In the world of DIY projects, accidents happen. Sometimes, these accidents are just the right excuse to get the ball rolling on an awesome redesign.
When Reddit user liddlenomnom accidentally spilled acetone on a table that he had purchased for $10, he knew that it was finally time to bite the bullet and start the refurbishing project that he had been putting off.
Although he may be a bit of an accident-prone artist, his attention to detail is out of this world. After completely stripping the entire kitchen table, liddlenomnom painted a gorgeous tabletop inspired by a trip to some botanical gardens in Chicago.
This is the flower that inspired liddlenomnom to start the redesign.
He began by stripping and sanding the table.
Our designer then painted the legs.
After reassembling the table, it was time to begin the staining process.
He began by sketching out the design with a mechanical pencil.
He thought it would be best to start from the middle of the table and work his way out to avoid dragging his arm through the pattern.
As the staining process continued, he used q-tips and a rag to blend and achieve different hues.
It became quite clear early on that this project was going to take a bit longer than expected.
After more than nine months of hard work, the tabletop was finally complete!
All that was left to do was add a protective coating to the top.