Friday, June 15, 2012

Revamped Child's Table: Sad Red to Happy Pink Giraffes

I had an AMAZING thrift store day. So many awesome finds. So many potential projects! One fantastic score was this sad, red kid's table. Super stable and the legs fold and unlock just fine but the top was another story. But I can't complain since I paid all of $3 for it...pretty awesome.


I unscrewed the top from the metal base, taped the base's black bottoms and spray painted the rest white. Helpful hint: use a spray paint that adheres well to metal.


Then I tore all of the ugly red vinyl and batting off the top and replaced it with a clean layer of batting, fabric and clear vinyl. I used my handy staple gun to secure the layers in place just as I would when upholstering a chair.


Finally, I screwed the top back onto the metal base. The entire process took me a few hours with drying time. Super simple project that made a huge difference.


Guess it's time to head outside for a princess tea party!

P.S. Isn't my little model cute? This is her pretending to drink a "lovely cup of tea" (her words, not mine.)

5 comments:

  1. Adorable! The table turned out great. You are awesome, Anna Rose!

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  2. Can this be made into a hard top table instead of a soft top?

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    1. It sure can! I bought another small card table and will be posting about it soon. I'm keeping it a hard top. To make it a hard top, you just take off the existing coverings and paint the hard surface underneath.

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  3. i am working on something exactly the same table (and chairs) !! was shocked to see this as i assummed i was doing something with a metal table, and most ppl prefer wood. I was stuck on what to put on top of the fabric...what is clear vinyl?

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    1. Britney, you can buy it at most fabric stores. I know Jo-Ann Fabric carries it. It is basically just a clear plastic material that you can buy by the yard. Hope you can find it! Good luck!

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