The Art of Darkness

Ouija Dining Table

October 1st, 2009 by Cobwebs

Ouija TableCheck out this awesome ouija board dining table over at CraftyGoths. The artist sanded the top of a wooden table, stained the edges, and hand-painted(!) all of the symbols. It’s just gorgeous.

I’d never be able to manage the hand-painting bit,* and some of the drawings are a little too finely-detailed to do with stencils, but I bet a similar effect could be accomplished by printing out the symbols and then decoupaging them to the tabletop. Seal it with several coats of spar varnish and it should hold up just fine.

The artist says she plans to put a lazy susan shaped like a planchette in the middle of the table, which is additional brilliance.

One of the post commenters says that she did a similar ouija board on her bathroom counter (no details on what materials she used), and you could do one on a smaller side table or desk, too. It’s elegant and creepy at the same time. I love it.

*I have the artistic talent of Rembrandt. If he were hogtied and stuffed in a sack of live weasels.

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  1. Anne_Hedonia Says:

    I’m the one with the bathroom counter…if anyone’s interested I sanded the counter, sponge-painted several layers of brown until it was the shade I wanted. I blew up the letters, numbers, and art I’d printed of an Ouija board on a regular copier (at work – ssshhh!) cut them out, and used Puzzle Saver to adhere them. Then two coats of puzzle saver over the whole counter, followed by two coats of gloss varnish.
    It stands up VERY well! I apply a new coat of gloss varnish every few months.

  2. kristine Says:

    love this table. would love to use one of these one day. not nervey enough i guess.

  3. Fiend4Halloween Says:

    This table, and idea, are FAB-U-LOUS!!!!! I’ve got to do this, thanks for the posting!!!!

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