But over the weekend I took a short break from wedding stuff to redo a terribly embarrassing possession. I have a card table that is awful! It is old, stained, and UGLY. Last month we needed a few extra tables at our church potluck, so my husband loaded up the eyesore and took it to church. I wanted to crawl under a table, but not that one because it looked like someone may have died on it. Then and there I decided that I needed to do something about that.
Now I am what people like to call "frugal", because it's less offensive than other terms. I am though, I cannot stand to throw something out because it's ugly when it still works just fine. I was sure there was something that I could do with that table to make it presentable again...that's not frugal, it's creative right? ;o) So when I was at the store I found a super cute outdoor, vinyl, picnic tablecloth for $4. I thought that it would be a good start to my new card table.
I then found a can of red spray paint and got really excited. I LOVE spray painting things. I don't know why, but it's a lot of fun for me.
Saturday morning came and I couldn't wait to get to work. I got the table out, flipped it over and started to find a socket wrench that would take out the little bolts in the table. It would have been a lot easier had the little bolts not been a little rusted.
While that was drying, I took the vinyl tablecloth, the tabletop, and a staple gun and got to work. After it was stapled, I just went around it with a rough cut (once it's completely put together I trimmed it again). It did not take long at all!
Once the paint was dry, about an hour or two, I put it back together again. As my oldest would say, easy, peasy, lemon squeezey!
I LOVE the result. I cannot wait until the next church potluck...I think a little redemption is in order.
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week. If I don't see you until Monday, have a great weekend too! God bless!