I think it's a sofa table or maybe an aquarium table. Whatever it is, I've decided to use it in my dining room.
I knew right away that I would paint it black, obviously, since I seem to paint everything black. Once I painted it, I moved it back inside so I could live with it for awhile and see what else it needed. It's a 90's table and you can totally tell by the rounded edges. After I dressed it in black, it looked like an 80's table.. gross! I thought about it and thought about it and decided that I needed to decoupage something on the top. What though?? I didn't want seams from individual scrapbook papers. Maybe wrapping paper? I went to Hobby Lobby to get some French-y accessories to go with a French-y framed print that I was planning to sit on top. I found some awesome plates (one harlequin!) for 5 buckaroos and then I went back to the wrapping section to see what kind of wrapping papers they had and holy moly.... they had harlequin wrapping paper too!!!
I brought my goodies home and got to work. First, I measured and cut the sheet of wrapping paper I needed. Next, I used this method to decoupage. One thing I learned from trying to do such a large sheet of paper is that I should have asked Charles for help. I was never able to get the paper centered on the table and I had a couple of rips. You can't really tell that the paper isn't centered with stuff sitting on it and the rips kind of add to the look I was going for. This thing also had at least 100 air bubbles! I'm not kidding. I ended up taking a pin and poking holes in the black diamonds to release the air.
Once the paper dried, I put 2 coats of Mod Podge on and then sanded the top a little. Next, I added some strong instant coffee to a little Polycrylic and brushed that on to age the paper.
My last step was to add a drawer pull on the front to kind of bling it out a little. I wanted to do three pulls, Charles said it wouldn't look right with three because there aren't any drawers, but he doesn't like the table anyway so I don't really care what he says about it. :-) I'll be adding two more pulls this week.
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Make it Yours Day @ My Backyard Eden
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
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Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
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Furniture Feature Friday @ Mustard Seed Creations
Frugalicious Friday@ Finding Fabulous
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
Whatever Goes Weds @ Someday Crafts
Hooking up With HOH @ House of Hepworths
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