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« on: February 23, 2007 02:33:42 AM »

I got this old architects light box for 20 a few years ago, but it was very bulky and I didn't have a clue what to do with it.  Moved into a slightly bigger place and was suddenly inspired to turn it into a coffee table.  I printed some favourite photos onto acetate from our wedding/travels, and put them under the glass sheet.  I used a wooden cube that I picked up in a junk shop for the base et voila! a glowing coffe table.  I felt very satistsied when I saw a light up table for sale in habitat for 999!







The only thing that bugs me about it is the flourescent bulbs - not very energy efficient, but apparently that's just when you switch them on (big surge) and after that they are pretty efficient.  Because of this, we don't switch it on all the time (just for special occasions) and when we do we leave it on all evening to avoid flicking it on and off and on again.  Eventually, i'd love to put energy saving bulbs in there but wouldn't have a clue where to start. Any suggestions welcome x
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007 06:14:43 AM »

that's amazing! I love it!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007 06:18:04 AM »

Whoa! That is definitely too cool! LOVE it!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007 11:49:50 AM »

wow, gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007 01:18:08 PM »

That's a stunning table! Beautiful idea Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007 05:18:16 PM »

I love that table! The pictures are well chosen.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007 05:50:55 PM »

thats a great idea! what a wonderful conversation piece Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007 06:09:15 PM »

Oh my freaking goodness, that is amazing! You did a great job and I am completely jealous!
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2007 05:31:48 AM »

what a fantastic idea! and very well done too, i love it!
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2007 11:10:34 PM »

That is beautiful!!!! Your table has inspired me. I'm going to be on the look out for a light box from now on. I can't wait until I have one of my own in my living room!
Very creative! Very well done!  Grin
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