Photo credit: Spikesplayfood / Reddit
At first glance, this appears to be just another coffee table found, but Reddit users spikesplayfood and erinnnnx decided to give it a complete Game of Thrones makeover. So, they gathered some refurbished wood, a detailed map of Westeros, and plenty of tools, to do the job. Best of all, the entire project took less than $200 to finish. For those interested, you can continue reading to see how the entire project went down in step-by-step fashion.
Here’s a little more information on the process: “I created a Photoshop canvas the size of the table (minus an inch on each side so the edge of the wood could show) and cropped the image just so that one continent would fit. I had to move a couple labels/names on the map so they wouldn’t be cut off, and took it to my local Kinkos to be printed on a plain/matte card stock.
The first test print was terrible, the background was mostly black, it was just the way the ink set on the paper from their printer. To account for the way the printer read/printed color, I brightened the background a LOT and increased the saturation of the land just slightly. After about 4-5 test prints I was finally happy and got a full print out. The Modge Podge we used secured the poster to the table and made sure there were no air pockets that would affect the epoxy seal layer. We picked that up from Michaels (or any craft store really).”