|Teddy would be proud.|
Giddy with the celebratory beer and the fact I just gained ~$30 of decor, I decided to challenge myself to use only the crafting supplies I had on hand to resurface one of the tables for use in the outdoors. I'm just as guilty as everyone of buying new supplies just to follow up on an idea. Though after awhile, your stockpile contains a bit of everything.
|This isn't even everything.|
Side or End table
256 bottle caps; enough for 16x16 dimension bottle cap table - can be slightly bent
Acrylic paint - light blue, orange, plum, white
Modge Podge or other sealant
Determine how many bottle caps are going to fit around the top of your table. I layed out a 16x16 pattern on the top of mine. Remember if you're using salvage bottle caps, they're more than an inch a piece, more like 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" each. It's a good jumping point, but sometimes the best thing to do is lay out the caps.
|If you lay out all of the caps, it could crowd.|
|It took me days to pick out which ones would be sacrificed. This was painful|
|Make sure they go well with black. That answer should be obvious; everything goes with black|
|You fancy huh?|
Smear around the glue with a bottle cap. Place in a row.