Particle Board Table Makeover
I'm sure many of you have seen people using strainers to do paint projects online lately. It's the new big thing. I thought I'd give it a try & boy is it fun & easy. It gives a fun look & it comes out so pretty. You can use tons of paint colors, complementary or mix of a ton of crazy stuff & just go for it. Since this table is particle board & would suck up paint, I knew I'd need to use plenty to cover it. You also need to use Liquitex Flow Aid, so it will run well over your surface. After I was done, I coated it with resin.
Here is the bare table, I found at Goodwill for $3.99!
I placed it on a tarp since this is going to get messy.
I used plain acrylic paint, in black for the legs.
The legs are all done & drying.
Back onto the tarp for phase 2.
Here is my mountain of paint ready to pour into my strainer. I found 2 great strainers at Goodwill as well- one was a traditional strainer. The other is actually a juicer- which works great for smaller projects & the catch cup- you see here, is the perfect pour cup!
Liquitex Flow Aid- the essential element to making this project work well.
Place your strainer & pour that glorious mountain of paint, let it flow out the holes.
Then you will need to rock your table back & forth to get the paint to the edges how you want it. You can use a hot air gun or blow dryer to move the paint how you want, a spreader or just let it do it's thing all you want. This part is totally up to the artist in you.
Here is my finished project after I've let it dry for 24 hours & put a coat of clear resin on it & let that cure for 24 hours. I think it came out amazing.
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Published August 21st, 2018 8:52 PM
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