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dosergirl
« on: April 01, 2009 01:03:44 PM »

Ok, these were purchased for me by my parents, only i think it is really ugly Sad

any ideas how i can make it nicer?
i am more a clean lines, modern, ikea girl.

http://www.mybobs.com/productimages/414/632/LivingRooms/OccasionalTables/NeroLiftTop/Oak/813081_NeroLiftTopOak_CocktailTable2EndTables1.jpg
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sammywoo88
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009 02:58:41 AM »

If it's real wood you could sand it, paint it glossy black or white and decoupage (sp?) something cool onto the inlays in the centre. You could probably still do that if it's laminate and just seal the hell of out it.
They're not that bad really, just need a bit of personalisation!
How about doing something like this? http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292847.0
Hope that helps!
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x46
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009 09:42:58 AM »

Yup, paint them.  Black, white, laquer red, anything but what they are. And, good for you.  Too many people don't have the courage to make something else out of ugly gifts.
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Christy43
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009 03:52:40 PM »

Yeah paint will look the best.  Especially black.
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tomico
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009 08:52:13 PM »

You could also add stainless steel tops if you wanted cleaner lines.
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tomico
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009 05:15:33 PM »

Just found weird contact paper on amazon that looks like stainless steel, faux leather and a variety of other colors / patterns / textures.
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