I’m trying to concentrate on writing this post and not the fact that it’s 90 degrees out and we have no A.C. and my legs are sticking to the bottom of my chair. I guess summer finally decided to show up! No complaints here. I hate the cold. I’ll suffer through the heat any day before I wish for winter.
Now onto this little lady 🙂
I got this table when I was back home for the 4th and went thrifting with my mom. I originally overlooked it and had my eye on this amazing industrial looking headboard that I wanted to chop the bottom off of and add hairpin legs to. It was going to be amazing. And then the owner of the store said her daughter was helping her out and her reward was that headboard and it’s accompanying frame. Grr. She was probably going to paint it pink or something. I still have dreams about it. Take it off the floor if it’s not for sale! #crusheddreams
So I settled on this table instead and I’m glad I did!
It was in pretty great shape so I didn’t need to do any repairs or too much sanding. I’ve gotten so used to using Chalk Paint and not needing to prime or sand that it’s hard to use anything else. Unfortunately, I was all out, but I did have a huge carton of Plaster of Paris 🙂 I used this chalk paint recipe. It’s so easy! Just make sure you really mix your water and Plaster of Paris or you’ll get little chunks that you’ll have to sand down later.
I had paint left over from my Dipped Tripod Tables and used the rest of that. It’s Valspar’s Deep Pacific which is the perfect blend of navy and royal. At least I think so 🙂
If you’ve ever bought fabric, you know how annoying the folded seams are and how frustrating they can be to get out. I learned the hard way one time when I washed my fabric and tossed it in the dryer. It shrank to about half the size. Womp womp. I’ve got a great solution that’s quick and easy and gets those stubborn seams out in no time.
1 :: Turn on your iron and lay your fabric down on your ironing board
2 :: Get a small towel wet (wring it out so it’s not dripping)
3 :: Lay your wet towel down over top of your fabric
4 :: Put the iron down over the towel where the seams are on the fabric
5 :: Let the iron sit in each spot for about 20 seconds
6 :: Lift up your towel and scream for joy because your seams are gone!
This is a similar process to how I showed you to remove wood veneer and it’s a miracle worker. Of course it gets your fabric wet so you have to wait for it to dry but in my opinion that’s a minimal price to pay 🙂 I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat there with my iron going over and over a seam and it never fully gets it out. Maybe I just have a crappy iron? Hopefully that’s not the case and this helps some other people who were suffering from this same problem 🙂
I attached the fabric using a staple gun but before I did, I had to sand the heck out of the drawer. I decided to paint it blue as well, and apparently two thin coats of paint is just enough for your drawer to not fit back in 🙁 It actually took quite a while and was a huge pain in the butt, but eventually it fit like a glove.
I love this white ceramic flower knob and made sure my fabric was symmetrical when I attached it. Trust me, pay attention to this if you have a pattern on your fabric. I’ve totally overlooked that before and didn’t realize I had a crooked design until I already glued it on. Live and learn my friends.
I decided not to do any distressing and just sealed her up with clear wax.
Do you have trouble ironing out seams in fabric or am I alone here? I’d love to hear your tips!
Have a great day everyone!
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