Friday, February 13, 2009

To Top It Off

The guest room needed two bedside tables. I like having mismatched tables, especially if they have character. I had the pedestal part of a table stored in my garage. I can't even remember what happened to the original top. I just know that, much to my husband's dismay, I had kept the bottom as a project-in-waiting. All it needed was a pre-cut round top and a little paint.After giving it a couple of coats of paint, I wasn't happy with the overall look. It just called out for a little something extra.
I ran to the fabric store and found some trim and some heavy weight fabric that has a great texture---like a combination of burlap and linen.I turned the table upside-down on the fabric and traced
and cut about an inch wider than the tabletop.I sprayed a generous amount of adhesive
to the tabletop and applied the fabric,
pulling and gluing the extra fabric along the edge.
I used hot glue to adhere the trim
along the center of the edge.
(click on photo to enlarge)
I love the look of this table!

It adds such texture and beauty to the room.

33 comments:

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Oh wow - that's an awesome idea! I can imagine it with upholstery tacks too...ohhh the possibilities :).

Sandy Toes said...

OH..it is so cute..I would never think of such a thing..that is why I read you..wink!

Happy Heart Day Joys of Home!
-sandy toe

Juli said...

That is so cute. I never thought about a padded table but I love the texture.

Marilyn said...

What a great idea! And I know all about husband's dismay. I seem to create that in my husband all the time. Love your blog!

Valarie Lea said...

Have I told you lately that I love all your projects!!!

Angie said...

That is such a great idea! I love a table with a pretty pedestal base!

Darlene said...

I LOVE that table!!! You have the best ideas and that is a WONDERFUL one!

Steph said...

Love the different textures you used. Great project.

Sunshine said...

That is very cute! Don't you just love pedastool tables? It looks a lot like one I just did for my living room! Very classy!

Barb said...

What a great ideal, your so smart to think of that. I never think of things like that until I read about it on you blog....Barb

Cottage Lifestyle said...

I hope your husband is happy you kept that base! It looks fabulous.

Renee

Amber M. said...

That turned out so great...you have the most incredible VISION! I'm so grateful you share it with the rest of us!

Taina said...

I don't think I have ever left a comment, but I LoVe your blog! Your table turned out great! Rhoda at Southern Hospitality redid a table very similar to yours. Here is her link... http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/2009/02/painting-round-table.html

Jen r. said...

Love it! I always love trim and stuff on pieces!

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

looks great! mind me asking what kind/color paint you used? maybe it's just white, but it looks like it's a nice creamy white that i've been thinking of using for our dressers.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love it Joy! That room is gonna be gorgeous when you get done with it. cherry

LuLu said...

Love,oh how I love this idea... fabric on the top and trim you just made my night! :) back to wow!
LuLu

Lisa said...

SO CLEAVER!!! BEAUTIFUL JOB.

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Lynn said...

Wow, that is summ'n else. I always get the eye roll when I use the term "I'll use it eventually - don't chuck it." I love the thought of making something personalized and your own like the table.

Elaine said...

Divine for the home and cottage- you are a genius!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Joy, we were both on round tables this week. Your base looks a lot like mine. I love the fabric cover, great idea!

Tausha said...

I would have never thought to add fabric to the top of a table. Pure genious! I too am a collector of things that one day I could need. Lately, it has really paid off. When I feel the need to thrift shop-my husband tells me to go to the garage and pretend I am shopping. The past few weeks-I really did that and was super happy that I had them.
I opened a Etsy shop with a Visiting Teacher Kit that I came up with. They are super cute and would be so fun to give and recieve. Please go and check them out give me your creative opinion.
Tell your friends as well.
I really want to make this work-I figure any advice from such creative people such as yourself-can only help!
Thanks for the inspiration.
have a happy heart day-(in the snow)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great idea Joy...you always amaze me!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love it! I love round tables. You have the greatest ideas. I love your blog.
Have a blessed weekend.
Debbie

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

I love all of your ideas! I keep hoping you won't run out of inspiration and you never do!

Mimi Sue said...

Great idea. Kind of a built in tablecloth. Mimi

Chanelle said...

Joy- A friend told me about your blog and I am a new fan! My favorite stores have always been the thrift stores and I love garage sale-ing too. (You never know what you'll find that will spark some creativity!) And people throw this stuff away!

You have inspired me with your ideas, you have such a fun home- thanks for sharing it.

Crafty Niche said...

That looks great!

janapl said...

nice job- once again you've taken something plain and made it unique and special!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I really like that idea! The Table looks great!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love that! What a great idea, one that I'd never thought of. :)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Beautiful!

M ^..^

Crazymamaof6 said...

this is darling, of course everything you do is.

i'm wondering did you seal the top? are you using a pre cut glass top over it? as a bedside table wouldn't you worry about someone unthinkingly putting a glass on it to sweat and ruin your beautiful table?
of course that would be what would happen at my house anyway.

have a fabulous day!

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