Most of my projects revolve around re-doing old, wooden, oak-like furniture and giving it a modern pastel-ish look. This End Table was no exception.
Not only did this end table need a make-over, but it needed a less scratch-apparent look that would also look good to the eye as well. I kept seeing those CD-DIY’s online and I thought that the purple-blue-ish appeal combined with a black polish would do excellently.
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So I went with it and I’m super proud of how it all turned out!
As you can see in the picture, the end table had chipped away and the paint faded at the edges. The drawers themselves were starting to give off a weird stench. The top of the end table was my main concern –I’d put so much weight and sharp objects on it, that it was completely scratched.
I couldn’t wait to get started!
I glued the CD shards on top to secure them then I covered with resin, which I had gotten from Amazon. Gluing was the hardest, it’s really time-consuming
- I cut the CDs and glued them first
- Then I put the Amazon-bought epoxy resin to seal.
One tip to make the CDs easy to cut would be to soak them for ten minutes in warm water. After that, you should peel off the plastic layer on top. This cut-down of a layer makes them less thick, and, therefore, easier to cut.
What came out was an amazing, club-purple-and-blue table that shifted colors with the light that fell upon it. I have so much fun sitting next to it on the couch because it looks different from every angle –that’s the fun part.
The black paint on the table made it go so well with my living room décor, which was also mostly brown and black as well –it almost felt like they were all a part of one parcel.
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