Impulsive. That is the word I would used to describe this latest project. This table was simply in the way. I was storing it in my craft room and it was propped up against the wall taking up precious space. I didn’t want to bring it up into the attic mainly because I didn’t want to have to drag it back down again. After all, I had plans for this table what they were I wasn’t exactly sure.
I had purchased this great fabric at Goodwill, and to me it had a 1960’s style appeal. The material is made by Helen Trast Ikea of Sweden and appear originally to be drapes. I was attracted to the bright colors. There is nothing I love more than color. I used this fabric for both the garden pig make over and step stool of my previous post. I had an idea. The coffee table was still in pretty good shape, accept for the table top. In this case, I decided to give the paint brush a rest. I thought the bright colored fabric would also go well in our family room/playroom. I went with it. I flipped the table over onto the fabric and traced the table top with a black marker. I then carefully cut out trying to stay as close to the line as possible. Once cut, I slathered the table with Mod Podge and glued the fabric carefully to the table top, spreading it out evenly. Once dry I did about 4 coats of Mod podge to the table top allowing to dry between coats.
I realize this fabric style may not be everyone’s cup of tea; However this simple coffee table makeover can be done to restore otherwise destroyed surfaces. The fabric styles out there are endless and can be modified to a person’s individual taste. The free spirited 60’s and 70’s live on thanks to Mod Podge!