Description: We have a Lack coffee table that has been used for six years, and unfortunately there were some small damages on the tabletop. I first found it a too big and too white surface to put in our new living room, but I did want to use the table because it’s a very practical one. So I decided to make a drawing on it, so that it would cover the damages and make it a less white & more unique table.
I used a black marker for this drawing. They always say black markers are permanent, but it’s easy to wash the ink off with a rough sponge. There will always get scratches on the table, so in time the drawing would just damage and disappear… So I had to roughen the tabletop a little bit first, after that I made the drawing (took a couple of days…) and then I finished it with 3 layers of Glitsa lacquer. The result is quite nice, I think 🙂
Description: 1. I very lightly sanded the surface of the table to provide something for the marker to adhere to. 2. I used a sharpie permanent marker to draw patterns on the table. (any permanent marker will do, I got through two sharpies!) 3. I left it to dry thoroughly 4. I sprayed the whole surface with Plastikote spray super clear satin varnish (gloss would work also depending on preference) 5. I left the spray to dry overnight and repeated this 4 times. 6. Voila a useful piece of art in my living room!
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