Thursday, 21 November 2013

DIY Table Revamp - Guest Post

Hi all! I'm Tiffany from This Motherhood is Brought to You by Xanax and I am so excited to be a part of the Guest Post Swap and to be Amanda's swap partner! I love love love her idea on how to make indoor snowballs with egg cartons. I am definitely going to have to try that with my kiddos since my smallest one has decided that it has to snow for Christmas. Poor baby doesn't know snow is hard to come by in Alabama :(
For my guest post I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!
torntable
For this fix you are going to need a screwdriver, duct tape, and scissors. For this table you need a Philip's Head screwdriver but you can easily check to see which one you need by looking at the head of the screws; if it's flat you need a flat head and if it looks like a star you need a Philip's Head. You can also choose any pattern of duct tape. They have come out with so many different fun patterns that I've already started looking at other things to duct tape!
supplies
Don't you just love the zebra striped pattern on the tape?? My little bit is going to love it! She is so crazy about "breezas". She couldn't say zebra for some reason when she was smaller so "breezas" it is. In order to take the top off of tables like this you need to turn the table over and remove all of the screws holding the table top in place. This may take a little bit of elbow grease if your screws have built up rust around them like our table has. We've used it outside on the porch several times for picnics so it has seen a little bit of weather for it to rust.
bottom
Once you have all of the screws removed you can either pull all of the plastic off of the top of the table or you can just tape over it. I chose to tape over it because it is less messy. The foam padding that is underneath the plastic can get everywhere if you are not careful. Stretch the tape from end to end until you have covered the entire top of the table. Or if you're like me until you run out of tape and then have to wait until you can find more of the same pattern in the store.
table top
Hopefully some time soon I will be able to find another roll of this pattern and you guys can see the finished product. Until then, thanks for checking me out and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to cover a kid's table! I wish you all many happy days ahead! :)

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