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It is always satisfying and cost effective to complete a project with what we have on hand. This is one of those projects!
If you saw the under-bed storage boxes, you're aware that Steph's new bed frame created more space underneath for storage, but then made her existing bedside tables too short!
Rather than build something new, we decided to reimagine the old ones by creating new tops and simply adding a longer pipe to make them the needed height.
With the gesso dry, it was time to mix up the epoxy. We are using Total Boat table top epoxy which is mixed at a one to one ratio. Always follow the safety and mixing directions for the epoxy you choose to use. This is a Dollar Tree plastic measuring cup which is perfect for mixing epoxy. I'm very serious about getting an exact measurement, so as I learned in Home Economics 101, that can only be accomplished by getting at eye level to the measuring cup!
I poured smaller amounts into two cups, one will be left clear, but the other will be tinted with Black Diamond mica pigment in silver and purple. The larger amount of epoxy is tinted in purple haze. A little bit of pigment goes a long way so start with a small amount and add more if you want a more opaque look.
The newly reimagined and taller end tables are perfect. They are now the correct height and a beautiful, sparkly addition to the space!
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don't claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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