Kristine recently visited her parents and spied this…
It’s too tall for a regular side table but too short to stand on the floor. She took some quick measurements and sure enough, the proportions were perfect. Appearance wasn’t pretty.
Kristine took inspiration from the drum and decided on a pressed tin look. Here is what she did:
Make sure the drum is empty and give it a thorough all-over clean. Next, turn it upside down so the bottom becomes the top and play around with the positioning of the plastic lace. Because the lace in its original form and too wide for the drum, create a new decorative edge by trimming around the pattern in the existing design with scissors.
Next, wrap it around the drum to work out where it will meet and trim it so it neatly overlaps just a little. To adhere it to the drum, use a generous amount of glue all over the drum’s sides (using a paint brush) then roll lace into position. Applyd some additional glue to the ends to ensure it is well bonded to the drum.
Add lace to the top of the drum to hide stamping or imperfections.
Once the glue is thoroughly dry, give the entire drum three coats of gloss enamel spray paint.
This project was purely experimental but it’s gorgeous, isn’t it? LOVE IT!