Lisa Battisti
Lisa Battisti
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  • Johns Island, SC

Curbside Tables Make Great Test Projects.

3 Materials
2 Weeks

I went for a walk in the neighborhood and saw this coffee table and end table. I asked hubby if he would get it for me as it was so heavy. He said no. But that night when he got home from work, he had driven by at 6am and got them. Yeahhh!!

curbside tables make great test projects

This was the lower shelf that we took off. This thing weighs a ton!

curbside tables make great test projects

Started stripping it down. Now remember, I was only using these pieces for practice. I wanted to try Unicorn Spit and I also wanted to try Epoxy. You will see that I didn't even paint the legs on either piece. It had such a heavy gloss coat on it, so I left it alone.

Stripping Gel link below

curbside tables make great test projects

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Yes and I got him to do some sanding 😊

curbside tables make great test projects

So I totally messed with colors. There is no rhyme or reason that I picked these colors, I don't usually use Red and orange. But I wanted to try a many spit colors as possible. I went with the wood grain. Then I put the suran wrap on it and smushed it. So the guys in the neighborhood l I be the color. The

curbside tables make great test projects

Unicorn Spit paint link above.

curbside tables make great test projects

I ended up putting on a black coat of chalk paint on the top. Then I used Epoxy mixed with the paint for the different color blue background. Waited for it to dry. Then painted the turtle and the foliage. Then another layer of clear Epoxy. Link for Epoxy below.

curbside tables make great test projects

That turtle head was so difficult for me. It kept looking like a frog.

curbside tables make great test projects

So we are going to put in a stone patio in our front yard and this table will go out there. It was free. It just cost me the paint and my time.

curbside tables make great test projects

This sits on out front porch. I just can't wait for a larger patio.

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2 questions
  • Jjqq
    on Sep 14, 2019

    How did you keep the epoxy from running off the edge of the table? Does it have a rim? Nice artwork!

  • Mernie
    on Sep 14, 2019

    Love the look. My question is about the leaf print on your chairs. Did you stencil them or are the leaves part of the fabric?

    • Lisa Battisti
      on Sep 16, 2019

      It's on the fabric. I got the cushions at Lowe's.....reduced price of course.

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  • Ida9464
    on Sep 15, 2019

    Do you have ANY idea how cool your turtle is? It’s almost slightly 3D! Very cool. Drag it inside. Tfs

  • DBCervi
    on Sep 26, 2019

    You done an awesome job on these tables. I definitely am inspired to update my patio tables. Love them.

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