Wednesday, May 14, 2014

French Window Topped Table!

Hello everyone! Its Karen here from Pink-Punk-Design with another how-to project for everyone! 

Recently Laurie and I participated in the ReStore ReStyle challenge. For those of you who may not be familiar with this event it is an exciting fundraiser that highlights the 3 R's of the ReStore: Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose. The competition challenges 8 DIY designers to create a 10x10 room using only donated ReStore items while competing for 3 awards.

This year we created a mud room and received a lot a great feedback on our custom pieces. We utilized a lot of odd things to create new and unique items. Doors, windows, cabinets, fire place mantels and a toilet paper holder just to name a few. 

We however want to share with you how we built some of these items so that you yourself can build them to! One of the first things we want to show you is how we made our:

French Window Topped Table!

What you need:

  1. 1 - square table (with a table top that is able to be removed from the frame of the table)
  2. 1 - old French window (one that is as big as the table top you will be taking off the table from)
  3. Paint
  4. Glass
  5. Paintable wallpaper *optional

 How To: 

1) Take the table and remove the table top leaving only the base.
NOTE: Normally this can be done by unscrewing the top and using some force to pry the top off. The reason for this is because manufactures not only screw the table top onto the base but also glue it. So some force will be necessary. 

2) Once the Top is removed paint the base
NOTE: Priming the table is strongly recommended before applying your final color

3) Prime and Paint your French window 

4) *Optional*: Apply paintable wallpaper to the inside and outside of the top rim of your table top. This is a personal preference and is not necessary but is cute if you want some visual effect when looking through the window. 

5) Once the base and window are fully painted place the window on top of the table base.  
NOTE: if you did not add the paintable wallpaper you may want to add some sort of nonslip tape to the top rim of the table before adding the window. 

6) Have a piece of glass pre-cut to fit the top of the window and add it to the top of the now new table. 

7) Make sure that the table is sturdy and that your window is not going to fall of the first time you bump into it.

And that is how you make a French window table….. Or Desk if you prefer! If you have any questions please leave them below and I will answer them as quickly as possible. Also if you would like to see more of the items we made for the event; visit us on facebook at Pink-Punk-Design!

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