I am pretty pleased with the results. Not perfect, but certainly better than before! Read on to see how I did this!
This faux vinyl from Hancock Fabrics was on the sale table. (and I had a coupon). This piece is nice because of the grain and it stretched a bit, making it easy to work with.
Using a T-square makes it easy to cut straight pieces. I can’t tell you how often I use this tool. You can buy one at Home Depot for $12.00.
The air compressor and stapler were a godsend for the project.
An electric stapler would work too!
It is always a puzzle to figure out exactly which part to do first. Each piece of furniture is different. I just do what seems to make sense. For this table it worked best to do the legs and then the top!
So far so good. Covering the sides was a lot more difficult. I finally got it done by using strips of mat board to create a nice clean edge. Can’t show you pictures because I only have 2 hands and there was no one around to photograph the process. It is probably good no one was around to hear some of the language I was using.
But I finally got it done….wheww!
Now for the Nail Heads:
Did you know that you can by a roll of something called Nail Head Trim in a 10Ft. Roll?
DYI Upholstery Supply sells it for $14.98. I bet you could think of all kinds of ways to use this…hmmmm!
See how it works. (note the gloves….this stuff has little sharp edges that make you bleed all over your fabric if you don’t wear them)
The hardest part on this project was getting the trim on straight…more bad language I am afraid. I used the carpenter square and it helped a lot! When I look closely, I see the mistakes but the trim option was way easier than individual nail heads.
Total cost….$23 including the band aids I needed before I figured out I needed to wear gloves!
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That looks amazing, and so custom! I love it! Great work!
I think you did a great job! Can't wait to see more redos.
This is an awesome table revamp! Thanks so much for linking up at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com today and I look forward to blogging with you. I am a new follower!
I think your table looks fabulous! Great budget too!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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This looks incredible! Love it- you did a fantastic job. Thanks for the tip about where to buy the nailhead trim. I have been looking for a resource.
My best- Diane
What a great idea! You've done a fantastic job =)
Thanks for sharing. I had no idea that I could find faux leather from Hancock's.
Just found your blog via 5 Minutes Just for Me! What a great project – I've been planning to do this with a $20 table I picked up from Kmart. Thanks for the inspiration!
Amazing job!! And we would like to thank you for the info on the nail head trim this will make alot of our projects easier.
You have transformed it into something very nice. Well done.
Gorgeous duplicate! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!
That is really amazing. You'd never know what it looked like before. Thanks for sharing it!
Awesome transformation! Will keep my eyes open for faux vinyl. I never realized you could do something like this with it! I'm pretty addicted to sewing but have been wanting to dabble in furniture projects. You have inspired me! Stop by and visit my blog sometime http://www.madedownsouth.blogspot.com
Thanks for the great post!
Oh my gosh, how creative! It's beautiful! If I can muster up the courage, I'm going to try this. We have western decor and this would fit in perfectly.