Last stop before curbside in our house has always been the basement. This poor glass table had been banished to the basement for seven years, the entire time we have lived in our house! It was pushed in a corner and with flower pots and miscellaneous basement junk stacked on top of it and covered in spider webs. My husband and I try to keep the basement clean, and clutter free, but it is not always easy. As much as we dislike our basement’s dampness, cement walls and floors, the spiders seem to love it! That’s good because they help control the other bugs crawling around down there! yuck! If any item deserved a little TLC, and a makeover it was this table! I cleaned it in our utility sink and brought it upstairs. The glass was easily removable, and the table cleaned up nicely.
I laid out the fabric, I was using on the floor and traced the glass on to the back of the fabric with a fine tipped marker. I cut the tracings with scissors, and set the fabric aside. It is amazing that a pair of curtains bought at Goodwill, and originally sold by Ikea has been used in 5 previous projects on this blog! These curtains were a great buy and I still have scrap pieces left. When I started doing this, I was shocked at the high cost of fabric. I always make sure I take a walk by the linens aisle at the thrift stores. Old bed sheets and curtains are great for furniture re-styles because of their durability and come in great patterns. You can still purchase this fabric called “Fredrika” through Ikea here. I love it! For me, Even though it is modern made, it has a 60’s flower power appeal, and I love the colorful textiles from that era.
I generously applied the Mod Podge, with a paint brush to the outside of the glass.
Then, I carefully applied the fabric to the glass, smoothing it out with my hands. I repeated this three times once for each piece of glass. I allowed the pieces to dry in front of a fan. Once dry, I applied Mod Podge over the top of the fabric to coat the surface. I applied 3 coats to each table top.
Ta da! The colorful fabric turned a dirty and dusty table bound for the junkyard, into a colorful, and fun piece! A true basement rescue!