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Oct 14, 2010

The second table

This table is based on the Snape's desk you can see in the movies. I liked the idea of having a round table instead of the typical desk and bought this table a few years ago - probably it was in SP Miniatures' but I can't remember it well now.;)

I liked the shape of this table, it's size and the legs.:) First I painted it with brown acrylic paint and put a kind of tablecloth on the top of the table. It stood like this all these years.;)

And lately I thought I would paint it in a different way. I remember reading on Ira's blog (where are you girl, anyway??) she used the glass paint to cover the floor and furniture in her Poe's house and I wanted to give it a try.:)So I ripped the tablecloth, polished the top and painted the whole table with the brown glass paint. And the table looks like this now.



I really like the result.:)Love "the high gloss" table and I think it could suit to Snape well.;D After all it is his desk. ;)
One thing you have to remember when using the glass paints - they dry for a long time - in my case the drying time was around 3 days - so you have to put your freshly painted things far away from the dust if you want to have smooth gloss on them.:)

Stół-biurko oczywiscie jest zainspirowany filmem. Jakos tak spodobał mi się pomysł okrągłego stołu jako biurka i dobrych parę lat temu kupiłam spory owalny stół, chyba w SP Miniatures, ale już nie pamiętam czy to było akurat tam. ;) W pierwszym odruchu pomalowałam go brązową farbą akrylową, do której w tym samym odcieniu dobrałam ... łatkę, która robiła za cos a'la obrus lub podkładkę. Stół sobie tak stał te parę lat w pudełku, aż w końcu nadszedł czas, by wyjąć go i albo wstawić tak jak jest do gabinetu, albo zastanowić się co z nim dalej zrobić. I wtedy przypomniało mi się, że kiedys Ira na swoim blogu pisała o malowaniu podłogi i mebli w domu Poego farbą do szklanych powierzchni. Pomyslałam sobie, że taki stół-biurko na wysoki połysk pasowałby do Severusa i postanowiłam spróbować. Zdarłam "obrus" i przeszlifowałam powierzchnię blatu papierem sciernym, a potem cały stół pomalowałam brązową farbą do szkła. Efekt jest jak dla mnie po prostu swietny! Malując farbami do szkła musicie pamiętać, że bardzo długo schną i jesli chcecie uzyskać efekt gładkiej i równej lsniącej powierzchni, to musicie swieżo pomalowany przedmiot ustawić z daleka od kurzu, który mógłby się do niego przykleić. Mój stół schnął około 3 dni....:)

30 comments:

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

I love the table, it has a fantastic gloss finish, perfect for Snape! I really like the school books youve made on the left hand side, like they are all set to be marked! Brilliant job! Kate xxx

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Kate! As for the school books I completely forgot there are no school books in Hogwarts and there should be scrolls with homeworks instead...;)

Ascension said...

Me encanta el cambio, es perfecta para Snape.
Has hecho un trabajo fantastico, me encanta el brillo que has conseguido.
Muchas gracias por las instrucciones y los consejos.
besitos ascension

The Old Maid said...

Muchas gracias Ascension! I am so happy you like it! :D

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

I think the books are great, its fun to have your own version of things too so keep the books !! Kate xxx

Norma said...

It looks much more suitable after your 'renovation' :) And thanks for the advice re the drying time and dust free environment re the glass paint.

The Old Maid said...

Kate, don't worry, I am keeping them :)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Norma! You're very much welcome!:)

Eva said...

I love oval tables too...and the black color gives character :)

BiWuBär said...

Thank you for this interesting tip and the fotos - I would never have had the idea of using glass paint for painting furniture. The glossy look is great.

Greetings
Birgit

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Very nice table Eva. The finish came out great!

Victoria ♥

Looking Glass Miniatures said...

Love the desk and the new paint job looks great. I love all the little items on the desk did you make them all? Jenn

Sans! said...

Its good to see you making again, Ewa :):). I have always enjoyed your table setting! Thanks for sharing the tip on glass paints :):)

Mari@ said...

Un lavoro bellissimo! Wonderful your table and thank you for your suggestions

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Eva! Actually it is dark brown ;)

The Old Maid said...

Brigit - do try it one day! Glad you like it too :)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Victoria! Happy you like it!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Jenn! Not everything is made by me:) The papers with the key, brown ghost book and big scroll are made by Erikca Van Horn, the rest is made by me:)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Sans! I am posting more often this week because I took some free time from my company. But my "holidays" are over already so again I might post sporadically I am affraid ;)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Mari@! Glad you like it :)

Patricia Cabrera said...

Eva, you always comes up with great ideas!!! The table is great!smiles~

Minnie Kitchen said...

the table looks so nice! love the color :)

Fiver said...

Ewa, this is fabulous. What a difference, I like the new look for the table. And of course I just love all the little goodies on top of it.

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Patricia!I am so glad you like it :D

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Kristy! I am so happy you like it too! :D

miniaturista said...

Te ha quedado una mesa fantástica.
Abrazos
Maite

The Old Maid said...

Muchas gracias Maite!

Glenda said...

Ewa, I love the way you change furniture!! I never would have thought of glass paint - it looks very effective for Snape - scary black!!
The books look good on the table - they have plenty of books in the Hogwarts library, so here they are perfect too. The pile looks great!

I'm glad I caught up with this post, I don't know how I missed it :)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Glenda! Missed your comment, really:)

Daydreamer said...

Hi Ewa! I, too, love the new look of your table! It always amazes me how much difference the color choice can make in the appearance of furniture! The glossy dark effect is perfect for Snape! I prefer the darker wood colors, myself.... it gives it such a moody, old feeling! I like the shape of the table as well! I can't wait to see it in Snape's office!

I, too, meant to comment sooner.... but I read your post while I was at work and couldn't comment then and then I forgot that I Didn't comment! lol!