Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Adult Coloring Book Ikea Hack

I admit it, I love adult coloring books.  L-O-V-E  T-H-E-M!!!!  Actually, I dig almost any coloring book from My Little Pony to anything Disney.  Coloring is a form of active meditation that really works.  Try it and you'll see how the day just melts away.  Add a glass of wine in the mix and your evening is SET.  For this Ikea hack I used enlarged copies of my favorite blank pages and a few of my colored pages, but this could also be fun with the entire table covered in copies of your favorite colored pages.  If you decide to tackle this project, just remember to have fun, make messes 
and don't forget to Make Your Mark!  
 Not sure I want to put anything on top!
Terrific place for inspiration

Watch how easy it is to make here!
You'll Need
Simple table (I used an Ikea Lack Table)
Adult coloring book page copies (I enlarged mine)
Paintbrush
Scissors
Craft knife
1.  Cut out your copies and figure out your layout
2.  Spray the top of your image with water
3.  Spray the back of your image with E-6000 Spray Adhesive
4. Carefully place your image in place
5.  Blot excess moisture with a cloth
6.  When dry, cut of excess with a craft knife
*Glide it along the edges for a clean finish
7.  Repeat the process on all of the sides
8. & 9.  Cover all 4 legs
10.  Add copies of your favorite colored pages to the center 
*Like a table runner
11.  Coat all pieces with Americana Decoupage in gloss
12.  Screw in the legs
A few of my favorite pages for you to print out  



38 comments:

  1. I love this! Thank you for sharing! As always you have some awesome ideas and do such a kick butt job at executing them!

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    1. Christine! I share for wonderful people like you who always encourage me to keep doing my best! Big hugs! xoxo

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  2. You always do the most fabulous projects and you make me want to do all of them !!!!
    deezie

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    1. You always leave the best comments Deezie! Big hugs!

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  3. Fabulous! And what a great way to repurpose anything!

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  4. Thanks Cindy! Great to hear from you!

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  5. Just the cutest table ever! You did an amazing job on it! Impressed??? You betcha I am!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Ingenious! I don't have a spot for another table but can see myself doing something similar to a tray so thanks for the inspiration. P.S. I enjoy your enthusiasm and can do attitude!

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  7. Thanks so much September. Love your name! Love it!

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  8. Love Love Love this! Thank you for sharing - my creative mind is spinnin! : ))

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  9. πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’žπŸ’ŸπŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’š

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  10. I may use this idea to cover the closet doors in my work room!

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  11. What kind of paper was this printed on? Love your work!

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    1. You can print this on plain copy paper. The Americana Decoupage is a terrific sealer.

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  12. Thanks alot for sharing .. ^_^
    I 've wanted the same pattern of flowers you used and I can't thank you enough for putting them for us .. ^_^

    Um a new fan of your work and I loved all of the crafts I have seen on your youtube channel so far ... <3

    Thanks again ^_^

    Regards from Egypt ... ^_^

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  13. I love this idea, and I think i know what table i want to do it on.
    Need to save my money to buy it.....one question..
    I have Mod Podge in my stash, is that the same thing as the sealer you recommend? The bottle says its a sealer glue finish.
    thanks for your great enthusiasm and creative ideas.....vivian

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  14. Hey Mark! This is absolutely amazing. Love all of the easy details. Cathryn

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  15. Thanks for the idea! What kind of markers can be used on the finished product?

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    1. I'd use Sharpies. Lots of color and can go over any surface.

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  16. Awesome post really i was waiting for this kind of post so long.thanks for the post.sharing with us.

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    1. You got it Best Kept! Thanks for the comment!

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  17. The best part of coloring pages is that you can use your own favorite colors (I love using pastels) and create your own little pieces of art!
    Thanks for the inspiration, pinning :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment Diana! Check us out tomorrow......We're uploading another Adult Coloring Book DIY......Super fun, too!

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  18. Cool idea! One question though; Do you have to color the pages before? Or can you complete it with uncolored pages and then color it after with sharpies and then reseal with something? I just think it would be fun to color it in after. �� Also, I saw someone else ask as well, but can you use mod podge?

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    1. Hi Danni, you can do it either way. I like coloring first and then covering the table, but either way is fine. As for the ModPodge. I like it for some things but tbh I prefer the Americana formulas because they don't get sticky when there is moisture in the air. You could use their matte and then color them with sharpies after it's covered if you want. It's really up to you.

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  19. I have tried this today but the colouring paper went on flat using the adhesive spray glue but as soon as I put modpodge on wrinkles appeared that couldn't be pushed out. It looks terrible :( I don't know what I did wrong any idea?

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    1. Did you mist both sides of the paper with water using a spray bottle? It relaxes the paper so it doesn't wrinkle. It sounds to me like you only sprayed the one side.

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  20. Can I use this technique to make an erasable coloring book table or is this for permanent color? Can I use dry erase markers and then erase the color to reuse?

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    1. I haven't tried dry erase, but you might want to give it a try on another surface first. It sounds like a great idea!

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