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Step 1: Step by Step Process Mermaid Coffee Table

Be sure the piece you have selected is structurally sound and make repairs where needed

Step 2:

Using a pneumatic staple gun, I positioned the Barbies and fastened them to the wood. Next I filled gaps and tried to cover the toy doll joints in the arms and hips, using construction glue (liquid Nail)

Step 3:

Mardi Gras beads can ad pizazz

Step 4:

For the hair I pipe liquid nail using a calking gun. after a day to dry the glue at room temp I coat the piece with a white paint, (salvaged paint of course)

Step 5:

Tail fins can be made of scrap tin or plastic. Covered and textured with liquid nail. After the paint has dried I brush on a heavy coat of Black Walnut Watco wood Stain. Then let the stain set for about an hour. Then using Goof-off and a soft rag I wipe of the stain, leaving stain in the deeper surfaces of the piece. I call this look "Fabby Freak" ...

Step 7:

Last step: Go to my Face Book art page and Please "Like" it.... 
startree2 years ago
great project! excellent use of barbies too :)
antioch2 years ago
no way!
Lord of The Things (author)  antioch2 years ago
Way? Do you mean No Way to the $400?
haha, no! no way to the awesomeness!
anonygrazer2 years ago
Freakin' AWESOME!!!

When I 1st hit your page only the finished picture came up so I didn't know you'd used Barbie's and liquid nails for hair and thought it must be a pretty expensive project . Very, very creative and I'm hoping to find a project to use your technique on, thanks!

I'd "like" you on Facebook but I'm the last person in the world w/o a page.
Lord of The Things (author)  anonygrazer2 years ago
P.S. I sold it for $400.00 :)