Wednesday, February 2, 2011

This Table Has a Secret

Way back when, I did 3 posts on the glam nursery that we did for our sweet little girl.  I forgot to add the "DIY" (not sure you can really call it that, but hey, that's what I'm going with!) for the table.

It is actually the most expensive thing in the room, but I did it for free! 

Here is how I did it:

1. Shop your closet and find a long skirt or sarong.  The one I used is a vintage black silk pleated skirt: Ralph Lauren Purple Label.  This is an ankle-length skirt so once it is on the table, it leaves about 6 inches or so draping on the floor.  I think it is so romantic-looking like that!



2. Shop your kitchen or dining room and find a round tray or charger.  Mine is a large silver serving tray.  A vintage round tray would look great too!  Just make sure that there are no sharp edges or cutouts that could snag your fabric.  Your mom or grandmother might have some vintage silver trays laying around that would work well.


3. Set up a decorator table.  You know the kind: made of wood, collapsible, round top.  I have also seen people use a metal garbage can flipped upside down.  Good idea if there are no handles - hello, tripping and toe-bashing.  Not good news!  Plus, take into consideration the height of the table/can/other base.  Make sure it's not too high to reach over and put your book or drink down.  No one wants to reach up.



4. Skirt goes over table.  Charger/tray goes over open waist area.  Super simple!  Don't look at the lamp.  It is the DIY from you-know-where.  I got this great idea to weave ribbon through it and at halfway through, I have gone through well over 50 yards of ribbon.  Plus the whole thing annoys me to no end.  So that's that.

Viola! Decorate your table as you wish!!


For more about the nursery:

Read part 1 here.
Read part 2 here.
Read part 3 here.
Read about the mobile here.

Linking up with some great  parties!

8 comments:

Meg said...

Ha! That's awesome! Way to re-purpose. It looks like it fits in the decor perfectly!

shopannies said...

looks great and love the idea of how you reused instead of having to purchase

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

Sooooo smart! Great cheat!

abeachcottage said...

That is an awesome idea! Good way to decorate without spending anything. Thank you for sharing.

Jenny! {www.alongthelei.blogspot.com} said...

Nice~ i never thought of that! Now you have me thinking. HMMMM I am mentally filing through my closet to see which one fits the sacrifice best! Thanks for this great idea!

Patricia Torres said...

oh wow!! thats an amazing... awesome idea!!

Jamie said...

What a great idea. I would have never though of that. I'm your newest follower. Be sure to stop by my blog Monday and add your project to the More The Merrier Monday Link Party.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

love it!!!

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