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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Table Redo!

My poor sad table was on it's way out to the curb with the garbage. It was my parents table from the 1980's. My dog had chewed the legs, and it was covered in water stains. Most of the chairs had broken, I only had one left.  I was lucky and scored the chairs at a yard sale to complete my set. Whoohoo! I was thumbing through The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen, and was inspired by her kitchen table.


I began by ordering my oilcloth here. You can order the cloth to be shipped rolled or folded up. Having it folded is less money, but I recommend having it rolled. The creases are hard to get out. Next time I recover my table, I will definitely spring to have it rolled. I lightly sanded my table(mostly to get the gunky dried syrup off-ewwww!) primed it, and spray painted it. To apply the oilcloth I put it on the table, pulled it super tight, and placed heavy objects on top to keep it in place. I then folded it under and stapled gunned it to the underside of the table. When you get your first staple in place, go to the other side, pull tight, and staple on the opposite side. Have you ever put a trampoline together? It's like that. Alternating sides, not straight around, that is the best way to get it tight. I am SOOO happy with how it turned out! I am thrilled I didn't chuck this baby!

BEFORE

AFTER



26 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

so glad you're back to blogging! this table is awesome.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So fun!! I love the polka dots. I shared it on my TT&J facebook page :)

xoxo
Jen

Amy @ Flowery Fashion said...

Looks fab! What a great idea- thanks for sharing!

Ashley @ pure and lovely said...

UM, LOVE THIS! Great job! ;)

Megan M. said...

Wow! You are so smart! What a super idea. Saw you on Tatertots and Jello's FB.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

just hopped over from FB (jen)

love your table!

gail

KellyH said...

Love it!

Amanda said...

Whoah! I have the same table (the "before" one). And it's in pretty bad shape too. This one is definitely going in my "to do" file. Thanks bunches; I love it!

Linda and Kameo~ Blu Embellish said...

Very Creative ! Love it !!!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Never would have thought of that... very cute!!!
(stopping by from Blue Cricket)

Bethany said...

Red and white is my all time fave so I adore this--I kind of want to marry it!

{northern cottage} said...

how cute is this? I LOVE the red and the polka dots - come on! so sweet! Make hungry for cupcakes!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

Miss Char said...

What a great transformation, I am a lover of polka dots and red and white so you certainly got my attention. Thanks so much for sharing.

Chrissie said...

I am absolutely in .ove with this table makeover. What a genius idea to use oilcloth. I love the red and white color scheme too. Pure awesomeness!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a FUN table! Wonderful idea, and terrific execution!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

this is crazy cute! i am wanting to do this same thing with a big desk top. you did a great job on the whole thing!! cute blog...i'm following :)

Walking by Faith said...

LOVE this! Found your blog while researching how to paint/stain a wooden table. I'll definitely be coming back here to look at all the fabulous things you've done!

I'm your newest follower! :) Stop by my blog sometime--I'd love to have you as a follower, as well!

morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

I love the polka dots! So cute and creative! Thanks for linking up!

Love your guts
mandi

Scribbler said...

I looove this table and chairs, and I am filing this away for future reference!

Vanessa@Lovin-Life said...

So cute, totally love this!

DecorandtheDog said...

Too cute! Stopping by from Type A.

April said...

That is seriously adorable! I want a polka dot table!!

♥ Miss Tea said...

love the result!! i adore the red polkadot on the table, so cuteee!!

i'm your newest follower from the Bloggers Party and Hop at TypeAdecorating.

Susan at http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

Jan said...

I also have the same table...before, of course! Great job!

New follower. :)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Great job! Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

oops! said...

So cute!