How will you keep the resin from running over the sides until it sets up? What kind of material is the table top made of? From what I can tell, you covered the table top with a raised design wallpaper, painted it and then will seal it with the resin.? If this is right, did you do anything to the top to prepare it for the wallpaper? And finally, is it poly-resin you're using? Planning to redo my table too, but this looks alot easier then the painting steps I was gonna do! I love the design you chose. It reminds me of the victorian era furniture I've seen @ antique shows. Beautiful Job!! Becky
Post by doc*dog Karen on Nov 5, 2005 19:32:03 GMT -5
Thanks Becky! This is the first time I've ever used poly resin. I know, I never experiment in a small way. I think if I put on a coat that is not too thick, I won't have too much runoff trouble. The instructions say I can brush the sides, and say to pour evenly over surface. I guess this means any thickness is ok as long as it is even. I guess we'll see tomorrow when I try to pour. Any drips can be sanded off.
The name of the stuff I'm using is "Polytex polymer coating." Got it on Ebay and it's recommended for bartops. The price was less than half next cheapest one I found.
It is raised texture wallpaper, anaglypta technically, and I sanded and wiped with a tack cloth before applying the paper with contact cement. A two person job for sure! The tabletop is HDF, high density fiberboard, with laminate on top. (formica, I'm sure) And I used cheap craft paint I found at Garden Ridge for 50 cents a bottle. It's taken 2 1/2 bottles so far, and I'm going to do some touch up in a few minutes.
If this works, I'm gonna do a small cabinet the same way in the room with the antique furniture I just got. That'll be the TV stand. I hope it will look ok with the furniture.
Wooo hooo! that looks great!... Be sure your table is LEVEL. I know it's going to look fabulous. I've used the envirotex on some small items and used to cast things in resin when I was a kid. It depends on how thick this stuff is as to how much will drip. Have your foam brush handy for a while. Hopefully it's perfect thick and won't need a 2nd coat. I can't wait to see.
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Post by doc*dog Karen on Nov 6, 2005 6:50:00 GMT -5
Aw, shucks! I'm cheap and I come by that naturally. There is a salvage store that I love called Foremost sales. I got the wallpaper for $5 a roll. so I bought about 8 of them. The store is owned by a trucking company. It sells their refused deliveries. Usually half the sticker price, then 15-30% off that. One day I got half price deck chairs that were an additional 75% off. I paid $3.13 a chair, sticker price was $25. We have 2 stores like that in Richmond, owned by different trucking companies. I got heavy chenille drapery panels last year for $8 each. The cheapest I've found them since was $24.99. I wish I'd gotten more of them!
Post by drywatergal on Nov 7, 2005 10:57:30 GMT -5
doc*dog, I just found the pictures of your table while "boredom browsing". I am absolutely AMAZED at what you did! The table is GORGEOUS! And yes, I intended to yell the words AMAZED and GORGEOUS! I hope everyone hears me yell that too!
Post by doc*dog Karen on Nov 7, 2005 11:11:13 GMT -5
Aw Shucks, you guys are so sweet to me. I must say, I am thrilled with the results. I need a tiny bit of touch up and it's done. I checked this morning and it is dry.
Hubby even loved it and he never gets excited about my projects. He also liked the fact that I can't change it. It's permanent. Some of you may have noticed I change my mind frequently and redo things too often for DH.
'm retired now from michaels arts & crafts/Leewards(23yrs) use to teach craft classes & custmer product info/demos we use to use vasoline on the edges or spots you do not want the resin to stick... make sure you do not get it on the surface or project you want the resin cover/remove any smears w/alcohol..the resin comes to the vaseline & dips off then you use a straight edge razer/exto knife to trim it! works like a charm
Post by doc*dog Karen on Apr 3, 2006 5:34:45 GMT -5
Thanks, Becky! I find the paper at my fav salvage store. (not architectural, just regular salvage) They had tons of it Saturday, but not the pretty patterns. It was just "scratchy" looking, for lack of a better word this early in the morn! Have you checked Ebay?
Nothing last week on ebay, haven't seen a wallpaper place here and the only salvage yard we had was just torn down a couple of weeks ago to widen the road. As much as I disliked living in Utah, I sure miss the conveniences of a large (or even medium) size town! On the other hand summers coming and I could just be jonesin' for a road trip!!
We usually go east to Indiana, Kentucky then down through Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas then home every few years to see everyone. Now that's one long hellacious road trip! It's always a blast though, dh has to stay home for work and pets so I take kids, a friend or two and parents. Always learn something new and I've taken the same route more times then I can count! Biggest and most important lesson was separate rentals for us and parents! ;D
Not sure of the interstate, usually numb by then, I know it's farely close to Louisiana though. We go clear down to El Paso,TX from OK, so whichever route that would be. I have a step brother in Claremore, Ok, is that close to you?
I know! Wouldn't that be a hoot! If we go this year I'll definitely post well in advance. Wish we'd had this site 10 years ago. My oldest and I used to pack up and take a road trip every year. I started out doing it (independently) as a kid when I was 13. Back then it was Greyhound bus , before that it was with the parents in our camper, then when I was old enough to drive my friends and I would go. When I got married DH had gotten the wanderlust out of his system but not me! So every year ds and I would pack up the diaper bag, warn the relatives and off we went. That's one nice thing about having them spread so far and wide! These days though its either to expensive or to dangerous! DH has a fit when I go to Salt Lake, now, and its only 6 hours away! I miss the good 'ole days........
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