Make A Metallic Table

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Cubes are versatile pieces of furniture that can do double duty as a side table while providing storage. 

To make a plain timber cube table more eye-catching, cover every surface with wallpaper, including the inside. 

We used Hicks by Kelly Hoppen, as the geometric design in taupe and charcoal with a metallic silver accent worked well with the cube’s shape. 

Choose a small-sized pattern because a large design won’t be completed or repeated enough to be visually understood, and will be harder to line up on narrow surfaces.

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Cubes are versatile pieces of furniture that can do double duty as a side table while providing storage

Step 1. Cut the wallpaper

Position the wallpaper right side down on a flat surface. Turn the cube table on each side to trace the outline and the circle cutouts using a marker pen. Be mindful of the pattern as the corners will have to match up. Cut out the wallpaper using a utility blade and scissors, working on a cutting mat.

Step 2. Apply the paste

Mix the paste in a plastic tub and use a paintbrush to apply to the top of the table, keeping a damp cloth on hand to wipe away any excess paste or drips. Don’t use too much paste or the paper may become soggy and tear. TIP Lightly sand varnished or painted timber to create a key for the adhesive

Step 3. Paper the cube

Position a piece of wallpaper on the tabletop and use a smoothing and edging tool to smooth the wallpaper. Repeat to cover all the sides and the interior of the cube, making sure the pattern lines up on all the corners. TIP To seal the top, apply a clear water-based matt varnish.

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