MoR Mobile β


New Users Please read the thread in the Introductions Section.
Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum

16 years ago in 2005, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy built the 10 Cane distillery in Trinidad.

Search by Label Name
Other Searches
Ministry of Rum Blog
Rum Events
Member Map
Rum Producers
Retail Index
Bars & Restaurants
Distributor Index
Rum Importer Index
Articles
Interviews
Frequently Asked Rum Questions
Rum 101
Test your Rum IQ
Rum Glossary
Rum Recipes
Ministry of Rum Giftshop
Trade Registry

Go Back   Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Ministry of Rum Connoisseur's Cabinet > TheRumelier
Forgot Password?
Register FAQ Members List Unregistered Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
    Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
TheRumelier
Senior Member
 
TheRumelier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Posts: 890
Default Decoupage Rhum Table



I thought I would just share with my fellow rum lovers a little project I started yesterday with some old French rhum labels, a beat up old table from the hardware store and some paper glue. I just have to add several coats of clear coat varnish to finish the project.
I had several old Fench rhum labels I had collected many years ago just wasting away in album and decided it would be better to see them everyday. So I thought I would read up about the hobby of decoupage and do a table top and place the table near my bar. So far so good, even the wife approves, which is pretty good since she has to put up with about 700 bottles of rum, an old barrel (even though varnished), a small copper pot still, numerous small barrels and several rum posters, etc., etc. lying around our apartment.
I like collecting labels off bottles, but some just do not co-operate. If anybody has any ideas how to get labels off please let me know.
__________________
The Rumelier
British by birth, Welsh by the grace of God, Caribbean by soul.
http://www.caribbeanwaterfrontproperty.co
http://www.therumelier.com
TheRumelier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 12:11 AM   #2
Edward Hamilton
Founder
 
Edward Hamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sailboat in the Caribbean and hotels.
Posts: 4,796
Default

Nice table. I lost several hundred labels when my boat sunk a few years ago. The newer acetate labels are harder to get off the bottles than the old paper labels which sometimes dissolved. I look forward to seeing that in person someday.
__________________
.
Edward Hamilton
Ambassador of Rum
Ministry of Rum

When I dream up a better job, I'm going to take it. In the meantime, the research continues.
Edward Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 01:06 AM   #3
itsme_timd
Senior Member
 
itsme_timd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Woodstock, GA (ATL!)
Posts: 143
Default

Very nice! I plan to do that soon with cigar bands that I have collected.
itsme_timd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 11:55 AM   #4
lperry
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Posts: 139
Default

Have you tried the label lift removers that they make for wine labels? I don't know if it's exactly what you want because they add a layer of lamination to the label that I don't believe can be removed, but they do work.
lperry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 04:03 PM   #5
TheRumelier
Senior Member
 
TheRumelier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Posts: 890
Default




I thought I would show a close up of the table before clear coat applied.
IPerry, I haven't tried the wine label remover, but will investigate more as I hate throwing away bottles with labels that do not come off. I'm always soaking bottles in the sink!!
__________________
The Rumelier
British by birth, Welsh by the grace of God, Caribbean by soul.
http://www.caribbeanwaterfrontproperty.co
http://www.therumelier.com
TheRumelier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 04:11 PM   #6
leisure master
Senior Member
 
leisure master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 293
Default

I think that table is great - very nice work (both making the table and emptying all those bottles!)

Good luck on applying the clearcoat - please share more photos once you're all done!
__________________
Rhum Rhum Room
leisure master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 05:20 PM   #7
TheRumelier
Senior Member
 
TheRumelier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Posts: 890
Default

Joe I gotta figure out how to load some larger photos. First coat of clear coat just applied. I have the fan on drying it so I can get another coat on today.
Those labels are way before my time unfortunately. But I love trying to get labels off all the bottles I finish. Going hunting for some wine label removers right now.
__________________
The Rumelier
British by birth, Welsh by the grace of God, Caribbean by soul.
http://www.caribbeanwaterfrontproperty.co
http://www.therumelier.com
TheRumelier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 06:07 PM   #8
JMac
Senior Member
 
JMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Surrey, BC
Posts: 527
Default

this might do more harm than good but my father-in-law makes his own wine and his own wine labels. So when a bottle of the store bought stuff is finished he steams (using household clothing iron) off the current label to replace it with his own.

The steaming works great for his needs but since you want to preserve the labels.....maybe a hybrid method???
JMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Ministry of Rum Connoisseur's Cabinet > TheRumelier

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vine & Table Carmel, Indiana Edward Hamilton Rum Events 1 08-16-2008 07:05 PM


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 12:54 PM.


Rum Chat
Recent Posts
Early Autumn Special Offers at Waitrose
posted by Berbician
What's happened to this site over last few years, it's a ghosttown!
posted by bunnyhugs
Anyone else banned from the Ministry of Rum Facebook Group?
posted by bunnyhugs
Flor de Cana 12 Year Old
posted by Berbician
Mount Gay Black Barrel
posted by Berbician
Slainte!
posted by Berbician
Hello
posted by Berbician
Last month this site was viewed more than 750,000 times by the best people in the world - those who appreciate rum.
Ministry of Rum on
facebook link
Follow @Ed_Hamilton on

vB ver 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content on this forum copyright 1995 - 2014 Ministry of Rum.