But I am willing to try anything. Actually, I do glue things onto furniture but it isn’t small bits of flowers or other things like that, I prefer more graphic things like sheet music or maps…..or knitting patterns!!
This side table has been kicking around my shop for a few years. I can’t sell it. It has been painted a few colours and distressed with the hopes of catching somebodies eye….but unfortunately no takers! Its most recent colour is French Linen. Lovely colour.
I am always searching for interesting unusual bits of history–and then I found these! Knitting patterns from 1974 Poland. So fun. I love everything about them.
And then a lightbulb went off in my head….what if I decoupaged the pattern photo in the frame of the side table? I am not losing anything by trying…..
The blue heading is on one side and the yellowish is on the other.
And then I took inspiration from the patterned cardigan- which I am sure my Nana knit me one similar when I was a kid.
I have a few stencil patterns that I have been wanting to try- so I started with the largest one int the middle–kind of an argyllsh knitting sort of look to it…..perhaps. I used the colour Graphite to compliment the image.
Then I taped off some borders- much like the look of the sweater.
And then I just kept stencilling until it resembled the style of the sweater in the picture.
I thought it could use a bit of Graphite
So this is where I am now. It isn’t finished but it should be this week. I am still playing with it to see what I come up with. I do know this isn’t style isn’t for everyone….and that is OK–sometime an odd or quirky piece added to a room can really bring out the personality of the people living there.
Which is ultimately my goal. I want my house to reflect me and my family–not be a carbon copy of my neighbours!!