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Ingenious work table with vintage dictionary top

They say that you can learn how to be more elevated and cultured by reading a dictionary or by learning one new word each day. It’s definitely a useful tip and someone thought of a way to take that advice and add a creative spin to it. It’s how this original work table was created. It’s a DIY project that’s very easy to replicate.

The main idea was to take an old table top and add an original twist to it. It can be a table top from a desk, table or anything else or it can simply be a table. The first step was to paint the table base a dark charcoal gray. After that part was done, it was time to take care of the table top. In order to transform it, you’ll need mod podge, decorative papers, polyurethane, flat bar steel, a cobalt drill bit for metal, galvanized lag bolts and washers, a wood drill bit and a hack saw.

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Start by washing the surface of the table top with soap and water and let it dry. Then decide on the design. In this case, pages from an old dictionary were used to cover the surface of the table. You can use some pages from your favorite book or even some pictures, kid’s drawings, maps or anything else you want. After you’re satisfied with your design, apply mod podge to the table surface and to the back of the paper.Lay the paper on the table surface and apply more Mod Podge on top as well.

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Wait for the pages to dry and then apply the polyurethane finish. Apply a few cats and make sure you let each one dry for a few hours. Then cut and drill the steel edge pieces and attach them to the table. Now you have a personalized piece of furniture that will last for many years to come.{found on prettyhandygirl}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on May 31, 2012

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Simona Ganea
She is a quite stubborn and sarcastic person that likes happy colors and loves to be creative. She is a graduate foreign languages from Iasi with a major in Romanian and a Minor in French.

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