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....


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


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??

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 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. 

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!!!!!!

(The rug underneath came from Target. Other than Lowe's, it's my favorite store)


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!

It really opens up the space in front of the couch!



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!


Sooooo, let's take another look...





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


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!!

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.

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!