A few weeks ago, FH & I joined up with his parents to hold a little yard sale- emptying our homes of some extra & unnecessary stuff. While FH was chanting “purge, purge, purge”, I still managed to snag this little side table from my future in-laws goods.
The little guy was in great shape, with a few dings in the top. I knew right away the table would be the perfect chance for me to experiment with a few things I had in my craft bins but hadn’t found a use for yet. The most exciting part about this project is that I completing it using only things I already had, which means no late-night runs to Michael’s, and absolutely no cost! Can’t beat it!
I contemplating a quick spray-paint job, but decided the current metal finish was fine for our living room, and in perfect condition. So my makeover focused on the tabletop, which I decided to cover with a piece of brown damask fabric leftover from a fabric.com purchase.
After cutting my fabric to size (and admiring the way the damask design looks in contrast to our brown & white chevron rug), I coated the table top in spray adhesive & placed, flattened, and trimmed the fabric around the tabletop. Next I broke out my favorite product: Mod Podge, and set to work securing the fabric edge to the bottom of the table, as well as giving the table top a coat.
Doesn’t look so hot right now, but once the glue dried, I gave the tabletop a quick spray with Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealant:
Once everything dried, I moved on to my next step- adding nailhead trim! I purchased some cheap-o trim from Amazon about 6 months ago with a different project in mind, but when that idea fell through I was still dying to jazz something in the house up with nailhead trim.
Attaching the trim could not have been easier (it’s like a big long ribbon of “nail-head” looking metal circles, with a space to nail in a tack every 6 circles or so. You may already know how nailhead trim works, but it was a complete mystery to me. I now am obsessed with it, and want to attach it to every piece of furniture in my house. I wont, don’t worry).
The entire project took about thirty minutes (and did I mention it cost me NOTHING?) 🙂
Now the little guy has a new home, next to a big window that somehow always makes it impossible to take a decent photo. Sorry!
It feels great to have some free time for crafts & house projects- the table only sat waiting for its makeover for two weeks, which is pretty amazing by my standards. 🙂
Has anyone else been up to fun & easy house projects, or managing to spruce up something old or used with materials you already have? It’s a great feeling- right?