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Thursday, 26 February 2009

Table Revamp

Last summer we bought a stripped pine table on ebay. It was a bit minging on top, but with a bit of elbow grease and a few coats of Ikea Skydd Oil its done us ok. It was always my plan to paint the legs cream and distress them a la Laura Ashley but in true me fashion I didn't get round to it!!
This is how it looked pre sanding and oiling......


And today armed with 2 metres of this, a staple gun and the CK catalogue's ' how to cover a table with oilcloth tutorial' .... I now have a covered table. It was both easy and peasy to do. Its not as neat under the table as I'd have liked...but who see's it?? And I suppose I could have pleated the corners a little 'finer'....but I am really chuffed with it. :)




And the fabric was in the sale so I have done my massive table for about £14.....I would have liked the same fabric as in the tutorial (box floral aqua) but the other half didn't like it and wanted spots... so thats saved him nearly £30!!



I now have to get rid of the 2 freebie wicker chairs we have been using as the other half says if he has to listen to a fidgety boy make them creak one more time he may throw something!! So I am off to a couple of junk shops tomorrow to see what I can see.
The chairs I tarted up last summer....

have had a new lease of life with oilcloth on the seats...and they look great with the new table top. Rubbish picture , taken at night!

I've now got the urge to cover another table.....its so effective and much easier than I thought it would be.

20 comments:

LittleGem said...

Ooh Claire FAB makeover you should be very proud. The chairs looked great to me before, but I bet they go better with the spots now :) XX

mitmot said...

super job Claire, how do you find the time especially with the wedding in the next few days :-)
MM xx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oooo i likey :-) love that spotty oilcloth and am deliberating over red spotty one ive seen in john lewis so this has helped!!! the chairs look good too :-)
Lesley x

Sandie said...

I love that polka dot table top ... especially LOVE the pale green colour ... well done! S x

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

thanks for yoru comment i hadnt realised you couldnt comment so glad its sorted!!! any chance you can email me so I can email you back? (address on my profile) as I wanted to ask you something :-)
Lesley x

thriftymrs said...

You've busy! Terrific makeovers. I have recovered a table with oilcloth (ebay bargain) and I love it, so easy to wipe down and sort out.

Rosesposes said...

The table looks great, its amazing oil cloth and has so many uses.
You must be very busy with your wedding coming up, sounds like it will be a lovely day x Dom

Lace hearts said...

How fab is that - well worth a morning's work! I'm amazed you've fitted it in. Lovely choice of table topper! xxx

what is your styleosophy said...

I love the floral chairs!

Shabby Chick said...

That looks brilliant! Well done you :D

Mel xxx

bekimarie said...

My birthday's not till November...Damn lol. There's always Mothers day, better tell the kids to start saving now 'he he'. I'm going to have to have it now though after your comment, you are a bad influence (I have to blame someone).
Table and chairs look great, keep meaning to do it with mine in the red spotty, but like everything I take forever to get round to these thing.
Hugs
Beki xxx

Pixiedust said...

Wow, table and chairs look lovely. xxx

Tracy x said...

fantastic job :)
i think i may have a go - the corners always look a bit tricky to do....
and i spy the CK bag that i keep trying to order but it is always out of stock!
t x

Rubys mamma x said...

Hi, ive just discovered your blog and i think its fab! I think we have quite alot in common so i cant wait to keep up with your life stories!

Lots of love, kirsty x

angel said...

Oooh you clever girly:-)i really dont know where you get the time! your an amazing woman.
Loving the chairs too.
My oh always insists on white cream or plain boring tablecloths but i went out and bought a red checked oilcloth, he hated it but when i told him it cost £40 he decided he wasnt gunna waste that money, so i can keep it:-) lol it only cost me £12 really....... lololol after 30 years i finaly know how to get my own way....

Love and hugs honey. Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x

MelMel said...

Hello my dear.... I just love what you have done with the chairs and tables....absolutly wonderful!

I really like that shade of pink n green together, so pleasing to look at!

Glad you could join me!xxxx

Elaine said...

It looks lovely Claire, well done you.
I can't believe your doing all this and organising your wedding!!
Shall we just call you Wonderwoman!!!

Love and blessings
xxxxxxxxxx

Lavender hearts said...

Lovely table and chairs! well done you! I'll put aside some for you and send you an invoice, easier that way and will be cheaper because you can combine the postage. :-)

I've been prepping the OH for the eglu cube, it's not like he's paying for it but he still likes to have his say!

Rosesposes said...

Hi I am making my blog private , can you send me your email address so I can add you on to it. So you can visit (if you want!). Your email wont be visible to anyone but me then I will delet it xv Dom

*emilie* said...

i love this makeover.. i'm a bit polkadot crazy so this is just perfect ! lovely blog !
em