This guy decided to decorate the top of his kitchen table, which he designed and made to order. According to his plan, the top of the worktop was to be decorated with bottle caps, which will perfectly transform the kitchen space.
He and his friends have been making bottle caps for 5 years to implement this idea. They collected 2,530 caps from local and imported beer bottles. “Initially, the idea was to assemble an image from bottle caps,” he says. “Then we came up with the idea of switching to a simpler solution, the gradient effect.” The chosen technique is called ROYGBIV.
It is a sequence of shades, usually called “rainbow”, that is, the arrangement of colors corresponds to the color spectrum of the rainbow. In order to achieve the desired pattern, the team spent more than 4 hours working in several passes. “At first I was quite active and enthusiastic sorting corks by color, but then we got to entropy, which was preceded by New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk beer. That must have been the magic part.” At the end of the finished work, we covered with epoxy resin in 5 layers. Everything is ready ! A great option for a pleasant conversation at home. A craftsman made the counter on the kitchen table very unusual
To implement this idea, he and his friends prepared 2,530 bottle caps over 5 years.
The work on the idea started with the color selection of the caps. “We wanted to sort them according to the colors of the rainbow spectrum”, comments the craftsman.
As a base, our team used two sheets of good quality plywood. Poplar side boards, cut on a circular machine and milled by hand
“We painted the surface black. It took a few cans of Rust-Oleum for this. We did not try to obtain a perfectly smooth result, since we will still cover with epoxy. »
“Still, try to make the surface as smooth as possible, otherwise the resin will start to build up in the holes”
“Initially, the idea was to assemble an image from bottle caps, then we had the idea to choose a simpler solution – a gradient effect”
“The resin fills every empty space. Therefore, it should be poured slowly, in thin layers, otherwise it will completely cover the eyelids.’
“It took us about 5 coats to fill the lids”
“The sense of taste told us that for contrast certain blankets of different colors should be scattered over the surface”
“Look how we have arranged them. The color palette of the lids seems to flow smoothly from one color to the next, creating a seamless look.
“This project, which we did together, is very close to my heart. A great option for a pleasant conversation at home. It turned out to be an excellent handmade ”