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« on: July 28, 2010 05:25:10 PM »

Hello Crafters! I found a table on the side of the road recently and I decided to bring it home with me. I started playing on Craftster, looking around for things to do with a table. I came across Marajane01's "my new map coffee table!" http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=200194.0. Lovely, clearly written tute- but then no pictures! Flickr ate them, apparently. I read her directions and made a map table for myself.




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My lovely table I found. While the construction was solid and the wood quality, there were a myriad of scratches.



Gather your supplies. Mod podge, spray adhesive, spray paint (I chose metallic colored), glaze, and sandpaper. Not pictured: safety glasses, paintbrush, map, iron.



Scratch up the surface with the sandpaper. It makes spray paint adhere better.



Spray paint!  Spray from 10"-12" away for best results. I went over it about 2-3 times.



I used a map that was five years old, and the creases were very deep. I ironed it- using no steam!- and I couldn't get all the creases out. Regardless, I gave it a good ironing, and slathered it with spray adhesive. The spray adhesive takes a good ten minutes to dry, so you can (very, very carefully) move it around if it isnt lying flat. Afterwards, I cut off the excess edges.



Go around, slowly, with a exact-o knife, cutting the edge of the paper carefully. It would probably be easier to use a square table, but thats not how I roll.



After the map is stuck, give it a mod podge slathering. I used a paintbrush and gave it 20 minutes to dry in between each application.

I gave it a great spray of glaze, covering it all. Then, wait agonizingly long for everything to dry.




Table! I love this because it has almost every place I went to in Europe on it (sorry, Alicante!)

Thanks for looking, guys!
« Last Edit: July 28, 2010 05:29:59 PM by theatrechick » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010 05:32:14 PM »

So cool! I bet it adds real character to your house. I'd love to have a piece like that. Awesome job. ^^
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010 05:56:29 PM »

Very nice! Great idea! I really love the metallic spray paint and how you made it personal by showing areas you had been to. Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010 06:24:58 PM »

I love it! I want one for my house now too.

Tip for the edges: sanding works wonders. I decoupaged some tealights or something and cutting was leaving little jaggy pieces of annoyance. I used a hand sanding block and just buffed the jaggy pieces off. Works great!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010 07:18:54 PM »

This is a great idea...I'd love to make one, thanks for the tute!  Yours came out awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010 08:33:39 PM »

I love this!  I have a very ugly table I found for only $3 at Peddlers mall..... Now I know what I am going to do with it!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010 01:57:48 PM »

beautiful! that's a really neat idea to breathe new life into a tired piece of furniture.... maybe a side table would be neat for my place...
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010 10:38:09 AM »

Love this idea! You did a fantastic job. I love maps. Love that you found a table on the side of the road and now it has new home and makeover too. Thanks for all the pics.

Was it hard to attach w/out tearing it or messing up?
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2010 02:10:43 AM »

Oooh! I want one Cheesy Great job!
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