Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Project . . . Coffee Table

Project . . . Coffee Table

For this project I had an old coffee table that seriously needed some help.  When I found this cute quatrefoil sticker pattern from Modern Wall Company, I knew it would be perfect for this oldie.

This is what you'll need:

  • Old table
  • Sticker Sheet - any pattern will work, I chose this one in Turquoise & White
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • Spatula or scraper
  • Paint (if your original piece needs some touching up)

So I realized that I forgot to take a before picture!  Ahhh!  So unfortunately we start this tutorial with priming and painting my table white.

A few coats and drying time later, I got busy applying.  I actually waited a couple days before applying the sticker because I got busy and I figured it didn't hurt to make sure my table was completely dry :)

Next step measure the sticker on the table and determine placement.  My table has an inner square that fit the sticker sheet almost exactly!  I chose not put the sticker right up to very edge.
Once that was aligned it was time apply!  
I lined up one corner first....

Then I peeled an inch or so off the shortest side making sure my edges lined up.

Then I slowly peeled the paper backing off the rest of the sticker.  Smoothing it down with my spatula as I went.  It layed down so nicely!  I was so impressed by the vinyl!  It truly is a bubble free application.  There were bubbles that came but they disappeared with one swipe of the spatula!  Awesome stuff. 

Once it was all applied I trimmed the edges with the exacto knife and that was it!  I love the way my table turned out!  Sooo much easier than painting or working with a stencil.  Uggh... Just thinking about stenciling gives me a headache :)

One other thing I love about it is it has a glossy finish which gives my table a professional look.

I happen to L-O-V-E it!  What do you think?

Cheers! Jackie

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