Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Cocktail & End Table

Some time ago I moved this from my kitchen - 5 styro crates stacked on top of each other.


I separated the parts and placed them in the family room to improvise for a cocktail & end table.

They were initially sprayed black with a mixture of blue, but over the years they had gotten all scraped up.  A lot of people use to think they were rock because a lot of the paint had came off and they were looking scruffy and everything.

As usual,  money was tight, so I decided to hold on to them and play around with the color to make them more appealing.  Sometime ago I remembered seeing a table that had a tile top so I decided to paint the glass top to imitate tile.


I then painted the base and added some detail


 So here was my newly painted table...

Not bad for styrofoam!

Well after awhile I decided to mess around a bit more.  I had been reading about crackle and other techniques, so I bought some glue and played around and got this...


Closer Look




 

 I like this old antique-ish, cracked-up look, so I think I'll keep it like this for awhile... 

So, the next time you're playing around with paint don't be afraid to be different and LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

4 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

Glad you came up with a way to reuse.

Brooke said...

I can not believe that is styrofoam!! I would never guess! You are so creative and both tables came out beautifully. The "tile" top came out very realistic. Great job!!
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A Few Pennies said...

Awesome job on that project--don't you love being frugal and getting something so neat looking as that! I'm loving your older post too with your dining table--and the glasses in the metal tray is a favorite--gonna try that too! Thanks for inspiring.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You really do think outside of the box! Your blog's title says it all.