Their is nothing I love more then a good side table. They can add so much to a room if you can find one with the right look. I purchased this side table at Walmart for under 20 dollars more than 6 years ago. Sure, the table served it’s purpose well, but was far from anything special. I decided to give it a new look, but what to do? These days, I find myself looking at things differently. When I am out and about, I am always looking for fabric, textiles that stand out in the crowd. Mod Podge and fabric are great for revamping furniture.
On this day I found a really nice woman’s scarf for 99 cents at the thrift store. It was perfect to cover the table top of a smaller piece of furniture. I primed the table using my trusty latex primer. Once the table was dry, I painted the entire table with black acrylic paint. Several coats were required. I turned the table upside down and carefully traced with a black sharpie marker, onto the scarf material. I used scissors to cut the fabric. Now I was ready for Mod Podge! I covered the table top with Mod Podge and glued down the material. Through experience I find different materials are better in this process than others. This scarf because of it’s texture was difficult to smooth out the air bubbles. I wish I could tell you the materials make up , but the tag was cut off the item.
Once the piece was dry, I coated the entire table with 4 coats of Mod Podge. The result is what you see here and I love it especially the splash of colors (Did I mention I LOVE COLOR)
In the end, The table top had a rougher finish than I preferred so you may want to try using the gloss finish to add a bit more sheen. I generally use Matte finish in most of my projects and it is fine, but sometimes the material you use makes a difference.