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But this bad combo turned awesome.
Its a long post but detailing is a required, so please, bear with me :)
Let me show you the "before" first
My idea of decorating and designing is getting perfect matches and that too with in the budget.
why settle for less when you can have the exact size and look and that too in your budget. Its is better to buy old stuff and renovate it than buying something new, expensive and still compromising on either quality or appearance, be it size, color, look etc.
plus it gives you SOOOOOO many chances to explore your own creativity :')
Back to these beauties, i bought them for 2 kd each.
Yes. 4 kd in total. You can read it again. I know you're in shock. Take time to recover and keep reading.
And this is what it looks like now
a few new terms definition for beginners:
Sanding: rubbing the sanding paper vigorously to roughen up the surface and remove old paint. There is are special machines aswell for it and i am on a hunt for one.
Primer: a paint kind of thing, provides better coverage for new color and prepares the surface for better adhering of new paint.
Lets get to the work now.
Sanding paper 400-600 grit.
Oil based primer
Paint (water based full gloss)
3 brushes 2 inch wide.
1. Remove all the hardware. Check if you have any old cracks or breakage. Use putty to fill it. Apply putty with spatula. I didnt have any cracks so i dont have a picture to share.
2. SANDING. Let the putty dry and sand the tables to roughen up old varnish or polish. Sanding makes sure your new paint adheres well and is durable.
3. Primer. Use oil based primer. Visit any paint shop and ask them for this list of supplies. Easily available. Thin your primer using thinner. After the first coat of primer dries, sand it again and apply the second coat. Give atleast 3 coats of primer to get full coverage of old color. The picture below shows the look after 2 coats of primer.
5. Apply varnish. Thin it with thinner before using.
This is what it looked like when i completed it and was wondering how to decorate it.
I dont know if it looked good this way but being a decoroholic, i definitely wanted something on it.
6. Drill a hole in the middle of your drawer. I am using knob. For handles, mark for two holes. Put tiny drops of paint on handles screw area and place it where you want your handle. You will get the exact marks this way. Its a tip. Always remenber it :)
Now begins the fun designing part.
Supplies for that:
Golden spray paint
1. Spray paint the shiny side of dvd. You'll get to see amazing cracking effect take place as the paint dries.
I was all in love with it. As i told earlier, i did it last night and it was an experiment. I HAD to use complete disks somewhere and my plain side tables were the perfect place for it.I removed the knobs first and and stuck it using my glue gun and then screwed the knob back.
I'll be saving it for my other project.
i cut the leaves out and stuck them with super glue. Do not use glue gun, as your tables are varnished. Glue gun wont hold on a glossy surface. Then to give a more finished look, sprayed a few rhinestones and stuck them, as shown.
Sit back and praise your hard work.
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KEEP DREAMING... KEEP DIY-ING
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