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« on: January 16, 2007 08:42:39 AM »

So, my apartment is totally furnished with handmedown furniture from my roommate's aunts and uncles.  Which is awesome because it was free, but not so awesome because some of it is pretty ugly.

So we have a set of four folding TV-trays, which are useful as our apartment is small.  But they have ugly golfers on the top.  So we were thinking about decopaging them, but THEN she had a great idea about covering the tops with cork.  Which would be cool.  I'm just wondering a few things...

1.  How would you recommend that I attach the cork to the table?  Should I just cut it to fit and it sits in there, or should I attach it somehow?  Glue?  Rubber cement?  Foam tape?

2.  Can you paint cork?  It seems like you would be able to, but it also seems like the cork might just soak up all the paint.  We have five colors that we've identified as "our colors" and it would be cool to paint the cork, but I'm afraid it won't work real well...

3.  Anyone know where you can buy a roll of cork that is BIGGER than 2x4 feet?  One roll of that would cover 3 of the 4 tables, with strange bits left over...  we would need something about 2x5 to cover all 4 tables.

If anyone's done this before, and has pictures or a tutorial, that would be great too!
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007 10:27:54 AM »

Hi,

I would go to a home improvement store ala Home Depot.  They should have bigger roles as well as adhesive you can use.  I would judge what adhesive you use by how sturdy you want it.  I would think something like Liquid Nails or that ilk would be the best bet.  Yes, you can paint it.  I would consider a top coat of varnish or polyurethane over it to protect it (even if you don't paint it).  That is a wonderful idea!
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