Monday, April 20, 2015

DIY Vintage Coffee Table


Love vintage? It's certainly a popular look these days, whether it's in fashion or interior design. 

What's great about vintage is that it opens up endless opportunities for repurposing and upcycling old items. As DIY projects, they prove to be cheap.

Floral patterns abound in the vintage style. With only a roll of scrapbook or giftwrapping paper -- among which there are plenty of floral designs to choose from -- you can turn any wooden furniture in your home into a vintage piece.

Learn how you can do this to an old, boring coffee table with these instructions from Grungy Galz. It's super easy and super cheap -- all you'll need are the following.


MATERIALS:

- scrapbook or giftwrapping paper
- scissors or box cutter
- collage pauge
- sponge brush
- 120-grit sandpaper

PROCEDURE:

- If you're repurposing an old table, sand it down and brush or wipe it clean.

- Ready your scrapbook paper (or giftwrapping paper) from the crafts store. Measure the surface of your coffee table and cut the roll of scrapbook paper to match its dimensions. You can also cut out a number of small pieces enough to cover the table with.

- Apply pauge on the table using a sponge brush. Avoid applying too much, as this may cause the scrapbooking paper to wrinkle. Lay out the scrapbooking paper on the pauge, making sure that it's smooth and even from end to end.

- Once you've covered the surface of the table, start applying pauge over the scrapbook paper itself.

- Wait until the pauge on top and underneath is dry. Then, sand down the scrapbooking paper with 120-grit sandpaper for that old, weathered look.

- Optional: you can brush over your table with varnish, lacquer, or another clear coating of your choice to preserve your creation.


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