DIY PATIO TABLE MAKEOVER

Today marks one year since the passing of Dan. I miss him so much. What I wouldn’t give to have one more day with him. I wanted to do something in his memory. One of the first projects we ever made together was the Guitar Pick Table Top . The guitar pick table is still as beautiful today as it was when we first made it, so today I’m sharing with you another epoxy resin project. I hope you enjoy this video.

TIPS

I started out by using Mod Podge to glue the cd cases down. If I could go back in time, I would have not painted the top of the table prior to gluing the cd cases. This will help prevent bubbles from forming.

It’s also important to remember to smooth out your album cases (or whatever you’re gluing down).

You want to make sure whatever you’re gluing down is flat and secure against the table. You don’t want anything peeling off because this will cause your epoxy to form under it and push it up through the surface.

I used a box cutter to cut around the edges since my table is round.

Epoxy resin is waterproof.

Enjoy your new table! Please tag me if you decide to make this using #LJDIY because I love to see your projects!

SHOP THIS PROJECT

Rust-Oleum Parks Super Glaze, 241352 Ultra Glossy Epoxy Finish and Preservative Kit, Clear 32 Fl Oz

Loew Cornell 841 20-Piece Foam Brush Set, 2-Inch

 

5 comments on “DIY PATIO TABLE MAKEOVER

  1. Your table looks fantastic!
    I’m currently planning to do something similar with baseball cards and I have a question – I’m also gluing down some coins that are thicker than the cards. Will this create a problem? I know we’ll have to use a little more epoxy so it’s thicker. We got the Mod Podge and the same epoxy you used, so my hopes are high!
    Thanks for the great video!

    1. Hey Chris, thanks for your comment! As long as your border edge is up higher than the coins, you will be ok. Just make sure your use enough epoxy to completely cover your items (it seems as though you already know that, though.) It’s important to have a border edge higher than your objects so that you can have a flush coat of epoxy without items sticking up or out. I hope that makes sense! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! Thanks, LJ

  2. LJ,
    Would you pour all at once or would you do it in stages? Maybe Let the first level cure and then pour on top of it? I feel like all at once would be best, right?

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