Friday, May 4, 2007

Easy Weekend Project - Fabric Tabletop

Today's project is a tabletop that has been decopaged with vintage fabric.
The top of this little telephone table had seen better days. There is a large split in the wood, several nicks, and one corner even looked chewed on? Even though a coat of white paint was an improvement, I thought I would take it one step farther.
I absolutely LOVE this vintage voile, but because it is sheer and lightweight, I was never quite sure how to use it in my home. I decided to try my hand at decopage. Here are the supplies I used for this project: Fabric, scissors, decopage glue, bowl and sponge brush, and a mist sprayer.

The table was painted several days earlier to allow it to fully "cure" or set. The fabric was cut slightly larger than the table and dampened with the mister. After applying the decopage medium the the table surface, I worked the fabric into place. I damped and smoothed the fabric until I was happy. I actually left some wrinkles because I wanted it to still look like fabric.


I then covered the surface again with decopage medium making sure all the edges were secure. After it was dry, I trimmed any excess fabric and applied 3 coats of a spray-on polyurethane (sorry, forgot that in the supplies pic). I haven't decided which room I'll use it in, yet, but I like it. :)

18 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

That is so cute! I love that fabric. I've always wanted to try something like this but I've always been afraid of how it would wear. I've seen where the decopauge the front of dresser drawers with fabric but I always thought it would come off. Have you ever done that?

I really like all your projects!

Manuela

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Manuela,
I have already wiped it off with a damp cloth. I think the 3 coats of poly helps to seal it pretty well. But you could also put a glass top over it.
I haven't done the dresser drawer fronts, but love that look, too.
The fabric is very well adhered to tabletop and is lightweight, so I think it would hold just fine for the dresser project as well.

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

oooh, i love it! looks so pretty =) debbie

Trudi said...

The table turned out so sweet. Nice job. Great idea to remember.

Gypsy Purple said...

Very very nice!!!

Alison said...

Love the table! Glass top sounds a great idea.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love that project! Thanks for sharing this, it is such a great way to refresh a little table top for spring!

The fabric is lovely, just the kind of shabby roses we love.
Lidy

Jessica said...

Cute idea! It looks like it turned out great! =) Very sweet and happy colors =)

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Love your table...it's beautiful!

Lady of the House said...

How beautiful! I've actually used this application to cover boring glass vases, unattractive books, and all kinds of boxes. I'm sure there are many more ways to use this technique. Thank you for sharing this. I'm sure many will be inspired to do the same :)

Hope you don't mind if I add a link to your lovely blog :)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh, this is sooo cute, I love it! Gonna have to look for something to try this on!

Heather

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chiq said...

What a great idea!! Simple, but it looks amazing. Mmm... so many great ideas and so little time! But it's definitely going on my To-do-list!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Sweet Roses,
Thats the main reason I started the "Easy Weekend Projects". I had so many ideas in my head, but none of them were getting done.
I can't say that I'll have a project to share every week, but it certainly has motivated me to put some of these ideas in motion. :)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh gosh I love this!

Cherub*Kisses said...

You ladies are just the most talented... simply amazing!! I love this idea and have a desk I plan on redoing...thanks for the inspiration :))
Have a wonderful day!! Dionne

Rhoda said...

Very cute table! I love decoupage projects & you did a great job with that table. I used fabric on the front of my newly redone armoire in my bedroom awhile ago, although I didn't use decoupage, just glue. So many things you can do with fabric.

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Marie said...

What a lovely idea - it looks great!

Marie x

One Woman's Cottage Life said...

Kimberly, I'm so behind in reading all your (and others) creative ideas! I need to catch up! What a wonderful and easy project -it turned out beautifully!