DIY Tumblr Pinterest Collage Table | Home Decor | ANN LE

(uplifting music) – Hi guys, how’s it going? So, I’m so sorry I’ve been
very quiet on my channel lately, but if you guys
have been following me on my social medias you would know that I’ve been travelling and
for the past couple weeks and I’ve still been
working for my channel. But, it’s just these are
things that are going to happen in the future. Also, I was in New York CIty just recently for the Today Show. I filmed a D.I.Y. segment,
a Halloween D.I.Y segment and it was really fun,
very exciting stuff. And, I’ve very happy to
hear you guy’s feedback. I’m so excited for all that
I kind of got overwhelmed after travelling and I
just froze, like you know. You know how it is when
you’re like so busy, so overwhelmed you just
like stop everything you’re doing. So, that was pretty much me. I had to kind of take a step back, reflect upon life I guess you can say, decompress a little bit
and just remotivate myself. So, today’s video is kind of like a D.I.Y. to help me just uplift my spirit more. I have this table. (grunts)
right here, it’s not so heavy. It’s been sitting around my
home for a long time now. I’ve been wanting to repurpose
it, but I just haven’t come across any ideas. Since, you know, all these
things have been happening I thought it would be
really nice to create a motivational, inspirational collage so that way I have something to look at and just kind of like
give me that extra push. So, I hope you guys will like this D.I.Y. and let’s get started. All right guys, so for
this project I am going to repurpose this table, but you can also use any other furnitures in your home you don’t mind repurposing
with a flat surface or you can also use a board. Next up, I will be using this
pour-on high gloss finish that I found from my craft
store, but you can also find this online. Now, if you cannot find this
you can also use a decoupage or Mod Podge to do this, but
of course, the high gloss finish would definitely give
you a more professional look. Next up, I printed out some photocollages that I made on Photoshop. And, I have a tutorial
on this under my Tumblr notebook tutorial. So, check that out if you
haven’t, I will place the link on the bottom of this video. The theme of our tabletop
today is inspiration and motivation. I love collecting these
photos from Pinterest and online and I would
save them onto my desktop. So, basically what we’re
doing is the same thing collecting these photos
that we found online for our own personal purpose and reason, except we have it on our tabletop. However, I do not suggest
or recommend for you guys to do this and resell it because that would not be
right to take other people’s artwork and resell it
and make money out of it. We’re just basically doing
what we do on Pinterest by saving these photos, collecting them, but we’re putting it on our
own personal nightstand, or little tabletop. With the same table that
I showed you guys earlier I’m going to lay out
my photos on top of it. Now, the reason why my
table looks a little bit more white is because I
sprayed on some paint primer, but that part you don’t have to do. I just wanted to experiment
with something different. So, I laid out my photos and gave myself a little idea of how I will be doing this. And then, on a clean
table surface apply on some Mod Podge. Just make sure to apply on
a even coat of Mod Podge along your table surface. And then, the next thing what I like to do now, this I was testing
out I apply on the photos on top of the Mod Podge,
but what I noticed was that the photos curled up. So, I had to apply even moisture on top and on the bottom of the photos just because of what I’m using
is a thick card stock paper. What I learned was with
thicker paper like these card stock photos is that
you need the same amount of moisture on top as well. So, what I did was take out
my brush and immediately brushed the glue that was on the table onto the pictures. Now, I didn’t like that
method because the glue dried up so, so quick. So, I use a different method
and I pour in some glue in a tray, the Mod Podge,
along with some water and then I dipped my
pictures in the mixture and then applied it onto the tabletop, which worked out perfectly. So, here I just continue that
method by dipping the pictures into my little mixture and
then placing it on my tabletop. As you’re doing this
make sure all the photos are flat onto the surface
and that there are no air pockets or bubbles showing. This next step makes me
so nervous just because this is my very first
time trying it on camera. Well, actually trying it all together. Based on the instructions on my box I pour equal amounts of
the liquids in one cup. And then, after you mix
it well pour it into a second cup and mix again. Now, we are ready to pour the resin onto the tabletop. So, here I go. I’m going to form a oval or a square. And then, in the center
I’m going to fill that in with the rest of the mixture. So, after you do so what you want to do is kind of move the table side to side so that way the resin can spread around. And then, with a card or something flat you can take that and spread the mixture evenly onto the tabletop. If you feel like your layer is too thin you can go ahead and add on another layer. This next step may look
scary, or a bit intimidating to you, but don’t worry it
is very, very easy to do. So, all you basically need
is a torch, and you can use a creme brulee torch to do this. Hold the flame about three inches above your table surface and try
to cover all the tabletop surface as much as possible. So, this way the fire,
the flame can eliminate all the air bubbles
leaving you with a nice, flawless finish. After that last step just
let your table set to dry for up to seven hours or overnight. And, the next morning after
the gloss is completely dry take out a blade to cut off
any excess gloss that dripped on the side last night. And then, take a sanding
block to give yourself a clean edge. And, that is it. You have yourself a beautiful,
professional looking table. I have to say that this
is one of my very first time making this D.I.Y.
while I am filming it and I am so proud of
myself for making this. I absolutely love, love how
this tabletop turned out. It is gorgeous. And, I hope you guys love it, too. So, that concludes our D.I.Y. for today. Thank you guys so much for watching. And also, if you enjoyed
this video or if you would like to see more D.I.Y.s then don’t forget to give this video a thumbs up. I would really appreciate it. Also, comment below let me know what are some of the things, or
share with all of us here let us know, you know, what motivates you or what inspires you. And, I will see you guys next week. Oh yeah, one more thing I’m going to have some really awesome D.I.Y.s coming up soon for this upcoming holiday season. And, I’m gonna overload
you guys with videos. So, stay tuned for that
and I’ll see you next time. (kiss noise)

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