Sunday, July 31, 2011

Side Table Revamp-Leather Look for less!

This is what I want! 

Home Shopping Network, $199.95

At that price this table is really pretty affordable.  But still,  $200 for a table that is going to sit in an out of the way spot seems like a lot.
This table was stuck out of the way in the lower level on it's way to the GW drop off.



The awful finish is the result of a less than successful attempt at faux painting---arghhh!


I am pretty pleased with the results.  Not perfect, but certainly better than before! Read on to see how I did this!
 This faux vinyl from Hancock Fabrics was on the sale table. (and I had a coupon). This piece is nice because of the grain and it stretched a bit, making it easy to work with.
 Using a T-square makes it easy to cut straight pieces.  I can't tell you how often I use this tool.  You can buy one at Home Depot for $12.00.

The air compressor and stapler were a godsend for the project.
An electric stapler would work too!






It is always a puzzle to figure out exactly which part to do first.  Each piece of furniture is different.  I just do what seems to make sense.  For this table it worked best to do the legs and then the top!




So far so good.  Covering the sides was a lot more difficult.  I finally got it done by using strips of mat board to create a nice clean edge.  Can't show you pictures because I only have 2 hands and there was no one around to photograph the process.  It is probably good no one was around to hear some of the language I was using.
But I finally got it done....wheww!
Now for the Nail Heads:
Did you know that you can by a roll of something called Nail Head Trim in a 10Ft. Roll?

DYI Upholstery Supply sells it for $14.98. I bet you could think of all kinds of ways to use this...hmmmm!
See how it works. (note the gloves....this stuff has little sharp edges that make you bleed all over your fabric if you don't wear them)

The hardest part on this project was getting the trim on straight...more bad language I am afraid. I used the carpenter square and it helped a lot!  When I look closely, I see the mistakes but the trim option was way easier than individual nail heads.
The little table in it's new spot!
Total cost....$23 including the band aids I needed before I figured out I needed to wear gloves!


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15 comments:

Tulip and Turnip said...

That looks amazing, and so custom! I love it! Great work!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I think you did a great job! Can't wait to see more redos.

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

This is an awesome table revamp! Thanks so much for linking up at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com today and I look forward to blogging with you. I am a new follower!

Jill said...

I think your table looks fabulous! Great budget too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

thanks for linking to TAke-A-L00k Tuesday - - I just featured you on my FB page!

InMyOwnStyle said...

This looks incredible! Love it- you did a fantastic job. Thanks for the tip about where to buy the nailhead trim. I have been looking for a resource.

My best- Diane

Katie said...

What a great idea! You've done a fantastic job =)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I had no idea that I could find faux leather from Hancock's.

Anna@MyDesignEthos said...

Just found your blog via 5 Minutes Just for Me! What a great project - I've been planning to do this with a $20 table I picked up from Kmart. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tres Chere Vintage Market said...

Amazing job!! And we would like to thank you for the info on the nail head trim this will make alot of our projects easier.

http://trescherechattel.blogspot.com

Carolyn said...

You have transformed it into something very nice. Well done.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Gorgeous duplicate! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Krista-Artista said...

That is really amazing. You'd never know what it looked like before. Thanks for sharing it!

Casandra said...

Awesome transformation! Will keep my eyes open for faux vinyl. I never realized you could do something like this with it! I'm pretty addicted to sewing but have been wanting to dabble in furniture projects. You have inspired me! Stop by and visit my blog sometime www.madedownsouth.blogspot.com
Thanks for the great post!

Jen @ craftincowgirl.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh, how creative! It's beautiful! If I can muster up the courage, I'm going to try this. We have western decor and this would fit in perfectly.