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Monday, August 26, 2013
Coffee table, pt.1
So we managed to get a pretty decent oak coffee table for 30 bucks. Of course, I'm not happy to leave well enough alone, so I'm going to be making it into something a little.. different.
The table now
The plan is, (and this is going to take a while, and will be a bunch of posts by the time I'm done), removing the tabletop and stripping the varnish, bleaching the wood to remove the stain and make it more blond, and then using thermo-sensitive film (the stuff in a mood ring) of several temperature sensitivities to make a sort of decoupage on the top; we're also going to get the legs replaced with something cool by Fillmore Metal Crafters.
And what am I going to put on here? Well, it'll look sorta like this:
Yes, that's a Mucha inspired April O'Neil and lots of other nerdy references. Here's a color coded one; the lightest color is the one that is sensitive to the highest temperatures, etc.
I'm not sure when I'm going to get to this, but, this is my start.