METHOD

DRUM - - Décor -

Be­fore you be­gin, fill any holes in the ta­ble with wood filler, then use sand­pa­per to smooth over.

Paint the ta­ble and leave to dry be­fore cov­er­ing the top.

STEP 1

Mea­sure the width and length of the table­top.

STEP 2

To de­ter­mine how much pa­per you’ll need, mea­sure how much of an over­hang you’ll need, tak­ing into ac­count the thick­ness of the table­top. Add this to the measuremen­ts in step 1. We pro­vided 6cm all round. Rather leave too much than too lit­tle – you can trim away any ex­cess.

STEP 3

Now you know the di­men­sions, use the grid­lines on the back of the con­tact pa­per as a guide to cut it. Also mark on the grid­lines where the over­lap starts so you know where to place the pa­per when you start to stick it down.

STEP 4

Peel back a lit­tle of the back­ing pa­per from one cor­ner. Don’t re­move all the back­ing pa­per at once – rather peel and stick the con­tact pa­per down bit by bit to pre­vent bub­bles from form­ing. Start stick­ing down the pa­per from the edge of one of the short sides of the ta­ble, mak­ing sure you’ve pro­vided for the over­hang.

STEP 5

Use a squeegee to get rid of air bub­bles as you ap­ply the pa­per from one edge to the other, cov­er­ing the en­tire table­top.

STEP 6

Cut a slit in the ­cor­ner of the over­hang­ing pa­per then use the squee­gee tool to smooth the pa­per down and un­der the edges of the table­top. Do this with all four cor­ners.

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