If you have plain wood console tables in your home, you may have found yourself thinking you would like them to be something more.
Chances are you have looked in stores and seen all sorts of other console or sofa tables that have been decorated in a number of ways, and have debated those looks for your home. Plenty of people choose tile or paint as ways to dress up plain wood console tables, but often this really changes the overall look of the pieces to something very different. If you are in love with the wood, but just want them to have a little more oomph, you may want to instead consider having a little wood burning done on the surface to give them personality while still enjoying the look and traits of the wood your tables are made of.
There are two ways you can go about having your wood console tables burned. You can hire someone to do the job for you, or do it yourself. If you are going to hire someone to do it for you, remember this is essentially asking an artist to make a creation for you, and you may have to pay accordingly for such services.
If you like the idea of doing it yourself, you may have a little reluctance to take on such a job. You may be worried that you will completely destroy the tables if you make a mistake. The key to not making a mistake is to do some practice before you do the final work.
Most craft stores sell wood burning kits and will give you all the information you need to get started on this venture.
Before you ever think of getting anywhere near your tables, you need to practice your new found skills. Read the manual that comes with the wood burning kit carefully to make sure you what to do and how to do it. Then experiment on other pieces of wood to make sure you know how much pressure to place on the wood, and for how long, to get the color and markings that you want in the wood.
The final test you should do is on wood that is similar (the same is best if you can find it) as the type of wood your wood console tables are made of. This way you will know the feel and burn point of this exact kind of wood and how your tables will likely react to you working with them.
Design Your Pieces
Once you know how the wood you are going to work with will react to the wood burning tools, you need to decide on a design for your tables. As you know, you can't undo burning of wood. Therefore create a design, draw it in pencil on the tables and really look at it to see if it's what you are going to want in the long run.
Once you know you have the right design and like the way it looks on the pieces, get to work with your burning tool. Take your time and soon you will have wood console tables that you love and have a piece of you in them.
Author Jennifer Akre is an owner of different niche online stores that offer customers not only products, but information relating to furnishing and decorating indoor and outdoor living spaces. Whether you want to redecorate your living room or create the ultimate outdoor environment perfect for entertaining, there is a lot of helpful advice to take advantage of to make it happen. Today, she shares her insight when investing in simply elegant accent tables and sleek and chic sofa tables for your modern home.