Saturday, May 22, 2010

Table And Chair Re-Do

After getting my craft room findished I discovered that I needed a flat work surface that I could sit down and work at other than the computer desk. The rolling cart/work table offers a great large work space but I have to stand up to work on it. I have a rectangular folding table that would work well but...



This is what it looked like. NOT PRETTY!I saw on a blog recently where someone took apart a table like mine and recovered it in oil cloth. (If anybody knows who it was please let me know so I can give her credit for my inspiration.) Update: Melinda found the blog that was my inspiration; it is Dirt Cheat Decorating Diva's. {thanks Melinda}
Anyhoozit, I decided to take my table apart and cover it with some upholstery fabric, (I couldn't find oil cloth). For some reason I really like polkadots lately so that was what I chose.

It really was quite easy to take apart, just unscrew the brackets around the edge and the top came off easily enough. I just discarded the old fake leather and layed the board down on my piece of fabric and stapled it together. Then you just reattach the screws to the brackets. I think I will spray it with Scotch Guard to protect it from stains and spills. (I seem to do that a lot.)



Here is the table frame without the top in it.





I then decided that this old gray computer chair just wouldn't do.

You guessed it...it got a makeover too. Here is the before.





Both of them look MUCH better.






So now I have my sit down work area.


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21 comments:

One Life Many Journeys said...

Love it. I have a Rubbermade table in my sewing room that is blah. I think I will modge podge some fabric on it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Creative Ambitions said...

Connie... this is adorable! Very Nice! Also love the chalkboard in your prev post!

And... sorry... too late on my candelabra... it's all mine! LOL!

Kendra :)

Heather said...

That looks so cute so much better to create from somewhere cute!!!

Melissa said...

That is such a great idea! I love the material that you choose. Thank you so much for your sweet comment about my shelving. Aren't comments the best!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

They look perfect together! All cheery! I love the polka dot choice, it looks like a fun place to create... anything! Thanks for stopping by, Theresa

Amy said...

Fantastic! Love the polka dots!

tammy said...

Great idea!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Your room just keeps getting better and better.

Lori E said...

What a great workspace. I'll bet lots gets done there. I am due to freshen up my space too and am getting lots of ideas today on the blogs. Thanks.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Okay, this is awesome! Dang, I just past up some super cute oil cloth this weekend too.

Nancy said...

This is so cute! I'd never have thought to do this. I've got an identical table (I think the top is a different color) and rarely use it but this is so darling I may have to give it a try!

Shelia said...

Oh, what a great idea! They both look fabulous!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

Oh my goodness!! This is so absolutely adorable. I am new to the blogging world and will definitely be checking back with you!!

mishebe said...

great job. Love polka dots!

gena said...

Wow - so creative !!! It looks great - fun and cheerful !
gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Great Idea, Thanks for sharing! I have an old card table I set up in my sewing room for more space. The top looks like your table did. That is what I need to do with mine. Looks great!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

That is too cute!!! I love the color, too.

Love your chalkboard, I have been thinking about picking up some cabinet doors at the Restore. I may have to do that now.

Sissy

Merrie said...

Such a simple thing to do and it made all the difference. It looks so fresh and cute!

Manuela@TPOH said...

What a great idea and looks cute too!

Manuela

Rainy Day Farm said...

That is just too darn cute! I can't believe how cute that looks. Perfect under those shelves and right by the heater!

Leigh and Greg said...

Matching table and chair...too cute!