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PumpkinKelly
« on: April 28, 2011 08:00:33 AM »

any ideas.  we have had this glass and wicker coffee table for at least a decade.  Not in the budget to buy a new one right now, but i'm tired of it! our decor is pretty traditional, any ideas?!

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011 08:20:26 AM »

Bright shiny paint. And some needlework panels under the glass? Or decoupage under the glass?
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011 08:45:40 AM »

My first thought was this:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307597.0
You could some how do magazine tiles under the glass.

Then I just saw this posted and it could work too. A table rather than wall art.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011 09:03:20 AM »

Bright shiny paint. And some needlework panels under the glass? Or decoupage under the glass?

I was thinking of something along those lines, too... Paint the wicker white, and etch a design into the glass panels.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011 12:24:19 PM »

My thoughts would be to stain it a dark, dark brown/black and then replace the glass with similarly stained (and varnished) 1/4" or 3/8" cabinet grade plywood to kind of minimize the wickeriness of it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011 01:00:49 PM »

If you want to get rid of the glass, you could upholster some plywood with batting and fabric to mimic the newer look tables that also serve as seating.  I would definitely paint it.  Pastels are in this season.  If you do not like the bumpy accents on the sides, you can cover them up with small pieces of plywood, chipboard or other flat surface before painting. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011 06:24:44 AM »

If you have the tools, space and time as well as desire to get rid of the glass, playing off Ky-Lara's suggestion, you could make a wood "cap" type thing. So it covers the top & edges and all you have left is the legs. Some paint, maybe some modge podge or what not and there you go.


Cheapest may be just painting and using some posterboard or some such under the glass to cover the stuff underneath (if the glass comes out easily) and then you can put family pictures, kids' art or whatever underneath.
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