If you own an old table that needs to be updated, or you purchased a table that looks quite boring and you want to decorate it with something, then the tips below are just for you!
In fact, changing the look of a piece of furniture like a table is easy enough. And there are many ways how this can be done.
Let's start with the easiest way - using self-adhesive film. Surely you have seen such a film in the shops. It is sold, as a rule, in rolls, as wallpaper.
At the same time it has a smooth surface that is easy to wash and which is simply impossible to damage or deform in any way.
To begin with, take home measurements - how much exactly you need to buy this film. Take it a little with a margin, so that there are no ugly joints on your desk.
The process of applying self-adhesive film is very simple - to prepare the furniture before it does not need. You simply separate the film from the paper and apply it on your desk, gently pressing it against the surface.
The table doesn't even have to dry. It will immediately be ready for operation in an already updated form.
Paint and stencils
If you are ready to be confused a little more than stick a self-adhesive film on your interior item, you can, armed with paints and a brush, appear in the image of a graphic artist.
The most important thing is to come up with a plot for your table. Think what would you like to portray on it? It can be anything you want. If you have the makings of an artist, you can immediately start drawing, with or without a sketch. Note! Decor from the remnants of wallpaper - 100 useful ideas with photos and tips!
But if you are with art on you, do not despair! Stencils will come to the rescue. You can buy a stencil in the stationery store or make it yourself.
To do this, it is enough to cut out a drawing from any magazine and use it, as a kind of pattern, according to which this drawing will be transferred to your furniture.
Or draw a pencil on a sheet of paper with any of the objects you like, cut it out and also, putting it on the table, paint over the gap of the cut out stencil. By removing the stencil, you will see the drawing on the table.
If you think this method is difficult to do, you can ask for help from a professional artist, for whom the implementation of this type of work is not difficult.
True, the services of the artist will need to pay and this method can not be called budget.
As for the paint that should be used, it must be waterproof. The best option is acrylic paint. It is odorless and dries very quickly.
In addition, acrylic does not fade in the sun, resistant to water and high humidity in general.
We can safely say that the table covered with acrylic paint will serve you a century, and this will not be an exaggeration.
There is another way to decorate a table that is very similar to using stencils. This method is simply called decoupage. What is it?
Any fragments of pictures from magazines, napkins, various albums are taken. It may even be photos from your personal archive or just pictures you like from the Internet.
In general, anything. You cut the elements you are interested in and put them on the table top. First see if it looks beautiful. If you like the option and you are ready to decorate the table with these fragments, then you can get to work.
The piece of furniture must be carefully otshkurit, remove the paint or get rid of the lacquer coating. The surface of the table should be clean, dry and perfectly flat. In general, it should return its original appearance.
After that, you take pre-prepared items or photos, cover the back side with PVA glue and apply them on the worktop.
Such manipulations must be done with each photo. After that, all the superimposed images should be varnished.
The varnish will prevent your table from undesirable damages, scratches and other kind of deformations. Your photos (decoupage) will be under reliable protection. In this case, the decoration of the table will not only update it, but will also delight your eyes!
There are a lot of table decoration options. Above all, do not be afraid to experiment! And you all must succeed.