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« on: April 07, 2012 07:22:42 AM »

So my dearest parents left me in the possession of a coffee table and two end tables that they'd had literally as long as I can remember.  There was nothing too fancy about them, just plain stained wood.  

I'd had them in my apartment for a few years when the coffee table decided that it was time to cease being a coffee table and the screws actually started just falling out of it (I really have clue how that happened, unless one of my cats can secretly use a screw driver).  Which lead me to start thinking about what I actually wanted to do with the tables.  I knew I hadn't the money to replace them with what I wanted.  I'd been eyeing tiling for a while and wanted something to practice one, when it hit me, duh, tile the table.  

So over a couple weeks (my babe and I don't live together, so we rotate between who's house to stay at), we made it beautiful.  I unbolted the screws that were still there and sanded it down by hand.  Then painted it, tiled the top, and grouted it.  For our first time tiling anything, I think it turned out well.  Then when we put it back together, on an idea from my dad, I went to Lowe's and picked up some of the glue you use to lay down wood flooring, and just glue the the top back on.  It worked like magic, I don't think falling down a flight of stairs would take the top off this baby again.

Since I'm new here, it won't let me post any pictures, but here are the links!




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My babe and my kitty making a special guest appearance

We've started sanding the end tables now.  We're moving in June and my goal is to get them done before then.  Any cc is appreciated!

Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012 07:43:12 AM »

Beautiful job!  I think they look great!  Funny, the first thing I  thought when I saw the thumbnail was that with the candles, it looks just like one of the types of shrines they have in Diablo 2.  Yes, I'm a nerd!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012 07:48:56 AM »

It turned out great!
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012 08:28:36 AM »

It really turned out impressive!
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012 05:42:48 AM »

I've a huge coffee table I'm about to do a refinish to as well, but I'm using black grout instead. I'm also probably using a combo of items, but I love the center of your table, and I dig the candles? When I finally get round to mine, I'll share too, and you can see my candle holders. When the side tables are done, you should update.
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