Monday, April 5, 2010


This is my little table that I have been working on. I've had it for several years, just haven't got around to doing anything with it. I had planned on painting roses on it, but decided that would take too long. So after I primed and painted it I thought about decoupage. I have some beautiful rose wall paper and added it to my table. Then I used gel stain to give it that shabby look. Also added some sealer to the top to make sure the paper would not come off. I love the way it turned out. Down below is what it used to look like.

The light is making it look too white. The two pics above is the color. And here is the start of the project. It was looking pretty sad. But I had high hopes for it.

I wanted to show you my pine tree in my front yard. I planted wisteria vines all around it about seven years ago and this is what it has turned into. I posted pictures of it last year, but I just have to show it every year. The people driving down the street stop and want to know what kind of tree it is or the take pictures. It really is breath taking right now. But the petals have already started falling and they won't last much longer. The sweet fragrance is wonderful and it comes into my living room when the wind is blowing. I love this vine. I also have a Lady Banks vine in the back yard. It has been blooming little yellow flowers. It is not as healthy as my wisteria. But after I get my new fence up in the back yard I'm going to start feeding her. Then she will really start growing.

Hope you enjoyed my pics. Come back soon and spend some time with me.

Hugs, Pat


Rose H (UK) said...

You've made a lovely job of your table - what a transformation! Your wisteria is stunning.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful treasures and I have not seen wisteria that beauiful!! Thanks for sharing!


Dragonlady said...

The Wisteria is "Breath Takingly Beautiful"....thanks for sharing..

Debby said...

WOW!!! The table is gorgeous and that wisteria, oh my, stunning.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your tilt top table turned out fabulous! And that "wisteria tree" is cool!

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Oh my goodness! That tree is just stunning! Love your little table too.

Warmest regards,

Charlene said...

Oh you know how I LOVE that tree. I remember it from last year!!!! That smell was divine. GRAPE KOOLAID! HUGS! Charlene

Patti's Artful Design said...

That table is just beautiful, and your wisteria.....well, the only word I could come up with that suited it was....majestic! Thank you for stopping by my blog, Pat. It was so good to hear from you. So good to know that you are doing well and creating such beautiful art!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat,
Oh your table is so pretty!
Your wisteria is just gorgeous..a beautiful shawl for the pine tree~~lol!
Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on 'The Gown". I am trying to catch up on my blogging. I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave such a sweet comment...

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Alisa said...

Oh my word Pat! That Wisteria! Gorgeous! And your little table is so pretty too! said...

I have NEVER seen a wisteria bloom like that! You've got a touch friend. And the table is just perfect. I'm glad you didn't paint the roses, this was much better! Are you selling it in Cleborne? Lisa

FredaB said...

Pat you did a great job on your table. I love the tilt top ones.

That wisteria amazing. Who would think to grow it around a tree. I bet it is a eye stopper when people drive down your street.



Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Pat ~
That is just gorgeous !! Oh my gosh !

Maggie R said...

when I looked at the tree I wondered how you got wisteria to look like that.... well what an idea and look at it now..... just breath taking for sure!The blossoms are gorgeous..

The Rustic Victorian said...

The table and wisteria are beautiful.