A few weeks ago I showed the before and during adventures of making a custom…
This project was one of those pull-over-in-your-car-and-put-some-junk-in-the-trunk projects. Except I was on my bike. Really! I saw this table on a curb while I was out for a ride. I drove back later in my car so I could actually get it home, hoping all the way that it was still there. And it was! It’s fun getting free stuff. Even if it it’s someone else’s trash. Thankfully I didn’t try to carry it home on my bike, that would have been a sight.
I noticed this table because of its bookshelf bottom. There’s a V shelf, I’m sure it has a proper name but I don’t know what it is. Whatever it might be called it’s perfect for holding those books I hope to read someday. But it had seen better days so I had to figure out how to cover a damaged table top.
The veneer on top was half broken off, don’t know why, it seemed like someone tried to peel it off for some reason. I did consider trying to get the rest off but I wanted to try out something else.
Since the top was uneven and I’m not a woodworker, I wasn’t exactly sure how to fix that, so I came up with another solution. Cover it up! I grabbed my trusty drop cloth leftovers, some lightweight batting and my electric staple gun. I measured a piece to fit over the top and stapled it on.
I’ve debated painting it or doing a fun treatment with paint, but I haven’t decided what yet, so I’ve left the dark color. I do like the urn shape of the side pieces.
The fabric completely covers up the damaged top and now I have a useable table which was practically free. See that white lamp? It was $2. Seriously. The shade was a dollar another thrift store.
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