Sunday, November 16, 2008
Studio Table Redo
i had a table cloth over this table, but my sewing machines & computer kept getting caught and bunching up the fabric. so i decided to give it a face lift and do a little studio redo. we call these yard sale tables. i'm sure you have one in your garage..if not...good reason to go thrifting. thrift stores usually have a plethora of these yucky tables. It is the perfect height and length and makes for a great sewing or craft / studio table.
need: 1 jar of mod podge
1 roll of wrapping paper
1 sponge brush (i had a small and large brush)
coordinating fabric for table skirt
unroll wrapping paper and measure to table, making sure you have enough overhang. cut it. then start at one end of table and roll the paper back onto the roll. it's easier to maneuver the paper and makes it easier to work with.
mod podge in small rows...then unroll the paper.
as you unroll the paper onto the mod podge, make sure to smooth out the bubbles. (mine is a bit wrinkly) then do the edges and fold under. you can cut off the excess, but this part will be covered by the skirt. i just kinda fanagled the corners, but be careful, as i was pulling the paper, i ripped it. just throw more mod podge on it...no one will notice.
let dry completely, then apply mod podge over the top to seal it. Again, LET IT DRY COMPLETELY. i would let it dry over night before setting any machines on top.
then staple your fabric to the underside rim of the table. i didn't want a straight skirt, but a little ruffle so I folded my fabric like this...about every 10 inches or so around the table. i also did NO sewing and just folded the excess fabric at the top...so the skirt would be the right length.
staple, staple, staple
i love the overall way it turned out. i found the wrapping paper at target ($2.99) and got the burlap for super-cheap at walmart. you could also use scrapbook paper or maybe wallpaper. the table has been in my studio, but we found it at a thrift store. i was trying to branch out with the red wrapping paper, but i'm more of a bluish shabby chicish coastal girl. it will probably get another redo soon...i may paint it unless i find some cute scrapbook paper. it's never-ending...