We all have them! The IKEA LACK TABLE and there are endless possibilities on how to use them. This is one of my favorites. BTW, every once in a while they go on sale for 8 dollars. Can't beat that with a stick! This project involves my recent trip to Chinatown where I stocked up on some beautiful Chinese papers which are traditionally burned. My Chinese friends are always a bit wary of my use of these papers so I truly hope I’m not offending anyone. If I am, my sincere apologies.
Chinese Tea Paper or Joss Paper (Check out PearlRiver.Com)
1” wide paintbrush
IKEA Parsons table
Sandpaper or sanding block
Minwax Polycrylic Protective Coating
1. Start by cutting off the excess paper from your Joss papers because you won’t need it.
2. Lightly sand your parsons table so that it has some tooth for the glue to stick
1. Slightly water down your Elmer’s glue in a cup or plate so that it spreads easily. Depending on how much I squeeze out to work with, if you just ad a few drops at a time until you get a good consistency you’ll be fine. You can always add more glue if it gets runny.
1. Put the gold leaf paper on a page of the magazine and spread the glue on the back with your paintbrush and place it on the table.
2. Continue to do this until the entire table is covered with the gold leaf paper.
1. After the entire table is covered and the glue is dry, cover your table with the Minxax Polycrylic Protective Coating to give it a nice finish.
2. Make more than one and create a terrific long beautiful coffee table for your living room!
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