Old Table, New Oilcloth

>> 7.09.2012

Spending all of my diy time in the garage apartment was getting old so this weekend, I paused for an hour to do a fun project for myself (and I say "myself" because Nate HATES the after).

I've had this table forever and kept it around simply because I liked the lines. Unfortunately, it never got the love it deserved and sat out on the covered porch gathering dust...

...until Saturday when I took a bit of black spray paint and a couple of feet of oilcloth (a store near me sells them $2/ foot) to do this:
"It looks like wrapping paper," "Ugh, so kitschy," "kill me now" -Nate

The project was inspired by my love of the bright, easy to clean fabric and a quick search for what to do with it on Pinterest. It didn't hurt that I already had a staple gun on hand from my last headboard project :).

I set the table back up in the same spot it sat before and pulled in the other (super dirty) black chair from the yard to create a nicer spot to sit and enjoy the mosquitoes. The bucket holds the bug spray and the candle should repel them. 


Cheap and easy! Just how I like it.

Anyone else have a love for oilcloth these days?

PS I have to share what I found after I cut the fabric and left the scissors laying out:
seriously, not posed!

 Linking to the Summer Pinterest Party!


Kathleen July 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM  

I love this table, what a great idea! I did something similar using regular cloth from Jo-Ann's. (I have yet to blog about it). Is that similar to oil cloth? (Sorry if this is a stupid question, I've never heard of oil cloth before). :) I made two end tables and I am debating putting one outside... do you think you will have any trouble with rain etc? I love the colors you have going on too, it seems like we have similar taste! Can't wait to look through your other posts.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog July 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM  

@Kathleen~ Oilcloth is basically laminated fabric and wipes down really easily. We shouldn't have an issue with ours because it is on a covered porch, but I'm not sure how it would hold up in the elements (but it would be worth a try for a couple of bucks).

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards July 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM  

I love oilcloth. And I love this table redone. I was thinking about doing this for my craft table. Hmmm...

Rosie Blankenship July 13, 2012 at 2:50 PM  

I have a table that has been exposed to the elements and I plan to cover it in oilcloth. Thanks for showing this - it's my idea exactly. So, now I have inspiration! I plan to leave mine on an outdoor deck, so I'll let you know how it holds up. I figure if the oilcloth is pulled tight and stapled underneath, it ought to resist water for a number of years.

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