Man Collects Bottle Caps For 5 Years To Redo His Kitchen, And Here’s The Awesome Result


This story is a beautiful DIY concept. And as you know, every DIY project begins with simple ideas polished with creativity. One guy had plenty of it and wanted to build a custom bottle cap bar top in his kitchen.

With some help from his family and friends he collected 2,530 beer caps for more than five years, specifically for this project. All the caps came from domestic, crafts and import drinks.

At first, the initial concept was a bit more complex:

“The initial concept was to lay out an image comprised of bottle caps,” he said. “Then reality set in and we opted for the much easier gradient effect.”

So he opted to arrange the caps in a ROYGBIV sequence which means to make up a rainbow pattern (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet).

It took a lot of work and some restarts to complete the pattern, and they managed to finish it in four hours.

“Initially I was being pretty anal about cap alignment, color disbursement etc. In the end, we decided to introduce entropy and New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk, which I feel was the secret ingredient.”

And the final touch was to cover the whole design with five layers of epoxy resin and the project was finished.

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One creative guy decided to redo his kitchen and he transformed the countertop into the centerpiece of the house

With some help from his family and friends he collected 2,530 beer caps for more than five years, specifically for this project

He opted to arrange the caps in a ROYGBIV sequence which means to make up a rainbow pattern (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet)

“Two large pieces of quality 5/8″ plywood form the base. The rails are 1 1/2″ poplar and were notched with a table saw and hand routed” – he explained

“Painted matte black with several cans of Rustoleum. The finish does not have to be perfect since it will be covered in epoxy”

“[But] it needs to be as close to perfectly level as possible, otherwise, the epoxy resin will “pool” in low spots”

“The initial concept was to lay out an image comprised of bottle caps, then reality set in and we opted for the much easier gradient effect”

“[The] resin, which fills any available airspace. It was better to just pour the resin slowly making thin layers, not thick enough to cover the caps”

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“It took ~5 layers to thoroughly cover the caps”

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“Visually, we felt it would be more interesting dispersing various caps to add pops of color”

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“Here you can see how we laid them out allowing the caps to “flow” into each other, rather than having hard color stops”

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“I am so proud of this project. It is a real conversation piece and we did it together, true DIY”

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