Friday, September 17, 2010

Craft Lab: Paisley Table Redo

Here's one of the projects I've been working on for my daughter's new room.

My mom picked this little table up at a yard sale for $3. It's sturdy and cute to boot.
It needed a new coat of paint, so I just added two coats of exterior white I had around.

The new color-crisp white
We needed to not spend a lot on this project, so I ordered a half yard of this rare Amy Butler paisley fabric online for about $10. Here is the fabric next to the closet drapery panels that we are keeping in the space. I had to find a fabric that pulled all the colors together with the addition of the new purple palette we are adding to the room. My daughter's new pillow case is on the bottom, it's vintage, and had all the colors we are using. I know it's alot of pattern, but none of them will be next to each other, so they will blend in nicely.
Here's the table right before I cut the fabric to the shape of the table. I don't cut the fabric perfectly, because I will trim off the excess fabric later.
After this step, I apply a nice coat of Mod Podge to the table surface and then place the fabric on top. I use a roller to get all the bubbles out.
I'm not sure why, but I set up my work area in the living room. I think I forgot that the glue can drip and make a big mess.

Here's the edge before I cut it with the cuticle scissors.

Here's my daughter adding another coat of Mod Podge to the table top. After the final coat, we do a wet sanding to get the rough edges off. The wet sanding makes it super soft and smooth.
The table is done, but the room still needs to be painted. More photos to come in the near future.


Mod Podge Amy said...

That is delightful! You know I love it!

Mr. Gaumond said...

loving your blog i stumbled upon through pinterest...can you tell me more about the sanding process? hand sanding with a block and light grit? or electric etc...thanks! keep up the great crafting!

Gabrielle Miller said...

Mr. Gaumond,
I use a fine grit sand paper to do the wet sanding. I've tried the block, but mine was too rough. Good Luck!!