Friday, December 3, 2010

Deployment Project #43...a Craigslist Coffee Table!!!!

I'm really excited about this deployment project! 

Meet my VERY FIRST Craigslist purchase...a snakes-skin, fake wood, beat up coffee table....

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I paid $30 for this table....it was in desperate need of updating!

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See that ugly top?? It looked like wallpaper glued on the top.

Well, I thought it would be easy to peel off and repaint.

Boy, was I wrong! 

Only parts of it came off, leaving me with a disgusting looking top that I could do NOTHING with....

What's a girl to do??
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Well, I went to my local lumber company and bought a piece of partical board cut to the diameter of the table.....I laid it on top of the table to hide the mess I had made..... 

Here is what my living room looked like BEFORE I started re-modeling it...pay no attention to the old curtains...this was the only picture I could find with the old coffee table in the room...

The old coffee table was rectangle and crowded the space it was in. 
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I thought a round table would look much better in this space...

I bought a drop cloth canvas (one they use for painting) from Lowe's...and made this slipcover for it....complete with cording, pleats and ribbon trim!!!!!!
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(The rug underneath came from Target. Other than Lowe's, it's my favorite store)

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I wished I had done a tutorial for you to see how I did it, but it was my very first attempt at a slip cover. 

However, it wasn't that hard, and I think it turned out okay!
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It really opens up the space in front of the couch!

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After I made the slip cover I took it outside and sprayed the heck out of it with scotch guard. Hoping I can keep this clean with 2 kids in the house....we'll see!

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Sooooo, let's take another look...

BEFORE

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AFTER

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What a difference, don't you think???


8 comments:

SandyQuilts said...

It sure came out nice. Boo hoo I wish you had done a tutorial too. Love the look, great job.

Atelier de Charo said...

Very nice!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

wow! that's AMAZING!!
Good job!!
seriously!!

Laura said...

You did a great job on the slipcover. It looks great. And I also love your rug, I have the same one in my livingroom.

theultimate said...

I think the slipcover looks great! Wish I could sew like that.

Kim said...

How fun! What a fabulous transformation. You did a wonderful job on the slip, especially since it's your 1st try, that fabric is so heavy it can be tricky.

Jennifer said...

You did a great job on the slip cover. I love the drop cloths from Lowes, I used two of them and some cafe clips to make curtains. I also want to find me some chairs so I could recover the seats of them using a drop cloth. Cheapest "fabric" by far.

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Rene said...

I just had to leave a comment to let you know what a great job you did on your ottoman! It looks like a completely different room now with the new table & rug. Love layered rugs!

-Rene