Could your card table use a little makeover? There are several ways to accomplish this relatively easy task. Here are a few card table makeovers that will inspire you to get out your crafting tools:
Even if the fabric on your card table isn’t ripped or burned, it could be just plain boring. That’s why Chelsea from Two Twenty One covered her ho-hum black card table with a beautiful vinyl fabric. Don’t let the prospect of using vinyl scare you away. Chelsea gives very good instructions.
eHow contributor Debbie Williams not only refinished this garage sale find by replacing the top with new fabric, but she painted the frame and the legs, too. She provides a detailed tutorial which even includes how to refinish metal chairs.
Speaking of tag sale finds, here’s a vintage card table that’s been refinished by Eve of Reduction using modern, retro fabric. The cotton fabric is protected by a layer of laminate that’s easily applied with an iron. I’d love to have those tables and chairs in my house.
If you’re not comfortable with working with fabric, why not just paint your card table like Katie from Decorate My Life did? Katie doesn’t tell us the steps she took to paint it, but she shows several other flea market overhauls that are wonderful.
I love this card table makeover from The Merry Thought. A DIY is provided showing how to build the top using reclaimed wood. It is a substantial piece of furniture now – and quite attractive.
Alexis from persia lou has outdone herself. Her kids’ table and chairs makeover has everything from painting and reupholstering, to building a wood table top. The kids who get this table and chairs sure are lucky!
Who hasn’t used a card table as a tent by throwing blankets over it? The Creative Chicks’ mom made this fitted tent years ago. Although there is not a step-by-step DIY, anyone with basic sewing skills could follow the construction explanation.
The same idea holds for this layered card table cover from Quilting Fabrications. If you’re a quilter, you won’t have any problem making a similar fitted table cover. This would look so nice in a country setting, especially with those ruffles under the patchwork cover.
Speaking of ruffles, check out this ruffled card table tablecloth from Sew Dang Cute Crafts. Complete instructions are provided along with a good tip for saving money. Instead of buying pre-made ruffles, make your own using muslin for 1/5 the price!
Since I’m a quilter, I’m going to replace my boring black card table top with some patchwork fabric. I’m also going to throw a clear vinyl table cloth over the patchwork to protect it. Bright Settings carries 6-gauge clear vinyl tablecloths in any size you need. Just click on the “Calculate Tablecloth Size” button and enter the size of your card table top so you’ll know what size to order.