Right before I was off to teach Zumba, I stopped by the Goodwill and finally found an acceptable end table for my first real re-do attempt. I was nervous... did it really have potential? There was a matching chair, but it was not the slightest bit comfortable, so I left it behind. I brought home my little $4 table with hopes of it becoming a plant holder for outside, or even a nightstand (gasp!) to replace my upside-down laundry basket with two boxes stacked on top that house my clock, phone and fan.
|Kinda eh, no? Not too sure....|
So I set forth in my first Modge Podge attempt. It was so easy! Using a big foam brush, I put a layer of Modge Podge on the surface of the table (after sanding and cleaning first) then smoothed my fabric over the top. After it dried, I added a second coat of Modge Podge. At first I thought I had ruined it. But I trusted my deeper instinct that it goes on white, but it dries clear and success! It's true. Let that layer dry thoroughly, then I added a second layer for extra protection. I wanted to be able to clean the surface easily and not worry about cleaning fabric.
Ta-da! I still need to find a nice ribbon or something for trim, but I think that it turned out alright for a first project. A little to lime for our spring bedroom, but that's where it is for now so that I can use the laundry basket again. In time, I'm sure it will have many homes, including the huge porch whose decor and feel I'm still pondering.