Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Foiled sofa table

On the heels of my last post I'd like to share a new table with you.  I picked up this run of the mill pine sofa table last weekend because I really liked the clean simple lines.

It had some water spots on the top and it was, well, boring.  It didn't have any 'life'.  Hopefully, I've fixed that problem.

I used basically the same technique as this post but instead of modpodge I used this spray adhesive which I picked up at Michael's.  It's like Elmer's spray adhesive but WAY stickier.  I coated the table outside and then brought it in to work.  I also sprayed each individual piece of foil before applying them.  I had a small box that I used to spray in so I didn't get sticky all over my house.  {one tip - if you get adhesive on your hands use oil to remove it.  I used body oil, but cooking oil would work fine - soap and water are hopeless}

After the table was dry I did a three step wax process - clear, clear mixed with Graphite ASCP for an aged look, and then clear again.  It gives the foil this 'soft' look, not super shiny like foil normally is and the Graphite mixed with the wax gave it a well worn look.  Without further ado, here she is:

I stripped the top and stained it with Minwax walnut stain.  This is two coats and still not quite dark enough.  I will probably add another coat and then wax it with Hannants medium wax.  

I just finished it about an hour ago and was too excited to wait to share it!  I just love the way the foil and dark top play off each other.  What do you think?


  1. Wow...that turned out beautifully! Are you going to add some of your cool lettering to it? :)

  2. Hi Nicole! I'm not sure if I'm going to add anything at this point, but your comment has definitely made me think of more ideas! I may just have to try a few things out! Thanks :)

  3. Very nice! Not sure how the foil works though.

  4. Love the whole look-foil with stain-wow-I'm now a follower!

  5. Looks amazing! Great job!
    I'm a follower of your site now. Thanks for the ideas! :)

  6. Nice job. The foil adds great texture.

  7. Great job, what a difference!

    I am a new follower.

  8. Your table is no longer boring. Well done!

  9. Love the graphite look, very cool!

  10. What a great look! Love the versatility of Chalk Paint!

    Would love to have you stop by and share at my weekly Chalk Paint Link Party!



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