Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Suspense No-More!

Hi All,

Yesterday I shared a table that needed something.

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Here is what it looks like today:

 

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And how we got here:

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I got this great sack at an antique mall.  I covered a 3” thick 22 x 22 piece of foam with some batting and then the sack.

Didn’t work.

The burlap would not hold up to the air powered staple gun.

Off to the fabric store to buy something that would make it stronger.  Fortunately, the nice lady took pity on me probably due to my sewing lingo, “something to make it stronger please” and my opening statement of, “I do NOT sew.”

She handed me fleece stuff that I could iron to the burlap sack!  Genius!

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I successfully ironed the two fabrics together.

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Using my amazing staple gun, I went to town.

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And it looked like this:

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And with a bit of trim…

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My small table has been repurposed!  Can’t decide if she heads to the store or finds a place in my house.  We shall see.

 

To see all the parties I am linking to, check out my parties page.

XO-

Shannon

6 comments:

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
I have a feed bag I've been trying to figure out what to do with it!!!
Now I have an idea!!
Thanks!!

Jamie said...

Wow - I LOVE it! Such an amazing transformation.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

OMG, it looks SO COOL! Great use for the burlap--and great tip on the fleece stuff.

muminsearch.com said...

The before and after shots are so different that I wouldn't be even able to tell it is the same item!

DecorandtheDog said...

Cute idea! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

adorable! great idea to upholster it!

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