Monday, February 6, 2012

Craft room tables got a makeover!

Hi Everyone!  I have been in my new house for a year now and have slowly been working on my dream craft room.  I LOVE not having to craft at the kitchen table anymore!  


I have three brown 5 foot folding tables in my craft room that I have been wanting to pretty up.  I had several ideas floating around in my head and decided to go with the least expensive choice.  I'm kind of cheap like that! Ha!
 I started my table makeover by covering the the tables with wrapping paper, yes.... WRAPPING PAPER!  I already had this on hand.  Woo Hoo!!!  I just trimmed around the edges to match the rounded corners of the table.
 I purchased enough clear vinyl at Hobby Lobby to cover all three tables.  I got a little extra to staple the edges under the table.  I had a 40% off coupon, so I got all the vinyl for around $13.  Sweet!
 My cat, Max enjoyed taking a nap on the vinyl backing paper.  He's such a helper!  He's ALWAYS with me when I'm working in my craft room!  I just cut each piece of vinyl to fit the tables and stapled around the bottom with a staple gun.  Easy Peasy!
 Here's a picture of the finished product!  I love how it turned out!  It adds so much fun and whimsy to my craft room!  It was soooooo worth the out of pocket expense of $13 and about 1 hour of my time!
 Here's a picture of two of the tables pushed together to make a large work area.  The other table is against a wall & is my sewing table.  

35 comments:

emilysnan said...

hiya jill , love your table makeover , wow black and white polka dots ...love it and all that pink too ! fab x
tfs
xmaggiex

Jess said...

ohh!! I love!!! I'm trying to put the finishing touches on my scrapbook craft room right now. Yours is so cute! What a great space to create! My curtains are polka dot :D I wish I had a Hobby Lobby...I live in Northern Cal and I don't think there is one near me at all but I keep seeing everyone out here in bloggyland talk about it! Have a great week :)
Stay Crafty x0x0
Jess
{www.CratyNonsenseNoted.com}

Sleepyhead Designs Studio said...

What a great idea with the vinyl! Also envious of your neatly decorated craft room!

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Oh my gosh, I love the tables, but it's the room as a whole that blows me away! What fun colors!! How could you possibly NOT craft in that room?! These are great, by the way. Well done!

Vicky said...

Wow, first I need to say I adore your craft room. The bright colors are so fun and lively. What a great place to be inspired. The tables look great! I have pinned this. I am a new pinterest follower visiting from Whipperberry. Vicky from Mess For Less

Mama Jodi said...

Such a clever idea. It turned out so cute. Great work.

h. rae said...

It's lovely! Thank you for linking up with Make-It-Yourself Monday! Have a fabulous day and a festive Valentine's Day tomorrow!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Love,love,love the colors! I would love it if you would come link up with Busy Monday (through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better.

Green Willow Pond said...

Such a great idea! It would dress up a shabby looking table too. I love the dots!

Visiting from Get Outta My Head Show it Off Mondays.

marissa said...

this turned out great! I'd love you to add this to my What We Wore and Made link party

marissa
http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

Jerri Rivers said...

Wow! I want to work in here!

I love your cat too. It looks just like mine, even the pose! lol.

Lisa said...

It looks great! I love how you dressed up the tables with that fun polka dot paper! My cat also loves to hang out with me in my craft room :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I love how cool your tables look now and WOW am I jealous of that craft room!

Jessica Kielman said...

First of all, I have an obsession with polka dots! Your tables are making me want to redo mine! I am hosting my first link party today, and would love for you to add this, along with anything else you like!
http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-1.html
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Wow, I love it! I have a table I'd like to spiffy up too but it's a folding craft table... meaning the top folds down on both sides so I'm not sure how I'd do that unless I covered each section separately. Hmmm... the wheels are turning! :)

Tania

Crafting Rebellion said...

Awesome Idea! Thanks for this...I think I have to do mine too!
www.craftingrebellion.com

Hilary Richards said...

I love this idea!! Genius way to preserve existing tables. I'm going to need to remember this when I expand my craft room. Check out my craft desk if you have a chance!

http://www.measureonce-cuttwice.com/2012/01/diy-crafting-desk.html

I'm your newest follower!
Hilary @ www.measureonce-cuttwice.com

Sherry said...

Great craft table makeover! I'm now a follower, would appreciate the same. Thanks

Kelley Wilson said...

Hi Jill I found you on the Sassy Sites Linky I am your newest Linky Follower I hope you will visit my blog as well and follow me if you like it!

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky! http://queenofsavings.com

Mandy said...

Hi Jill, thanks so much for sharing this at Project Queen! I'll be featuring it tonight at the Highlight Party. You are so clever!!!

Mandy

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Wow! THat turned out great and it sounds easy! I have a couple of those tables and they could sure use some sprucing up. Think I'll give it a try! Thanks for sharing this. Following you via Linky!

Hopes And Dreams Studio said...

LOVE THEM!!!

Newest Linky follower here. Love your blog! So glad I found it! Come by and visit me at http://www.hopesanddreamsstudio.blogspot.com/

I have a page for Blog Buttons in the top tabs. Leave a button if you like so others can find you. If you have a place for mine, I'd appreciate that too.

Nice to meet you.
Jacque
It's A Handmade World

Crafting Rebellion said...

Featured this project on my site today, great idea!
www.craftingrebellion.com

Kelly @ Live Laugh Rowe said...

Love it!! Thanks so much for linking up at Live Laugh Linky! Hope you'll stop by again this week.

Blooms And Bugs said...

Such a great idea. Your table looks awesome. My cutting table is in need of some love too. I just wonder how you overcame the pleats in the vinyl around the corners. Your table looks so neat.

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

The desk is SO adorable!!! I love the whole room!!! Great job! xoxo- Rachel @ BubblyNatureCreations.com

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

I just featured this on my blog today! Great job! http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/04/project-party-weekend-wrap-up-fun-finds.html

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

What a clever idea!! Changes the look of the table instantly! Love it!! Thanks so much for linking up at {Homemade By You}

Evelyn said...

How lucky you are to have such an awesome craft room. Great Job on the tables. I am visiting from Katherines Corner Blog Hop. I am now following you on Linky Followers.

Evelyn
http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com/

Polkadot-pretties said...

Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!!!
I hope you will stop by tomorrow and link up another great project
http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire xox

Katherines Corner said...

Well done a very creative use of paper too. Hugs and thank you for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

How to Nest for Less said...

Super smart!! LOVE the look :)

corner kitchen table said...

Awesome Idea! Thanks for this...I think I have to do mine too!

Krista said...

Absolutely adorable! I have been wanting to recover my desk in my office, and was going to use contact paper. But I love the vinyl idea. Plus it would probably hold up better. My office has all been re-done in pink, black and white. And do I dare say, my desk is dark green. Ugg. Yep, it needs a makeover, and now I have the ambition to do it after seeing your tables! Thanks for sharing the wonderful idea!