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A Bedroom "Sweet" Story

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Project by Matthew T. Smith posted 12-03-2009 12:02 AM 1823 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my mother Patricia was a young navy wife she decided to branch out a bit and use her creative talents by making some tiles. She painted and glazed nine tiles that were fired thanks to the use of a friend’s kiln. Some 50 years later Patricia commissioned me to incorporate the tiles into furniture for her North Carolina mountain house guest room.

The tiles are individually showcased, each tile with a single bead wrap and a wider beveled frame. A pickling stain was applied to the white oak that compliments the light color of the tiles. The styling of the pieces is simple and clean so as to give the tiles the stage-the main event.

-- Matthew, North Carolina, www.woodleafstudios.com





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 12-03-2009 01:01 AM

beautiful tiles
beautiful furniture .. and the tiles are highlighted perfectly!!
well done “team” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 12-03-2009 01:55 AM

beautiful project … sure she is enjoying your hard work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 02:59 AM

Beautiful table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 06:10 PM

great project and story. I love the fact that that much time went by and then was incorporated into a project. To many time we look and throw away something that has history. Great job.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 06:24 PM

Very nice. A multiple media/generation project.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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