Okay, so finally this is done!!! I was looking for a little white table and chairs for my girls and finally came across one, maybe three years ago at a garage sale for $10! I loved it. It was just what I was looking for. Although it has since been scratched up and repainted white again. This year I wanted to make it a little prettier (being in crafty mode), so I decided to paint it:
Yuck! My sister said it reminded her of a poker chip. Gee, just the look I was going for. So I made it white again.
This of course is when I had sanded the table down.
So, I was at a giveaway (have any of you ever been to one? They are awesome!!! Tables, and tables and tables of free stuff. I should get a picture of the next one I go to!) and I saw this skirt, and thought hmm... I know what I could use this for!
I decided to make a ruffle skirt for my girls table!
So I place the skirt over the table:
And drew a line around the skirt about an inch from the side so I could cut the skirt.
A beautiful sight. A second life!
Then I measured my table around the outside.
And cut my fabric to the measurement size.
I stitched up the left piece so it would connect the whole way around, but when I went to try it on the table it was about 2 inches too short!!!! Grr. Did I mention I have no idea how to sew, I just make things up as I go. So if you know how to sew, stop laughing at me, because you probably know what I did wrong. I still don't!
So I ended up sewing 2 inches of fabric back onto the skirt to make it long enough. Which left me with an extra seam. But this is okay. It's a play table!
After I had the side sewn I found this adhesive velcro at the dollar store which I was going to sew onto the skirt (the reason I want the skirt attached by velcro is so I can remove it and wash it - 3 girls = messy!) but it was SO sticky that I didn't even have to.
I sewed the top down to have a nice edge at the top to cover the velcro from showing when everything was all done.
I stuck the other velcro piece onto the table.
And, do you want to see the result?!
I am pleased with myself. I love it! And I can finally put it back in my girls room. but first I had to get a few pictures of them enjoying it.
Remember the tea set I bought at the thrift store and cleaned with my homemade silver polish (for the recipe look here).
She loved it for her birthday!! Yay!
And they had a special guest too!
It was so much fun to make and put together this cute table set. I know they are going to love playing tea party all the time now!
How do you think it turned out?
I am linking to the parties in my top menu bar.