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Honeycomb Pattern Table Makeover

A table makeover times two!


Table makeover with honeycomb pattern www.diybeautify.com

Not every project goes according to plan.

Even talented DIYers have a few flops and fails under their belts.

It's just part of life.

This project was supposed to be so simple!

It started with a table...

This table....my first foray into the world of 'DIY dumpster-diving' ...has been in our living room for the past 9 years.

It's a kitchen-table-turned-coffee-table.

And yes, I found it in someone's trash!

Back in 2005 it received quite the overhaul. Legs cut down. Massive sanding to remove the ick. Painting. Poly.

Fast forward to present time.

In a home with 3 kids....well, you don't need the details. Suffice it to say that the table needed a makeover.

And I had great plans. Oh the plans I had!

My desire for a honeycomb shape on the table was confirmed when I found these vinyl octagon shapes at Target. You see, my little hardworking Cricut machine died on me awhile ago (boo), and I needed vinyl octagons. Thank.You.Target!


So I bought two packages and reveled in how e.a.s.y. this project was going to be!

After cleaning the table, I laid out my vinyl shapes. Not really in any pattern, just random.

honeycomb

Next I painted over the whole thing with my favorite gray paint, Sherwin Williams's Mindful Gray. Three coats.


And here is where my project failed me...after the paint dried, I used a tweezer to peel up my vinyl shapes....and this is what I found...

DIY beautify honeycomb table

Can you see it? Look reeeeally closely...


The vinyl honeycomb shapes were soo sticky that they lifted off some of the black I painted...9 years ago!

It looked awful!

What was I to do?

Well, I did what probably anyone else would do and I painted over it. Again. Three coats. Again.

And let it sit....for about 3 weeks....

Finally, I knew I had to do something because the kids were using it to rest their feet and their snacks...and I hadn't waxed it yet.

I really wanted the honeycomb look...but I realized that I didn't care for the number of honeycombs I'd used on the original redo. I wanted it to be simpler.

So I put some of the shapes back on the table (Yes, I saved them. And before using them again I stuck them on my denim-clad leg a few times so they wouldn't be as sticky).

I just used the ones that are like a frame with an open middle.

And I carefully painted some creamy off-white paint into the center.

And when I pulled the shapes up, this time I got crisp edges with no mess!

Whew!

honeycomb pattern on table

 I like it a whole lot better! It's subtle but still has that great honeycomb pattern that I was after. You might recognize my painted dresser that became a tv console in the background. The white I used on the honeycomb shapes is the same creamy white that I painted that dresser.

coffee table makeover

honeycomb pattern on table

I waxed it, buffed it and it's ready for another decade!

 I was thinking of outlining the octagons with a gold or copper paint pen. What do you think? Should I leave it as is or add a touch of metallic? 

And just to keep it real, this room rarely looks this neat! I had to do a bit of staging before taking these pics. Here's a reality shot of the corners you can't see in the above pics...


Scary, right?

I'm just glad there was a happy ending to my table makeover.



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4 comments:

  1. This is so cool! Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to remind you about the “Found & Foraged” linky party tomorrow (Saturday) at 8pm. Can’t wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.com

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  2. I definitely know what it feels like when projects don't go as planned, but your table turned out cute!

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  3. Love it! I'm featuring your project tomorrow as one of the Pretty Preppy Party Features this month! Thanks for linking up! xx, b

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  4. What a transformation! It looks really good, thanks for sharing!

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