🙂 Beautiful stained glass tops raise these simple tables to super-special. 🙂
Lots of fun cutting glass for my bedside tables! The blue one was first & it was zip, zip, & both cuts were done & it fit pretty good [about 1/16″ from the wood] — ooh, it is absolutely gorgeous!
A couple days later, my ‘carpenter’ [room-mate who’s learning woodwork as a hobby] had the second frame ready. And, gee, look at that — the red piece almost fits exactly on three of the sides! Almost–maybe 1/32″ too big–way too close for me to cut off.
But no matter which way I placed the glass, I was going to have to cut through a little flaw — great potential for disaster. So I nervously measured the 4th side [like 6 times!] & even more nervously, lined up the ruler for the cut.
Wouldn’t you know it — when I tried to place the glass in the slot, it was just too tight! I hadn’t left any ‘fudge-room’ when I measured & now had a 2nd side that was about 1/32″ too big! Double eek!
So I grind the glass a little & the carpenter sands a little — until finally it fits. Okay, another lesson learned.
The tables are super-perfect! My specs raised them from the normally low ‘night table’ to about 3 ft. — so the glass table tops are up beside my elbow when I’m sitting in bed. Super-perfect!
Inspired by the neat bedside & with the closet shelf finally wiped of piles of clean clothes [now in laundry baskets under the bed], I organized that with lots of decorative storage boxes. [Yeah, some of them contain ‘filing’ but I’ll get to it someday . . .]
My next project is a leaded came window panel through a course at Glass-Smith & Co., here in Victoria on Monday & Wednesday. This will be lots of fun — my creativity radar is buzzing.
Creating is so exciting — the design process is fun but can be tedious making picky, little revisions. Finally, though, I’m pretty sure it’ll work & I’m happy with the look. Now, the excitement starts to rise.
Actually constructing a project from the design can be a challenge & changes may have to happen. But once the project is completed, I get to experience the exciting pride of having made something beautiful. And that provides even more incentive to finish the next project — like the rest of my headboard.