Thursday, July 18, 2013

Frat House Party Table!

My cousin Colby is a student at The University of South Dakota. And is a member of the Fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon. He asked me if I could make him a coffee table for his frat house with their school logo on it.
So I followed the same plans as the DIY Patio Table, and just a few adjustments. He wanted it about 3ft long and 2 1/2 ft wide.
You can see the full tutorial on the little square below. 
After the table was built and painted I brought it in the basement so I could use my mini-projector to outline the logo. I haven't use it very much, so any chance I get to use it I will jump on it.
This particular projector was fairly inexpensive at Michael's. I used a Sunday paper coupon for 50% off a regular priced item. So I believe it cost me around $15-20?? But does work really well for small projects.

One thing with using a projector is positioning... tricky tricky LOL

After the logo was outlined I had several examples on hand there to make sure I got it right. Then I grabbed my small paint brushes and started a painting...

After this was dry, I took it outside and put some polyurethane on it.
Several layers of it actually. Because I have a pretty good idea what this table will be used for... Playing soda pop games...or bridge???

I'm gonna deliver this beauty to him this weekend!


  1. This looks really good! I've always wanted to try projector stenciling. I really like that you painted the edge red, too. How'd he like it?

    1. He loved it!!! Hopefully he will send me a pic of it actually in the frat house!