Monday, September 14, 2015

DIY Light Table

I will be house and pet sitting again this week and next, at the same place that we have been before. Remember . . . the house with a huge sewing studio!    Pet sitting for the birds, the cat and the little dog, Maya, who sits at the door of the studio and waits for me to go downstairs.

The last time I was there, I took some pictures of my friend's light table.  I forgot to post them, and thought some of you might like to see it!  The light table sits in the yarn section of her studio:

She loves the Latin flare and Toucans, so her studio is very colorful! I hope you can get the idea for the table and maybe build your own, if you have the room for it!  (This is not meant to be a tutorial, just something to inspire your own creativity!)

The light tables covers the top of a normal wood table, which my friend has covered with a Mexican blanket to match her decor!

The table itself is handmade, just a frame that holds the glass top and some risers to hold it up.

Underneath the glass sit two florescent light fixtures.

Here is a top down view.  You can see that she has a light above too.  She keeps tape rolls under the glass for handy use in securing her paper--she reproduces her own rug hooking patterns for sale.  Of course, those of you who use a light table for photos, you could get a frosted, less transparent glass top.

Hope this helps those of you who need a light table!!


Duni said...

The light table is great! I wish I had that much space! Did you follow the cute doggie down the stairs?

Unknown said...

wow! here's another item on my studio wish list. lol

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Ooooh, I love that! I don't do a ton of tracing day-to-day, but occasionally I need to draw a floor plan for a client and it's annoying to put it on what is essentially tissue paper.

Natashalh said...

Wow - look at all that yarn! And I love the purple Mexican blanket. I have to admit we had this wood sculpture thing of a parrot and a toucan. I recently banished it to storage, but then I bought him this parrot lamp to make up for it! It's a little silly, but life should be right, right?
Speaking of which, I hope you enjoy pet sitting!

SarahBeth said...

That's an easy solution to be sure... I don't really need a light table now, but did when I was painting, and rigged up something similar with a glass topped table.
OK, floofy tail alert!! That pup is the cutest! I think you make suggestions for them to go out of town so you can spend time in that fabulous sewing room!! haha!

Memories for Life said...

Have fun house and pet sitting :) I love her brightly decorated studio!

Splendid Little Stars said...

wow! very creative! and what a great studio!