Aug 5, 2012

Shabby Chic Coffee Table Redo


We all know how long it takes to fill a new house with furniture - a while. We can't always afford the nice, quality and sometimes pricey pieces. So, we make do with what we can afford, until we can make those big purchases. Our living room coffee table is the epitome of this situation. It's a crappy $20.00 table that we make do with. But, of course, we bloggers love to upcycle and redo pieces like this. It's a prefect project for blogging! I decided to keep this one simple. I wanted to add an element of shabby chic without paying an arm and a leg for it. Actually, I didn't pay anything for this project! I was able to use materials that I already had just sitting in my craft room, score!   


Here is our plain, crappy table, hehe, and our sweet, fluffy-butt, babies in the background wondering what mom is up to. For this project, all I used was Mod Podge, burlap, decorative upholstery nails (can be found at Hobby Lobby or JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores) and a paintbrush.

Start by cutting your burlap to the size of the table sides. To prevent your burlap from fraying, you can quickly burn the edges with a lighter. I did not do this with mine, but it is an option. Next, paint on a good layer of Mod Podge to the sides of your table top. Quickly place your burlap on top of the Mod Podge and press firmly. The burlap will adhere quickly. Move on to your next table side, doing one by one, until you have finished. Allow your Mod Podge to dry for about 20 or 30 minutes before adding your upholstery nails. When your burlap has dried, lay the table on its side and add your nails to each side of the table. I find it easier to have someone help you by keeping the upholstery cord straight while hammering the nails. The good ole hubby is particularly helpful in these situations =)

That's it! A very simple and inexpensive (if you have to buy the materials) redo. Below are a few pictures of the finished table!



20 comments :

  1. Such a great idea! Your table looks fantastic!

    I featured you on my blog today, feel free to come check it out:
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/08/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-43.html

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  2. Love the detailing! What a difference! I would love for you to come link up your homepage to my Get Social Sunday party and show off your blog!

    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday.html

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  3. Fantastic update, Audra!! I love it. Megan

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  4. Looks great! Love me some burlap.

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  5. Super cute! (And I love the pups peeking in the background haha!) Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party this week!

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  6. what a great redo! definitley a bit edgier. and i am having major sectional envy right now-i want one for our basement, but my boyfriend wants a recliner...and have you seen reclining sectionals? they are so puffy, ack!

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  7. NICE Audra!!! Looks like a totally different piece of furniture!! :)

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  8. I love it! This is something I might have to completely copy! LOL
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  9. Very cute and stylish! Love burlap, and it's certainly making a well-deserved comeback. Found you on New Nostalgia and so glad I did!

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  10. Love how the table turned out! I love your design and style of the room! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more of your great ideas, feel free to follow back!
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  11. i love the change. great job girl!

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  12. The whole room is ADORABLE!!!! not just the coffee table....

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  13. Very cute and simple; love it! We would love to invite you to join us on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers would love your awesome ideas! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-23/

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  14. Great job with the coffee table. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  15. The old furniture can be given a new shape if you have some innovative ideas and designs for it, the shabby chic is one of the best design for any home, the shabby chic furniture gives an ancient and unique look to the home and looks beautiful.

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  16. I have that very same crappy table!! That very one! I hate it! I love what you've done with it. You made that ugly thing interesting. I'm inspired to do something similar.

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