How to Cover a Table in Oilcloth
So I had this table -- ugly -- marked up -- destroyed by the kiddos -- but fully functional. What to do?
COVER THAT BABY!!
|Pull Edges Tight Before Securing|
- 1-2 Yards Oilcloth
- Staple Gun and Staples
- Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
- Table, Cabinet, Chair Seat, etc.
Craft Time: 30 minutes MAX
Cost: $1.00 (well $3.00 if you count the purchase of the table as well)
|Slick Surface with Waterproof Covering for a Child's Table|
THE METHOD: Basically, you attach the cloth with hot glue adn/or a staple gun to your tabltop, corkbaord, etc. etc. The surface is water proof and tough as nails, but still bens easilly like cloth. You have to make sure to keep the cloth tight and without bubble as you apply it, but it is a simple process, akin to recovering a chair seat or stretching a canvas. YOU CAN DO IT! For the full step by step, you can see my tutorial on Houzz RIGHT HERE!
|Oilcloth Pleating Under the Tabletop|
So the moral of the story is...if you ever see a bolt of oilcloth for cheap - BUY IT!!!!