Friday, March 4, 2016

Decoupaged Fabric Table Makeover

I can't stop dragging stuff home from the thrift store....I can't do it!  Tables, old silver, books, chairs.......I have a problem!  The one saving grace about this is that I have a job that actually requires me to haunt these places regularly so that I can create inspirational projects for all of you.  Still, I have no more room in my house, but that's another story.  Today we're tackling a simple side table with beautiful Ikat fabric I found at JoAnn Fabrics.  I used Americana Decor Maxx Gloss and some Americana Decoupage in gloss to put it all together.  In no time, this table went from drab to FAB.  (I love saying that)  Can someone please come over and take away some of this furniture?  Remember, make messes, have fun and don't forget to Make Your Mark!  xoxo
Tea for two
I love how the fabric instantly fixed up the scratched surface
The Americana Decoupage in Gloss dries to a super hard finish, too!
See how easy it is to do here
Stuff You'll Need
Thrift store table
Enough fabric to cover the top
Americana Decor Maxx Gloss (in a matching color)
*I used Caribbean Sea
Large sheet of butcher paper
1.  Press paper around the table top to create a pattern
2.  Trace around the crease with a pencil and cut out
3. & 4.  Pin to the fabric and carefully cut out the pattern
5. & 6. Pick a color of Maxx Gloss to match the fabric and stir thoroughly, don't shake
7.  Give the table 1 to 2 coats of Maxx Gloss (no need to sand, prime or prep)
8. & 9.  Coat the table top with Americana Decoupage
10.  Make sure there are no wrinkles and that the fabric is perfectly flat and in position
11.   Coat the entire piece of fabric with a generous amount of the Decoupage and let dry
12.  Optional:  Use a metallic gold paint pen to edge the table
Will you join me?


  1. Hey Mark, love the table, you can send it my way, if you need to move it!! hahaha Love ya' Patricia B

    1. I'm going to have to look for a box Patricia! xoxo

  2. It really looks retro but with a fresh modern kick

  3. I really like the table and your directions. I thought I had pinned it, but couldn't find it, so thankful to have found it again, it was not easy. I hope to copy it soon. Thanks, Terry (ps not sure why is wants to label me mom, but I am one just not your mom, sorry)

    1. Hey "not Mom"! Thanks for the comment. I hope you make one soon, too! Have a great week!

  4. I really like this idea! I have been looking for a project to complete for 2 old tables I have, and I believe this is the one! Thanks.