Hi Friends! This project is definitely one of my favorites. I need to get my booty in gear and get the second table finished.
Well… we have these side tables, that are currently in our family room, that we’ve had since right after we were married… almost 14 years. I took the overlay glass out of them last year to make my faux mirrors, but the tables were just too formal for my liking in our family room.
Here’s a looksee at what they were like before their makeover…
I started by priming the base portion and then once it was dry it got a coat of matte, white paint.
While it was all drying I took the piece of glass that was still sitting in the table. I gave it a good cleaning and then slathered it with decoupage in a matte finish.
I had picked up some maps from my local AAA (a Kauai and Maui map – that’s where we honeymooned). I trimmed the Kauai map down a bit and then placed it with the side I wanted showing face down onto the decoupage. Then I gently pressed it down and smoothed it from the center out to the edges.
You’ve got to be careful as the map can tear if you rub to hard or pull.
I think it turned our basic, formal side tables into side tables that tell a story about us and are a conversation piece.
Ok… I’m SO ready to go back to Kauai now!!!
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