Thursday, February 9, 2012

Before and after: Pink coffee tables

Difficulty: easy-peasy;
Time to complete: 30 minutes;
Budget: 12 euros;
What I love the most: that it can easily be undone, if you hate the final outcome;
Would I do it again: of course! In about 6 weeks or so, this little beauty is going to turn lime green :)

Remember my clear Lucite coffee tables in the turquoise living room? I wanted a pair of these for years, but I always thought they were too expensive. Than I finally got them (now that's a long story...) and they made me happy for a year and a half...


But I tend to get bored with the same environment. Besides, winter was approaching and I tend to get really depressed during the cold-grey-sky months. I added some pink translucent adhesive film and then my coffee tables were... PINK!
Instant color boost!



Quick tutorial: 
1. Clean all the surfaces thoroughly
2. Sprinkle some water on the surface you want to personalize
3. Carefully apply the adhesive film. Press slowly in order to remove any air bubbles. Start from the middle and continue towards the edges.
4. Pay extra attention to the corners, as they are most likely to be trouble for any adhesive.



If you live in a small place and need to edit a lot, or if you like to redecorate quite frequently (on a budget!), or if you get easily bored - I strongly recommend the power of clear furniture. You can keep it as it is for an uncluttered room. Or you can personalize it in your favorite color, pattern, trompe l'oeil etc.







BONUS PIC: Any coffee table can be the star in the bedroom, as well (you can read more about the purple bedroom here). Look at my lovely bedside table:



PS: For spring, I need to change again the color scheme in the living room. I am going to rip off the pink film and replace it with an intricate lime green design. To be continued...

UPDATE: Happy happy joy joy! Someone loves my little project! I've been featured at Christinas AdventuresA Glimpse InsideCedar Hill RanchRomance on a Dime and 504 Main by Holly Lefevre. Thank you so much, it means the world to me :)


  featured button  RomanceOnADime.com Tickled Pink at 504 Main UndertheTableandDreaming



95 comments:

  1. That's such a fun idea! I LOVE them in the pink - can't wait to see the green! And I love your turquoise room!

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    1. Thanks! I've already started working on the green pattern...

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  2. Hi, what a great idee! It looks wonderfull in pink!

    Greetings Sofie

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  3. I'm am following you too now! Greetings Sofie

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    1. Thank you, Sofie! Keep up the good work :)

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this turned out. You can't help but smile when you see all those pops of color. Now following :) Visiting from Saved by Suzy!
    -Jazmine
    Keepitkrafty.blogspot.com

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  5. Seriously awesome! Such a great idea:) thanks so much for linking up!

    Www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Danielle, I'm so glad you like it!

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  6. I always come across wonderful makeovers at linky parties, but these pink film table are like "WHAT??!?!?!?! Does this person have GUTS or what?!" allllllllll smiles here!!

    Thanks from me in Illinois, USA tonight!


    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party tonight,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  7. that's awesome! i wasn't sure if you spray painted them or what, so i definitely wanted a closer look. love the fun pop of color!

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  8. what a FUN idea!! I love this!


    I featured this on my blog today:

    http://christinasadventures.com/2012/02/sunday-features-61.html

    And I pinned it too!

    http://pinterest.com/christinasadven/20-below-features/

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  9. LOVE your pink tables - great idea for the adhesive film!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you sooooo much, Jill! You always take the time to visit and to comment - you're the best!

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  10. Love the splash of color! I'm curious to know if the covering comes off easily.? I'm already a follower and saw you at Manic Monday. Nice job, nice blog!

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    1. Thank you, Danni! I've worked with adhesive film before and it's like a sticker, really. It stays put, but you can easily peel it off when you want to get rid of it. If there are glue marks, you can remove them with an alcohol solution. The only thing (and also improbable to happen) is not to keep them in very cold temperatures, in which case the glue will never give in.

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  11. These look amazing! Come share, please! http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/02/dwell-on-fridays-five.html

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  12. What a great idea! I love them and your cute living room!

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  13. I just love the tables!!! The pink just adds the right punch!

    I hope you'll share this over on my blog :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-4.html

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  14. What a fun idea! I just became a new follower and would like to invite you to stop by my brand new food blog and follow me, too! Thanks :)

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  15. These look so cool, and i love that you can keep changing their look!

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  16. This is such a great idea! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  17. Fantastic! I love the pop of color! Thanks for linking up!
    -Melissa

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  18. These look fantastic. What a wonderful idea. I would love it if you shared at Furniture Friday going on now.
    http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/02/furniture-friday-6-and-link-party.html
    xo...mONICa

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  19. What a fantastic tutorial! I would love to get some clear acrylic furniture in our basement (it's so dark!)

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  20. What a fun bright house! No winter blues there.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting! I really am weather-dependent

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  21. I love it - never would have thought of that. Feel free to link to the Success U Party at TheStuffofSuccess. I am your newest follower - have a terrific week. Athena

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  22. I love the wall color in your living room! And those pink tables against that blue wall...makes me happy! Thanks for linking up to Cutesy Monday!!

    XO! Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  23. Love these! Where do you get the adhesive film? I'm your newest follower. Stop by and visit if you get a chance.

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    1. I got it from a warehouse, but you can try this with colored window film!

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  24. How fun...these tables give the room(s) a nice punch of color! Awesome!

    Marilyn

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  25. Love your style. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're the best, Mindie! Thank you for your precious time :)

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  26. Oh that is so genius. Love the idea. Great tables and pink is perfect. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  27. I love this!

    And I'm your newest follower. :)
    katelyncarter.com

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  28. What a fabulous idea!! Love the fact that you can keep changing it up! Where do you purchase the film from? Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this on my Facebook page. Enjoy the rest of your week!
    jenn :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenn!!! I used a colored privacy window film, you can get it in any home improvement store.

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    1. Thank you, Amy, color is a must for me :)

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  30. I love the pink tables, love your turquoise room, and I LOVE your cat!!! I want all these three elements in my living room, right now!

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    1. The cat stays with me but the rest is yours :)

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  31. Ooh, what a fun idea! I had no clue you could do that. It definitely brightens them up.

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  32. Hi lovely lady.
    Your pink table is truly Beautiful !!!, you did a wonderful job putting this together for your room. This is my first time on your lovely blog. I will follow your two links if you follow me also. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    xxoo Diane

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  33. I sooooo have to look into doing this for my teenage daughter and niece - the both LOVE bright pink! Thanks for sharing such a neat idea!

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  34. This was a perfect post for the All Things Home link party...I think it fits the theme. I'm glad your pink tables make you happy....you know what they say...If mama ain't happy...

    Thanks so much for linking up!
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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    1. Thank you, Sharon, you are too kind, as always :)

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  35. These look amazing! I love the pop of color!

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  36. Neon is so "in"- I love this idea! Thanks for linking up to "Cowgirl Up!". I'll be looking for you next week too!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

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    1. Thank you so much, Samantha :) I like your neon post so much!

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  37. Wow - I love this idea!! We are always changing things in our home too. Mostly it's moving furniture around so the room gets a different feel. The color looks great. I can't wait to see it green!

    Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

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    1. Thank you, Betsy, you are very kind :)

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  38. Thanks for linking up at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality linky party! :)

    Christine
    xoxo

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  39. What a great transformation and so easy! Love the color!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I featured this today! :)

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  40. Over from Vintage Wanna Bee; your tables look fantastic! :)

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  41. What a cute, cute idea!! Love the pink and I love that you can change it when you feel like it!

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    1. Thank you, I will change it again quite often!

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  42. Those are adorable. Love that you can redo it to suit the seasons or your mood or decor.

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    1. Believe me, I could redo this every two months without remorse - I always want something new for the home.

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  43. i fell in love with those the second i saw them! i want some! thanks for linking this up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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    1. Thank you, Andie Jaye, you're sweet as always!

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  44. Awesome. I love pink. This is so great. Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Germany
    Catrin

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  45. Great idea, perfect tutorial and fabulous cat! Lots of fun and they look terrific!

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  46. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-your-stuff-13-chocolate-cover.html

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  47. Happy Pink Saturday!
    It is always nice to see what each lovely lady is up to...and the creativity that flows...I pray that you all have a blessed week !
    Please come by my blog anytime...I love having you!
    God Bless......Kandy

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  48. How fun!!! Love how these turned out! thanks for sharing at Uncommon! Bonnie :)

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  49. Gorgeous! Visiting from Pink Saturday, mine is Pink Mink Blankets, please come and see. Have a blessed weekend!

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  50. Ordinary clear tables into POPPING PINK! Love it!

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  51. Wow! How fabulous, I love it! Your room looks gorgeous too - very well done.

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    1. Thank you so much, Heather:) I'm always afraid that the room looks too girly to post on the blog.

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  52. Would LOVE it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  53. This is brilliant. I love these pink tables!

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  54. Hi I dont blog or have a profile, but I just came across this pic and I LOVE THEM!!! Where did you get the coffee tables?? I am so stealing this look lol

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    1. Hi, I don't know your name but welcome to my blog. Some of my best supporters are non-blogger readers:) I'm happy you like the look, feel free to replicate it and maybe send me a picture. I made the tables myself (bought the lucite from one company, cut and bent it at another company, smoothed the edges at another one) but you can buy them several places, in glass or lucite finish.
      The first that come to mind are these: http://www.cb2.com/accent-tables/furniture/peekaboo-clear-nesting-tables-set-of-three/f117. Cheers!

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  55. What a great way to add colour to a room without making a permanent commitment :-) I love the bright pink, but I bet the lime will look fantastic too. Such a great way to change the look of a room without too much work :-)

    Kelly

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    1. Change also the pillows on a couch and maybe some art on the wall and you've got a make-over ;)

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  56. Super cute and a great idea! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to stop by :)

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  57. These are so cute. Thanks for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays. The linky party starts in just over 12 hours. Would love to see what you've been up to this week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to stop by, I'm honored :)

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  58. Oh my gosh. I LOVE the pink! They look fantastic! What a great idea! I've never thought about using those films on anything other than glass! Now I have to find my own tables to try it on! :)
    Melody

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    1. Oh, you can totally do it! The possibilities are endless! Thank you so much for making time to stop by :)

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  59. Wow, wow, WOW! What a difference that pop of color makes! LOVE it!! I'm so glad you shared this at Shine on Fridays!

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    1. I'm so honored and happy that you like it! Thank you so much for making time to stop by :)

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  60. super job changing out the tables! I don't think I have the patience to do that. :)
    thanks for linking up to catch as catch can!
    gail

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    1. Thank you so much, Gail! I am quite experienced with adhesives, so it took me very little to do it (but always watch out for the air bubbles)

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  61. That is such a great fix for a totally new look. Nice job! Thanks for linking to my party.

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit yourself, Suzy :)

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  62. WoW how amazing are these

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday.
    Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow

    Natasha xxx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Natasha, you can count me in!

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