Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Vintage family picture table project!

One of my very favorite "family history" projects of all time is this vintage picture table! Pictures, especially vintage pictures that evoke tender feelings of family long gone are meant to be displayed! When my sister found a 1970's round table at a garage sale for just $35...I knew just what to do! Nellie's oldest daughter, my Aunt Helen, an avid supporter of the cottage renovation, had a treasure trove of old family pictures beginning back in the late 1930's when Nellie's & Albert bought the family property. I scanned in the original photos and printed these just as they were...no editing the colors! My son Aaron & wife Janene had the creative job of arranging the photos with Nellie & Albert being in the center. After mom (aka me) approved and tweaked a few, the photos were then adhered to the table with regular photo adhesive. 
I had a round glass top cut (fairly expensive at $85) to finish the project. To make the chairs more "cottage-y" these skirts were constructed and added to the chairs with a staple gun. 

This poor table has been moved back and forth through that doorway more times than I can count...and trust me, it is not an easy feat, especially with that glass top! 

Oh the treats that have graced this table top from showers, parties, and retreats! Round tables are the bomb...I highly recommend one:)

This table has never ceased to delight me with fond memories of those I love. Just tonight our 2 year old granddaughter Madeline asked over and over "whose that?" What a sweet moment to answer her questions. 

Of course Madeline doesn't yet understand who these people are, but someday I hope to help her understand the wonderful heritage she has beginning with Nellie & Albert...my grandparents who inspired a retreat venue created from their home...Nellie's Cottage!

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