As most of us DIY homies know, doing it yourself sometimes means doing it (shittily) yourself, or sometimes scrapping the whole thing and starting over.
This is one of those times.
When I bought our amazing craigslist coffee table I knew I wanted to build a box wrapped in brass to make it taller. A lot of you said I should just leave it but we eat dinner at ours a lot so we need something taller.
We started with a box my husband built in the appropriate dimensions. I spray painted it with a gold paint that was supposed to look like plated metal. It didn't. Then I bought a roll of sheet metal from the craft store.
We covered the box in ultra strong carpet tape and cut the metal with an x-acto knife.
We ruined about half of the sheet trying to figure out the right method. Then we got it right and got one side covered pretty well.
The problem is since the metal came in a roll it doesn't look flat. Being rolled up created little bumpys which are hard to see in this photo but it real life it's less than ideal.
So its back to the drawing board again.
I got some shiny gold wrapping paper we are going to try.
Have you had any DIY trials and tribulations lately?
Please tell me I'm not alone.
P.S. I got sooooo much done over the three day weekend. Its amazing what one extra day off can do. I will have a few quick changes to share with you this week. Hooray!