Monday, July 18, 2011

Chinese Mat Covered Table...........BIG-ASS MAKEOVER!

BEAUTY 3 Chinese Mat Covered Table
Ok, raise your hands if there is a table in your house that your can’t look at for another minute.  Every time you pass by it sitting there is just stares at you and says, “I’m ugly, but you’re too afraid to get rid of me!”  and then it says something else, “you don’t have the nerve to get rid of me because where would you pile up your junk mail!”  Well, it’s time to shut that annoying table up once and for all and give  it a face lift.  Trust me, it will make you happy and the only thing your table will say when you pass it by will be “thank you!”
2 woven Chinese mats
1 roll of 3/8” grosgrain ribbon that matches (I used olive green)
Elmer’s wood glue
2” wide soft bristle brush
Hot glue gun and glue
Minwax Polycrylic coating (best stuff on earth!)
STEP 2: Measure your table top and cut out the same size from the woven mat.
STEP 3:    Spread wood glue all over the tabletop with the brush and apply the mat to the table top and let dry.  Make sure to use a nice amount of glue as this needs to be permanent.
STEP 4:     Measure out your legs and cut your pieces to size and glue them on in the same way as you did the table top.

STEP 5:  When the entire table is covered in mat, take the hot glue gun and start applying the grosgrain ribbon around all of the edges.  Take your time and make sure that you are covering the rough edges of the mat with the ribbon.


STEP 6:  Coat the entire table (even the ribbon!) with the Minwax Polycrylic coating and let dry.

Check out The Big Ass Book of Home Decor for this and over 100 more ideas! 

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