Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Folding Table Re-do!

I was browsing blogs the other day and came upon this post from the Thrifty Decor Chick where she hot glued fabric to an ugly table. My heart began to beat a little faster as soon as I realized I too had a fugly table, 2 yards of the perfect fabric, and a (stolen) hot glue gun (thanks Mom!).

Yesterday, an hour before we had to leave for a party, I decided to bust this project out. I put the fugly table on it's side and dusted it off. I think this came from my brother in law, and I remember it spending a winter on my porch which explains it's gorgeous appearance!

I glued the selvage edge right along the underside of the table about 6 inches at a time so the glue wouldn't cool too much before I could get it straight.

All the way to the end...

Then I trimmed all the other sides of the fabric about 3 inches from the edge of the table.

I flipped the table over, and stretched the fabric to the other long side. I glued the second long side just like the first making sure to pull the fabric taut and even all the way across.

I did the short sides the same way, then kind of squashed the corners and sandwiched some glue wherever it would stay.

Then I realized that I'm an idiot who forgot to IRON the fabric, so I turned my iron on super low and got as many wrinkles out as I could before the burning plastic smell became too great... this step is not pictured. Also not pictured is me eating a Thin Mint between each step. Shhh!

Then I put a few scrapes in my newly painted walls trying to wrestle it into the laundry room without collapsing it because I'm lazy.

Someday I'll put the skirt on it like Sarah's so I can hide crap under it, but for now it is just what I needed! Welcome to your new life Table Formally Known As Fugly!

*** If you liked this post check out my matching hot glued ironing board 'cover' or some of the other Crap I Made! ***

6 Thoughts From Others:

Mrs Fish said...

You are super awesome!

Amanda said...

That is great! I love the fabric choice. (and I too, would have left it up and scratched my walls getting it into the laundry room)

Shell said...

love it and am so jealous that you can fit a table in your laundry room

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

It's ADORABLE!! That fabric is too cute. :)

Lost in Translation said...

Looks great!

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Looks fabulous! A perfect laundry table. We are preparing to move and my laundry room will no long be hidden in the basement. Yikes! I will need ideas such as this to be sure! Thank you for the inspiration. ~Kelly

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