Turn an Ordinary Coffee Table Into a Statement Piece

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We are trying to decorate our living room on a budget so instead of buying new furniture I am trying to paint, upcycle and create a beautiful furniture pieces without spending a fortune. I was after a nice statement piece for our living room but did not have the budget for it, so I tried a new technique, which meant I would get my 'statement piece' but without the hefty prize tag.. Here is what I did..
I had this sturdy and plain coffee table, which was perfect but didn't match anything in the room.. I wanted a nice white table and ended up trying out a 'marbling technique' using paint
I used a variety of techniques to try and create a marble look, I did get carried away a little and made a table top that resembled an abstract art piece rather than marble.  I added some silver leaf around the edges.
To get the lovely glass look on the table top, I used the resin (see blog post & your instructions on how to mix and use resin as instructions for different products vary)
I poured the resin and distributed it evenly around the table top using a spreader (old card is fine too). to avoid dripping I kept wiping the sides (as the resin was dripping before it set) and  rubbed it around the edges. 
I then covered the area (so no dust gets to it) and let it dry (time will be in the resin instruction I left mine for 24 hours)
Once dried the table has a nice and glass like finish!
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  • Ruth
    on Mar 3, 2019

    How do you keep the resin from dripping off the edges?

    Stunning 👏👏

    • Jaynie
      on Mar 3, 2019

      A hair dryer works well to remove bubbles in the resin—- warm-low setting.

  • Elizabeth
    on Mar 4, 2019

    Beautiful table! Looks very expensive. My question in did you do something with the legs? They seem to have a design on them.

    Thanks for sharing this great post ;)

  • Olive harte
    on Mar 4, 2019

    how do I put a stain resistant finish on the table top? What paint/varnish/ sealer would I use

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