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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: decoupaged table on: July 23, 2004 08:01:13 PM
How did you do this with out the paper wrinkling?  I always have the problem that no matter how small a piece of paper I use, it always wrinkles when I put mod-podge on top of it.

I appreciate the help!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bottle Cap Table Top on: May 28, 2004 07:20:38 AM
Yeah, the pins would work! I love that idea!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bottle Cap Table Top on: May 22, 2004 06:14:08 PM
I didn't use a sealer.  I guess you could, but it didn't need it.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:Bottle Cap Table Top on: February 13, 2004 04:48:06 PM
I fill the caps with plaster because you will get air bubbles, it is easier to dent the caps and they don't stick as well.  I know this because my first bottle cap project was made with hollow caps.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:Bottle Cap Table Top on: January 29, 2004 09:28:04 AM
Use concrete tint to change the color, at least that is what the guy at the hardware store told me.  I almost did, but I decided I liked the white after all.

No, the table is not recessed at all.  I have heard of building up 1/2-inch sides around a square table, but I didn't want to bother with a round table as you could imagine!  I was worried that the tiles would slide off somehow, but I made it about 4 months ago and it is still in one piece.
Grin
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bottle Cap Table Top on: January 29, 2004 07:55:49 AM
Beer Caps were not my first choice, but being in college has provided me with this plentiful material!

http://www.dunham-tech.com/wenwei/BeerCapTable2.jpg
I hope you enjoy my first post!
 
I bought an inexpensive table and took a trip to the hardware store for some plaster and a container of Acrylic Latex Tile Mortar and Grout - the kind with NO SAND: it will scratch your bottle caps.

The process is simple:
Fill bottle caps with plaster and let them dry a few days. (You now have tiles)
Roughen the table surface and spread a layer of mortar on top, placing the 'tiles' where you want them.
Let dry according to package directions. (usually overnight)
Spread layer all over the top and into the spaces between.  Wipe off the tiles themselves and let dry a few days.
DONE!

This was a housewarming present for a friend of mine. He and his girlfriend love it!  (At least thats what they told me!)

http://www.dunham-tech.com/wenwei/BeerCapTable1.jpg
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