How to Create an Artsy Coffee Table

Create a personalized, artsy coffee table by following these easy directions. Your new coffee table will make a great conversation starter at your next get together.

Steps

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    Find a second-hand coffee table.
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    Clean and lightly sand the table to prepare it for painting.
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    Paint the table. Choose a color that will co-ordinate with the rest of your room. Neutrals such as black or brown also work nicely.
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    Gather your display pictures. These can be pictures of friends and family, places you've visited, cardboard coasters from restaurants, CD covers, or any other flat objects that appeal to you.
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    Arrange the objects on the table top in a way that appeals to you. You could even mix and match to create a masterpiece combination.
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    Attach each item with a small piece of tape so that it doesn't move.
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    Cover the table top with a piece of glass and enjoy.

Tips

  • Change the objects on display periodically.
  • For a permanent display, decoupage the objects onto the table, or coat with polyurethane.

Things You'll Need

  • Coffee table
  • Pictures, art, record/CD covers, beer coasters, etc
  • Glass for the coffee table
  • Glue or tape
  • Paint
  • Sandpaper

Article Info

Categories: Home Decorating