Bar Top Epoxy show us how to upcycle a table with bottle caps. This idea is perfect for old tables that have or had a top glass panel, as they tend to have a wooden lip running round the top to secure it in place.
If your table doesn’t have a lip, you can make one yourself using lengths of mouldings cut and applied to the top of the table surface. Remember, there are lots of different items that you can embed in your table such as bar mats, ticket stubs, photos and old jewellery.
Please remember epoxy resin is a hazardous substance, only use it in a well ventilated area and ensure that you wear gloves, protective eye wear and a respirator mask.
They also made a short video to demonstrate how to mix the resin.
The materials and equipment that you will need to upcycle your table are shown below.
- An old table (with a raised lip around the rim of the table)
- Lots of bottle caps
- Ultra clear epoxy resin and hardener
- Respirator mask
- Safety glasses
- Plastic tub to mix up the resin
- Drill bit mixer
- Stir stick
- Paint brush
- Plumbers torch / heat gun
Do you have an easy way to calculate how much resin will be needed to fill your table? Comment below and let us know.