This is an oldie but a goodie. At one point in time a few years ago, I was in search of a new coffee table. It struck me at the time how boring most coffee tables are, and the ones that aren’t boring are usually hideous. Neither option appealed to me or my living room decor!
So I got to thinking about making a unique coffee table and I just couldn’t stop thinking “Periodic Table.” I considered creating a coffee table with the standard-issue chemistry class periodic table, but then I stumbled across this GENIUS project: http://azuregrackle.com/periodictable/table/, and I knew immediately what I would do. I tracked down a super-boring but high quality oak coffee table and used paint, paper, and Mod Podge to transform it into my own Periodic Coffee Table of the Elements. Behold!
And here are a few closeups of my favorite elements (well, not favorite ELEMENTS, because I love all the elements equally [doesn’t everybody?], but my favorite PRINTS of the elements):
In the interest of education, I’ll leave it to you to discover what the more cryptic of these elements are. Please visit the project website, too, for more information: http://azuregrackle.com/periodictable/table/. I believe they may even sell prints of certain of the elements.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!