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My Dazzle Table

Postby Elevena » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:40 am

I have been so impressed with the many talents of people who post on this board, be it with photography or music or animation or videos--wow!! What a talented group of people hang around here!!

I don't know if this is a "talent" but I wanted to share something I've been up to. I make mosaic table tops. I know it doesn't sound very exciting, but it's what I enjoy doing and is one of my artistic outlets. After the OMD concert in Los Angeles, I was inspired to make a table inspired by the Dazzleships album cover. NOTE: Inspired by--I'm not trying to make a copy, just something that would give me the "dazzle" feeling. Since I spend most of my time as a "domestic goddess" I don't have the ability to spend huge chunks of time on the project and so I've been chipping away little by little, and now it's to a point where I have something to show for my efforts. I've been keeping a blog for my own records and if you want to follow along and see the progress, I'll post a link here when I get a new update.
The Dazzle Blog:
http://oklaurak.typepad.com/blog/
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby summermuse » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:33 am

It's coming along nicely! :D
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby Sensoria » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:15 am

Oooh I can't wait to see how this turns out. I can't believe you were on Crafters Coast to Coast!!!!! I love that show! :D :D :D

I really like your black and white table they showed on camera. Really nice!
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby Elevena » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:57 pm

Sensoria wrote:Oooh I can't wait to see how this turns out. I can't believe you were on Crafters Coast to Coast!!!!! I love that show! :D :D :D

I really like your black and white table they showed on camera. Really nice!


Yeah, the show was fun. I answered an add on Craigslist just for the hell of it, not thinking that anything would come of it, and what do you know? The next thing I know I'm on TV! Since it was only 7 1/2 minutes, I still have some credits in my fame bank :lol: . Do they still have that show on? I don't have cable anymore and haven't kept track. I used to get a little flurry of emails every time my episode got rebroadcast asking for hints and advice. I dutifully would answer the e-mails and ask the people to let me know when they finished their project. No one ever wrote me back :(.

I probably won't have a chance to work on it more until Thursday, but I should have all the tiles set by the weekend. THEN I get to refinish the table! I'm thinking of keeping the frame on top a natural color and then painting the legs and other parts black. I thought of staining the frame a darker color, more walnut, also. Right now it's natural maple color and I'm wondering if a darker color will pop the tile colors a little more...hmmm...I wonder what I'll do??
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby JunoJockey » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:54 pm

Looking good Elevena 8)

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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby skippy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:38 pm

Elevena- the table is looking great - keep us informed when you finish it or post a picture...

Good for you for getting some 'me' time back :D
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby Mark » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:21 am

Great Job, though will you be able to see it at the end. It being camouflage and all that!!!!
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby Elevena » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:03 am

:lol: Mark, I'll be able to see there's a table there, but I won't be able to tell exactly how many there are, how big it is or which direction it's headed! :lol:
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby Mark » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:22 pm

Elevena wrote::lol: Mark, I'll be able to see there's a table there, but I won't be able to tell exactly how many there are, how big it is or which direction it's headed! :lol:


Hmmm, you’re going to be banging into it all the time, or missing the table when you put a glass down. Maybe you haven’t thought this all the way through? :lol:
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby SynthPop2011 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:41 pm

a very cool idea indeed , elevena ! 8)

good luck with finishing it ! :)
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby Elevena » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:06 am

Here's how far I've gotten at the end of Sunday. I was cocky and thought I'd have all the tiles set by the end of the weekend, but was gravely mistaken. So, perhaps I'll have the tiles set by NEXT weekend! :D
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby Mark » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:28 pm

Looking good!!!
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby Elevena » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:33 am

Thanks, Mark. I hope to get some time to work on it tomorrow--I can't wait to see what it will look like!! :D
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby Elevena » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:56 pm

I got another couple of hours to work on it today. Here's what we've got so far:
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Re: My Dazzle Table

Postby summermuse » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:01 am

Very cool!
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