8.01.2011

HIDING OUR MESS

When my mom was in town a few weeks ago, we decided to make a skirted cover for a table out on our back porch.  I had wanted to try it solo, but thought I might need some back-up.  
Turned out my mom pretty much did it solo, with a little back-up from me.  

Here is how it turned out. 


We made it out of a drop cloth from Lowes and I added the pre-made trim from Hancock's.  
I am planning on having a piece of glass or plexiglass cut for the top.  
This was one of the first pieces of furniture my husband I bought together.  It served as our kitchen table for quite a while.  I was having a hard time parting with it, so I decided to just cover it up. 


I love the way it turned out. 


See the mess!  We have a garage, but it is detached, so we keep our muddy shoes under here, charcoal, random pots and anything else I don't feel like dragging to the garage. 


I bought those jars at the thrift store and they both had lamp kits in them.  I am planning on placing them on either side of the table as lamps, but I haven't found two matching shades I love yet.  


Next up, staining the concrete floors.  
Once that is done, I'll show you the whole porch.  
It happens to be one of my favorite spots. 

Skirted tables are quite the rage. Here a few stylish ones I have come across lately.   

Elizabeth at The Mustard Ceiling made a beautiful skirted table cover  recently and I love the way it turned out.  So classic and elegant. 


Julia from Pawley's Island Posh made this lovely thing.  
Believe it or not, there was no sewing involved in hers.


Makes you one to put a skirt on your table, doesn't it?

7 comments:

  1. This is so pretty!! I have a piece that is *screaming* for this, and it's on my to-do list (along with 100 other things). Was it difficult to do? It's a great look!

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  2. Andrea, I love it! How clever and yes, I'm looking to see what table I can skirt!

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  3. Your skirted table turned out beautiful! I love the trim running up the sides and along the bottom. Thank you for sharing mine today!

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  4. Looks very neatly done and works perfectly!

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  6. LOVE IT!!! Drop cloths are so versatile!!! Great job!

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  7. Andrea, this looks beautiful! Drop cloths are amazing, aren't they! I love the fact that you kept your sentimental kitchen table, too. I have trouble parting with certain pieces myself.

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