I received complimentary product from Envirotex to complete this project.
I discovered the technique of poured or fluid painting this past Spring, and LOVE it! If you don’t know what exactly the process of “poured or fluid” art, check out the hundreds of videos on YouTube, there’s some awesome examples over there.
When the The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest rolled around again this months, the contestants were given the opportunity create “Showstopping Tops” using ETI Envirotex. Now, resin is super new to me, but I’ve got to say it is so fun! Again, I YouTubed so many videos, and the folks at Envirotex are very informative as well.
To begin, I found an inexpensive table on my local VarageSale page. You’ve all seen these, the three-legged tables that our grandmas put a tablecloth and piece of glass over with a candy dish and lamp on top.
But I actually like the three-leg look, it’s a pretty simple, clean design if you pay attention. A bit mid-century. I wanted to use it in my Florida room where my teenage boys hang, play XboxOne, and just generally be boys. I wanted the design to be unique and fun, and with the resin as a protective top, I knew it would be durable when it was finished.
First, I primed removed the legs and primed the top.
Next, I used the poured painting technique. I’m not going to go into detail in this post about how to do it, but I promise I will in a future post, because it’s awesome! YouTube is full of tutorials for this technique.
I used black, several shades of blue, lime green, and gold. I used Liquitex as my pouring medium and a “dirty cup” pour over the top.
The results are stunning, I’m so happy with it.
When the top had dried for a few days (wanted to make 100% sure it was ready), it was time to add the resin.
The Envirotex resin was very easy.
Here are my tips:
Read through all the instructions thoroughly.
You need a good box and place to use the product that you piece can dry safely without getting hit. I even covered the box I used with a plastic tablecloth to no dust got into the resin while it was drying.
Tape off the bottom of your project if you don’t want to see drips. I didn’t dodo this and you can see a drippy edge. It actually doesn’t bother me for this piece, but in the future I would think twice.
While I waited for the resin to cure, I painted the legs a modern black and metallic gold to match the gold on the top.
The final product has a clear, solid, smooth, and beautiful top. The resin makes the acrylic colors from the poured art just pop!
And, so far so good in the “game room” with all those teenagers, it’s become a great resting spot for their controllers.
Here’s where you can find more about our contest hosts:
If you’re a blogger and furniture flipper who is interested in participating in the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest, contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in participating in future contests
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