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  1. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Before my youngest went back to school there was a list of things that he wanted to do with me but we had so little time between the end of summer baseball and move-in day. One was to do the wheels and paint on his Fit, another was to make a cool table for his apartment at school. We got the Fit done but not the table because it just took so many hours to resurrect what was chosen and fit lights to it. I think that he will think it worth the two week wait...

    While at RED my wife and son found a great donor at an antique mall for $39. When I got home it was actually a great candidate structurally but unfortunately (for me) there was a really nice piece under the shi**y paint that someone had applied. I've not restored any furniture but this seemed like as good a time as any to learn and bring back some of its beauty.

    We started with this:
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    And got to this:
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    These work best with real one-way glass and real mirror but my local glass shop is incredibly slow. Not wanting any more delay I used some mirrored tint from Home Depot and applied it to the bottom of the existing glass and cut a sheet of plexi for the bottom and tinted it mirrored too. The LED's work off of a wireless remote and have effects like "chase" in addition to variable colors and brightness.

    When the glass shop calls about the real stuff I'll turn it into a mirror for wall art. Hope you enjoy and maybe pick up an idea!
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  2. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    Cool restoration. Looks much better in the current finish that that nasty paint.
  3. Cargo

    Cargo JFL lover

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    Thats great looking.
  4. Patient_Cero

    Patient_Cero Oakley Collector

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    Well done on keeping the original piece in tact. The LED addition is pretty sweet, be sweet on a low setting while watching movies.
  5. Nortika

    Nortika I should Work at Oakley Premium Member

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    Nice table, you did a sweet job with the lights!
  6. rightcoastnj

    rightcoastnj Oakley Enthusiast

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    looks awesome, i might've done some research on the piece before adding the LED's as it is very ornate and beautiful looking..definitely hand made.