Earthy Meets Edgy

A bachelor pad finds new meaning as a couple's nest with Chayse's design compromise.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionLearn how to craft your own edgy and earthy coffee table.
A perfect compromise is found by taking the dated coffee table and incorporating earthy rope legs and an edgy copper patina top.

Materials and Tools:

slab of steel for top
copper metallic paint
cloth
gold metallic paint
jute rope
hot glue
metal grinder
paintbrush
scissors

Steps:

1. Take the piece of cut steel and smooth the edges with a metal grinder. Set up a work station out of direct sunlight.
2. To achieve a copper finish, first apply a bronze metallic paint onto the steel using a paintbrush. Immediately, use a dry cloth to disperse the bronze pigment. Avoid streaking by gingerly applying the paint and feathering the edges of the paint line.
3. Next, apply the gold metallic pigment in the same fashion. The trick to making steel look like copper is to allow both metallic pigments to combine in organic patterns. Keep layering the pigments until the desired metallic finish is achieved.
4. To give an earthy feel to the table legs, wrap them in jute rope. Apply a dab of hot glue to the top of the leg to adhere the rope. Wrap the rope down the leg, being careful to avoid gaps. Finish the project by cutting the rope from the coil and applying another dab of hot glue.

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