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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  1. Very cool. I am hosting a new link party and would love it if you would link this up.

  2. Very nice! And great idea. Would never have thought of it! Found you via Project Inspire.

  3. Wow, it is nice and easy to decorate tables and other things with stickers. But it think it is difficult to do that stuff carefully and cleanly.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Not all vinyl is created equally! The vinyl used for this project has a special backing that allows any bubbles to easily be pushed out. It really is easy to lay it down and get a professional look! Trim it with a super sharp exacto knife and you're good.