Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mod Podge 50th Birthday Blog Hop

Mod Podge is celebrating 50 years of creativity and we, AFCI Designers are celebrating right along with a Blog Hop!
I am the 4th stop of the hop, but if you want to start from the beginning, please visit the Designer Crafts Connection Blog.

For my project, I am giving some much needed TLC to wood folding tray table.
(The supply list is at the bottom of the post.)

The table was accidentally left outside. It has water stains and the top is a bit warped, but still salvageable. I cleaned it up and sanded the top.
I then sprayed the top with a white flat paint. I painted the top white because the fabric has white stripes and I didn't want the wood grain peering through.
Once the 3rd coat of white paint dried, I masked off the top with butcher paper.
I then painted the bottom including, the rounded edges with Folk Art Chalkboard black paint. While the 2nd coat chalkboard paint dried, I started prepping the fabric.

Follow the instructions on the Mod Podge Fabric bottle.
I washed and ironed the fabric as instructed. I wanted the rounded edges of the tables to show, so I measured the surface I wanted covered. I transferred the measurements onto butcher paper to create a pattern, if you will. I pinned the pattern to the fabric and cut.
I then applied the Mod Podge Fabric to the backside of the fabric. I started applying with a foam brush. Negative. It dragged the fabric all over the place. The instructions clearly stated, apply with fingers. So, I followed the instructions and it worked so much better.
Adding the Mod Podge to the backside of the fabric helps stiffen the fabric and prevents the edges from fraying. The instructions called for 2 hours to dry. Since I was heavy handed with the Mod Podge, there I go again, not following instructions, I waited 4 hours to dry completely. {Smiles}

I was then ready to apply the fabric to the table top. I covered half of the table with the Mod Podge, applying a coat as evenly as possible. I then placed the fabric and then did the other half.
I took the brayer and smoothed out any air bubbles.
After waiting 24 hours for it to dry, I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the top of the fabric. I waited 48 hours for it to dry completely.

The makeover is complete! Here she is all prettied up!

There were a few air bubbles that appeared after it dried, but the floral striped fabric is very forgiving. You can't really see them unless, you are up close and personal.

I love the makeover! Ready to work out the details of my next project in DCWV Platinum Planner! {A frothy coffee helps!}

Thank you for hopping along. If you like to start from the beginning, please visit the DCC Blog please leave a comment to be entered to win one of the two Mod Podge prizes!

Mod Podge Fabric
FolkArt Chalk Paint Black
Mod Podge 7 Piece Tool Kit
Mod Podge Professional Kit
Mod Podge Foam Brushes 4 pc.
White Spray Paint
Sand Paper PS10 grit and PS14 grit
Fabric 1/2 yard 
Butcher paper
3M Painter's Tape


Anonymous said...

Love it. You did a great job, it turned out beautiful.

JolaneOnAJourney said...

That table looks amazing. It reminds me of a Happy Planner!!! You did a great job. said...

Beautiful, Gorgeous,Awesomeness I really love your table. Great job!

Annmakes said...

I love how this table turned out. what a transformation. I have a similar table and I so want to do what you did now!

Migdalia said...

The table turned out beautiful!!Very creative!

Lisa Mensing said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. You're so creative!

Unknown said...

Absolutely LOVE IT!!!

Erin Reed said...

Love this, turned out so cute!

maria soto said...

I love, love this table, it's beautiful. I have a couple of folding tables and one has been out on the front porch, I have to try something like this.

Emma Ivemey said...

What a great project! The fabric is beautiful too.

Anonymous said...

great project and instructions. I love the way it turned out.

Steph Ackerman said...

Great way to recycle!

MadeByKarla said...

It tuned out great!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Great idea! Now I'm totally inspired to redo a end table I have!

Desiree' Clary said...

You already know I LOVE the things you make! <3 Awesome stuff girl!

crazyaboutcricut said...

This is amazing! Thanks for explaining so clearly. I didn't know there was fabric Modge Podge! I totally want to try it now :D

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

What a neat idea! I love that fabric you used.. and love the idea of the black legs and edges. I have an extra replica of that table sitting beside my computer, for "extra" space.... and it's in pretty bad shape.... I need it to have a shabby chic makeover!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Really a beautiful project!

Rebecca said...

It came out stunning! Such a great and creative makeover!