Friday, May 2, 2014

UPDATE: Mod Podge a Glass Table Top with Burlap

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I'm very proud of myself today! 

I am a procrastinator. To add to the problem, I lack concentration. I'm too old to change, so I just embrace it.

That's why I'm super happy that I finished my burlap table!  HERE is the original half of the project, where I used mod podge to cover a glass table top with burlap.

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BUT, the edge of the table needed something, a thanks to you guys, I got some great ideas on how to finish that edge.

One of the ideas was to use rope around the edge. So this morning, as I was shopping in my basement, I ran into some Manila Hemp Rope. "Hello there!" I thought. "What Can I Use You for?" . And so began my day...

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It was the perfect rope to put around the edge of the burlap topped table. So, now it's done ~ and it's only been one month since I posted about the table in the first place! This is nothing short of a miracle for me. :)

To illustrate how disorganized I am ~ here is a timeline of the first hour of my day  (and clear picture of my lack of concentration):
  • Drink 1/2 cup coffee
  • Add blog links to several blog parties
  • Go upstairs and gather laundry from 13 year old son's bedroom
  • Re-heat coffee
  • Think about project to start today
  • Look in my closet and take out old hanging lamp
  • Look at the lamp for several minutes, lack any ideas
  • "Shop" in basement, and find rope
  • Have vague realization that I never finished burlap mod podge table
  • Re-heat coffee, again
  • Check emails
  • Realize I forgot to turn laundry on
  • Turn laundry on
  • Feed dog, and wonder why she lies down and groans
  • Realize I already fed dog
  • Clean one sink in double basin bathroom (just one, not the other one)
  • Take out camera and charge battery
  • Realize the rope is exactly what I need to finish table
  • Eat handful of potato chips with cold coffee
  • Go back to basement and get the rope
  • Glue rope to coffee table
Somehow things get done. Sometimes twice, and sometimes late, but they get done!
And the table is done. So I'm feeling pretty industrious!

Now onto that lamp... and the rest of my disjointed, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants day. 

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Please tell me I'm not the only one who lives like this?! Then I can prove to my husband that I'm perfectly normal!

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Susan at said...

You solved it! Awesome! :)

Sum of their Stories said...

Perfectly normal! I thought microwaves were invented specifically for heating up beverages that have gone cold, sometimes I even pop my tea in to warm it up and find last times still in there - stone cold!
I would add, glancing at the clock, good I've got 30 mins, clicking a few interesting projects at link party, leaving a comment or two, glancing at clock again - wowza where did that 35 minutes go - I need to get dressed I should have left for work already!
Btw, your table is lovely, great job!

Unknown said...

Susan - glad to see you! J.

Julia - LOL that's funny about your tea! Glad I'm not alone! Thank you so much for stopping by! Julia

Erlene said...

Omgee I couldn't stop laughing. I'm the exact same way. Sometimes I'm just all over the place and I actually have a post on my blog about how I keep my coffee warm using my candle wax warmer.It always goes cold before I drink it. Thanks for sharing your project on Merry Monday linky party.

Unknown said...

Erlene - I love that you keep your coffee on a candle wax warmer - LOL!


Elizabeth said...

Well!! This just made me laugh, plus gave me a great idea!! Your list of things to do just cracked me up. Isn't that the life of a blogger (or at least I am attempting!!). Plus, this idea of burlap and modge podge is wonderful! I love burlap!! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Glad you got a good idea and a laugh Elizabeth! :-) Julia

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I am the same way! I think I have adult onset ADD! The only way I can stay organized at all is to have a list of what I need to accomplish each day.

Love the rope edging on the table. It finished it off perfectly. Thank you for sharing this and your pretty hanging candle holder at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


Unknown said...

Hi Deborah, yes, that's what it must be: Adult onset ADD. I tried lists - but I lose them! Or tidy them away... (sigh).

:-) Julia

Mindie Hilton said...

Very clever! Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time your table. said...

Very cool! Love the rope edge!

Unknown said...

Mindi, thank you!

The Painted Apron, thank you for stopping by! It seems to finish it nicely!


WriterMom Angela said...

That turned out very cute! Thanks for joining Ladies Only Blog Share!

Unknown said...

Thank you WriterMom Angela! Always glad to join the party!

Unknown said...

Very cool idea! Love how your table turned out. I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

Unknown said...

Lauren - thank you so much! Will see you soon! Julia