– Old coffee table – 3 lengths of 4" x 1" wood – plywood – Wood glue – Paints of choice – Stencil (optional) – Tempered glass if it's not on your table
Step 1: Prep work
The first step in my coffee table makeover was to cut out the mesh with a craft knife. I then tidied up the edges with the knife and a bit of sanding.
Step 2: Build your Shadow Box Frame
Next was to measure the sides of what would become the shadowbox. As they say measure twice cut once, trust me this is very solid advice.
Step 3: Add Corner Brackets
When your happy with how the frame fits, add your corner brackets to your lengths of wood. You are attaching these to the underside of the table.
Step 4: Cut & Paint your Plywood
Next, cut your plywood to fit your frame. It should come to the outer edges of your box so it will look neater.
Step 5: Paint the Table
I gave it a nice light base colour. I used Little Lamb and dry brushed with Goddess Ashwagandha. I used Cappuccino Stain and Finishing Oil to enhance the wood look.