What I love about IKEA is that they really offer a variety of furniture, perhaps some of them doesn´t really have any style. But this kind of furniture are the ones I love the most, because you already have the basic materials to CREATE and DECORATE them with the style that you prefer.
The table I am working on right now is this:
and my inspiration table is this.
well... it wont look exactly the same, since mine will continue being a dining table. But I want mine to have that nice industrial look.
Before start painting the 4 legs of the table I impregnated all the structure, preceded by cleaning all the surface.
After making sure that all the surface was clean, I applied a latex based primer.
I started painting the four legs of the table. It´s important to know how to prepare the wood surface properly before you start painting it.
If you want to know a little bit more about this process I suggest you to read this: http://voices.yahoo.com/diy-home-improvement-prepare-wood-surfaces-389358.html?cat=30. This instructions are very helpful
I finished painting the black part. This part will simulate metal. I really like how the table looks with this black part, it looks much more alive!
I am sorry I took a bit to post Progress 5, but I had to go to the tool market to buy extra details for my industrial table. This are the two things I bought.
I painted the tacks and then... (well, pictures describe everything better)
I put one of this pieces to each leg of my table and this is the result:
Perhaps you notice that the wood on top looks a little bit white at the moment. That´s because today I applied the second layer of wood glaze, but tomorrow it will look great.
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Have you noticed the price?!!!! Yeah... more than $1,200!!!! Guess what I have spent on mine?? .... $90 (table included)
Why not comparing it again?
And how about make a summary by looking at the BEFORE and the AFTER.
I also want to show you how the rest of this room look like:
The couch used to be dark blue, but in order to match with the rest, I made a cover for it using an IKEA Tablecloth.
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