Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Upcycled table


July and August are busy months in Paris as it is when a lot of people move. In all the moving on lots of furniture, broken items etcetera get left outside to be collected by the rubbish collectors or blogging crafters with a keen eye for a project, like me! When I first found this formica topped table I thought it was in worse condition that it was. I had planned on painting the chrome legs, but when I got it home and cleaned it up the legs were fine. However I still wanted to spruce up the pale grey formica top.
 
 
Using a piece of  vintage fabric I had, some bias binding and 2 types of mod podge I created the perfect table for my new house plant. I cut my fabric slightly larger than the table top. Using mod podge for fabric I coated the back of the fabric and the table top and smoothed the fabric out, overlapping the edges. Then do the same with the bias binding to cover the edges of the top fabric. Leave your fabric to dry overnight. Once you have done this the mod podge will have fully cured you are now ready to you my favourite mod podge, the hard coat! You can use this as a sealant so it is perfect for a table top. I did two coats, leaving 24 hours between coats
 
 

2 comments:

  1. That's a great idea and I love the fabric.

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  2. This is a gorgeous table, and I love that you DIYd something found in the rubbish! xx

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