...is what I used for this...
I kinda like how it turned out.
I knew I wanted to Mod Podge something on the top of the table,
I just wasn't sure what.
I decided on using some hymn pages from an old hymnal.
A few years ago, an antique store had a clearance section of old books.
I snatched up quite a few hymn books for projects.
I pulled out pages with titles that ministered to me.
I arranged them first and then put a small piece of frog tape on so they would stay together.
(You could also use sticky tack underneath, I just didn't have any)
I thought there would be less of a chance of the paper ripping
when I took the tape off if I used the Frog Tape.
I made a crease all around the table except for the straight edge.
Then I carefully flipped the whole thing together and cut along the inside of the creased line,
and then put it back on top of the table.
I applied Mod Podge on the table a bit at a time starting at one end,
and immediately putting the sheets on.
(It was hard to take pictures doing this part)
Then I very carefully took the tape off and applied Mod Podge several times to the entire top.
A small amount of the ink came off when the tape came off but it actually adds to the vintage look.
There were a couple of air pockets but they eventually worked themselves out.
(That's why you have to do a bit at a time! It dries pretty quick.)
Give it a few coats to glue it and seal it.
Beautiful titles to some old hymns.
I painted the piece of the table where the lace is black, but it just didn't look right.
Then I thought about gluing some flat lace on top.
I have to say it adds a nice vintage touch.
Paint, Lace, and Old Hymn Pages
The table is sealed with clear wax with touches of dark wax for the distressed look.
I made my own chalk paint from Lowe's Olympic ICON,
and the colour of the paint is Brandied Pears.
If you're looking how to make your own chalk paint,
check the video below.
The recipe I use is: 3 tablespoons plaster of paris mixed with two tablespoons of warm water.
Stir the mixture well into one cup of latex paint of your colour choosing.
Before and After
I'm working on a little vignette for the table.
But that's for another post.
Have a great day!
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