Asked on Mar 18, 2017

Feeling proud: Can you believe that this Ugly Duck became a Swan?

by Awi1069098
Glass top Octagon end table with open sides.. I would love any suggestions!!
Thought about turning into dog bed possibly. Would love thoughts

q ugly duck to a swan

Would like suggestions!!!!
  15 answers
  • Connie Connie on Mar 19, 2017
    I have a glass top table that I'm going to top with pallet wood and chalk paint the lower part.

  • Laurie Mack Rios Laurie Mack Rios on Mar 19, 2017
    I had a glass top table and got tired of the glass needing to be cleaned every day. I stippled glass etching paint onto the underside of the glass. It made a huge difference. Try that with some spray paint on the base. It would still be a table, but updated.

  • R.lewis0309 R.lewis0309 on Mar 19, 2017
    Using chalk paint on furniture will give it a whole new life without all the sanding and extra prep. I love chalk paint for giving wood furniture a new life ;-)

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    • Tammy Gill Tammy Gill on Mar 23, 2017
      No, just make sure the wood is clean and dry. Chalk paint is so easy. Then you will need some wax. Then you are finished. I watched some u tube videos. I love the chalk paint and have updated a few pieces of furniture in my home. Easy, fun, and addicting!

  • Sue Elrod Sue Elrod on Mar 20, 2017
    Is there some place on line that I can find directions/suggestions about chalk paint = application,etc I have an old stereo cabinet that we have had for years and listened to lots of good music on it and especially CHRISTmas Music while decorating the tree in our living room and then while CHRISTmas activities happened in that room. That was years ago when kids and grandkids were younger....and Granny was younger. LOL I use it as "piece of furniture' [catch all sometimes :3] Love the design of it,etc. Thanks for any suggestions. < Sue

    • Tammy Gill Tammy Gill on Mar 23, 2017
      u tube videos and Pinterest is great too. That where I found my ideas.

  • Bob Onitt Bob Onitt on Mar 21, 2017
    cut a circle in the bottom big enough to take a piece of 8,10 inch (the diameter of pipe will actually be dictated by the lights circumference) pvc pipe cut to a highth to conceal a rotating muti-lens/multi-color x-mas spotlight,have or due it yourself designs you like glass beaded or sand blasted into the glass,stars,moons,animals etc.,or just have glass smoked by a glazier when it's all painter black laquer and shiny the cylinder in the middle won't even be noticed ,and it is essential to hide rotating light ,it is really kinda of mood setting when alternative illumination is needed for a certain ambiance....note it couldn't hurt to drill 1/2'' to1 ''holes around pipe bottom out of sight to promote air circulation

  • Awi1069098 Awi1069098 on Mar 21, 2017
    i love that idea with the lights.. Thank you! Not sure if I can pull that off but... Definitely I will research it!!

  • R.lewis0309 R.lewis0309 on Mar 21, 2017
    I'm not sure what you mean about the hammered paint, but I have used the chalk paint on many different surfaces and love it. Where you buy it at they will give you a lot of tips usually and look up on youtube also. I just finished a silver plated platter I did today.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Mar 22, 2017
    I like your table but since you don't yes I would paint it in a high glossy finish. Also in a wild color so the shape can be appreciated and glass isn't the only shiny thing. I might even paint the inside a different color. Now, this time around,the shape is so bohemian and relaxed.

  • Awi1069098 Awi1069098 on Mar 22, 2017
    Gorgeous!!!! Thank you for showing me what color is the tray??? Love it!!!!

    • R.lewis0309 R.lewis0309 on Mar 22, 2017
      Thank you so much , The tray is a light grey and then I used eggshell white on the outside decorative area and dry brushed over it to show the design.

  • Awi1069098 Awi1069098 on Mar 22, 2017
    Thank you! Agreed I do love the shape!

  • Connie Connie on Mar 22, 2017
    It is so easy to use and I make my own. Mix plaster of Paris, water, add paint.

  • Laurie Mack Rios Laurie Mack Rios on Mar 22, 2017
    Something like this:

  • R.lewis0309 R.lewis0309 on Mar 22, 2017
    typically no. I would lightly use sand paper to rough up the service so the paint holds well but that's it. Then make sure you have all the dust off of it. You don't have to do that but it does help it last longer. If you already have a really bad piece I wouldn't worry about it.

  • R.lewis0309 R.lewis0309 on Mar 22, 2017
    The bar I showed you I didn't sand at all and it's been almost 5 years since I've done it. Make sure to put a coat of the wax over the paint so it will have shine and last ;-)

  • Awi1069098 Awi1069098 on Mar 22, 2017
    Ok!!! Wow thank you!!