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Friday, April 9, 2010

.:Guest Blogger - Amy @ Peppertowne:.

A Little Table




Mod Podge

sponge brush

staple gun

scissors/razor blade

antiquing glaze


sand paper


You can cover any table top with fabric using Mod Podge. If your table has a shinny surface like mine, sand down the top just a bit until the shine is gone and the surface is smooth. This will make the glue stick a little better. For the rest you don't need to sand as long as you're spray painting, if you're hand painting then use a primer first. I went with spray paint for convenience and time. Spray several coats of paint letting it dry between each layer.

Step 2

After it is completely dry, lay your fabric out cutting a piece big enough to wrap over the edge.Cover the top with a layer of Mod Podge, lay your fabric down smoothing out any air bubbles. Start on one side pulling fabric tight and stapling underneath, fold excess material at corners and staple to bottom of table. Trim away any extra material using scissors or a razor blade.

Step 3

Let dry a few minutes then apply your first topcoat of Mod Podge. Start with one side and work your way to the other, don't forget to Mod Podge the edges and corners also. Let Dry and repeat; I ended up doing three layers. While my Mod Podge was drying I added some antiquing using glazing gel. With a wet rag rub a little glaze on and let sit for a few minutes, then wipe off with a dry rag until you get the right look. I wanted mine to look a little old, but not too dirty.

Step 4

After the Mod Podge has had time to completely dry it will be rough and bumpy. Use a fine grain sand paper and a little water on the table top and wet sand until smooth. Dry with paper towels. And voila!

I recently found this table at a local thrift store for $20, I knew it had potential but wasn't sure what to do with it. Hopefully soon it will live on my front porch with some chairs like these that my sister Jen did, aren't they great!



  1. Amy--Love that table!! Fabric wrapped stuff is my fave!! Thanks Sumo for having her share!

  2. Your table is gorgeous! Thanks for following me at Not Just Paper and Glue

  3. I gave you an award at my blog because I love love love your blog.

  4. So very cool! This turned out great.


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