, 2012 9:12 am

That's just beautiful, CC!
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