So far we've ripped up the carpet, installed a wood floor and painted the walls. I customized and lengthened new curtains, sewed a one-yard beaded table runner, and customized a set of accent tables.
While considering if I should purchase the set, I knelt down to check out the black finish wondering how easy it would be to paint over the black. Then it hit me. I'm a DIYer! Why couldn't I just rewrap that section in fabric?
And that's what I did. Easy peasy. I'll show you how.
Gather your tools. You'll need a screwdriver, a staple gun, fabric of your choice, scissors, removable fabric marker and ruler.
First things first. Use the screwdriver to remove the portion of the table to be covered in fabric. Remove any additional pieces if needed.
Lay the piece flat on the wrong side of the fabric and trace around the edge.
Add a "seam allowance" and cut out. I added four inches as this allowed me plenty of fabric to wrap around the edges.
With the piece centered on the cut out fabric begin pulling the fabric up and stapling in place near the edge. It works best if you alternate the stapling - pull the fabric up on one side and staple. Pull the fabric up on the opposite side and staple. Continue in that manner around the entire edge being sure to pull fabric taunt before stapling in place.
Trim excess fabric close to the staples.
Using the screwdriver reattach any pieces you removed previously.
The finished fabric covered piece. I covered this part on each of the three tables. At that point I just needed to put the tables together.
Ta-da! Customized accent tables.
See how easy it is to DIY?