Collection of Bottle Caps
When looking at what I wanted to do for my upcycling project I kept getting drawn towards doing something with bottle caps. My roommates and I have a tendency to keep the bottle caps when drinking beer with the intent of eventually doing something with all of them and this was the perfect excuse to finally do something. I also knew that I wanted to do a piece of furniture for my apartment. I had a couple of ideas as to what I wanted to build but nothing set in stone.
It was with this in mind that I set out to the thrift stores and ReSource to find some inspiration. The intent was to find some kind of furniture-like object to either use as part of the project or to take ideas from an object I saw for a project I could recreate. While searching I found and old outdoor plant holder as seen in the picture below.
Old Outdoor Plant Holder
It definitely needs a paint job and some small structural fixes, but was the perfect height for an end table to the couches in my apartment. It was from this object that my final idea was formed. While looking through a thrift store I also found a mirror with a cool frame laying over it. This was a perfect vessel to hold bottle cap as well as functioning as a top for the table. I took some of the bottle caps I had and glued them on the new table top to make a cool pattern as seen below.
Table Top in Progress
Finally, I found some scrap acrylic from Mcguckins that will work perfectly for a flat surface to cover the bottle caps.
I still have some work to do before this project is complete. The stand itself still needs to be painted and fixed up. I also still need to figure out how I am going to attach the acrylic to the table top and how to attach the table top to the stand, but overall I am pretty happy with the results so far and excited to see it completed.