Wednesday, June 13, 2007
cafe et vin
my friend linda was getting rid of this table base and offered it to me. i knew that i needed a café et vin table in the pink room...so the little gears started working. i made a pattern for the tabletop and the inner base which keeps it from sliding off of the metal table. i cut them out of plywood and screwed them together. then, the smashing began.
i had thrifted these plates, specifically for this table. it broke my heart to break the blackish floral illustration plate, but its design will be translated into another form of art that i am saving up for. i love my concrete floor. i can work like this and it gives it patina and character. yeah for concrete, yeah for patina and character from a hammer! i prefer to listen to fiona apple while smashing.
this is a shot of part of the mosaicwork before grouting. i really love doing mosaics and smashing stuff.
the finished table turned out great. i saved the edge pieces to make an uneven scallopy edge around the table and i really like it. (and yes, that wall is really THAT pink!) i love my jigsaw so much that i could marry it. hmmm...mrs. jigsaw, it has a nice ring, but i still think mrs. bacon sounds even better.