What we have here is a late night project brought on by Frannie. She needed a computer desk for her new houses’ home office so she went to a thrift store and found this table for around 50 dollars. She arrived at my house around 7:00pm one night wanting me to help her with the project, little did I know she wanted it done that night….she was so excited about it that she couldn’t wait. This is what we started with:
Next we sanded the piece lightly on the legs and under the top. The top was laminate so after sanding for a bit we decided that if she was to paint the top it would take a lot more sanding and even then with primer and paint it may scratch off really easily because of the slick surface…
After a hard choice on the color we wanted to use we tested yellow, but it was really bright so we re-primed the test spot and decided on just white for a fresh clean look. As I began to paint on the top coat we decided that fabric on the top would be the best. After the first coat of paint Frannie ran to JoAnns at 8:30, which is a 10 minute drive (and they close at 9. I would not have been able to pick fabric out in that amount of time.) Here is the first coat of white:
Here is the fabric she decided on…
Then we needed a large jar of Mod Podge
Spread the Mod Podge on the surface after sanding lightly using a dense foam roller, or brush.
Lay the fabric onto the wet Mod Podge noticing the pattern and placing it right where you want it. Use a credit card to smooth out the fabric and possible air bubbles that are under it. Go from the center and work your way out.