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We’ve had some big changes here at the Readers.com office lately — and the most exciting one? A NEW OFFICE! One of the most special rooms in the entire office is the “Readers.com Nook,” a library room for meetings and chat sessions. We had this dingy old table that was in serious need of a strip job or some TLC. Instead of spending hours upon hours with the sander and new stain, we decided to cover our meeting table in book pages!
How to Make the Table:
You need: 1. A LOT of Mod Podge (We used about a half-gallon for a 10-by- 4 table.) 2. A brush 3. A table 4. Old, unreadable books (Don’t want to waste anything good!) ; )
Start by layering the Mod Podge on the table and then placing pages strategically in the Mod Podge. Once you have a base layer of pages, you can add another layer of Mod Podge on top of the dry pages and repeat the process until you have the entire table covered.
Unless you’re a Mod Podge drip ninja and can catch every little drop before it falls to the ground, we recommend using some type of floor covering to prevent any Mod Podge from getting on your floor. And this type of project is always more fun with a friend! ; ) After you do a few layers, go back and sand any rough edges/raised page pieces and add a final layer of Mod Podge. If you want to add a waterproof seal to the table, you can always spray a layer of clear spray paint — but Mod Podge is surprisingly durable.
And voila! Recycled, functional, awesomeness.
And our bookshelves made of books! ; )
Happy crafting from Readers.com!