We bought a bunch of Lack tables from Ikea a while back and this yellow one used to live in my living room. Somehow, it wound up in the basement, possibly when people started using it as a landing pad on the way from using one trampoline (couch) to the other trampoline (couch). And once down there, it was just a hop, skip and a jump to being used as the table that held all the painting supplies when we did the basement a few weeks ago. So now my pretty yellow table is all splattered with paint and I can't get it off.
I've been looking at this messy little table every time we go downstairs to play. I didn't to get rid of it, it's such a cute little table. And then the kids started using it as a pretend playing house table - setting it with plates, forks, cups and stuff. And because I have trouble leaving well enough alone, I thought it would be fun to make it into a real tea party table - and some scrapbook paper and some Mod Podge later, we were in business.
I didn't take pictures of each step because I had a little two-year-old helper who was enjoying waving the gluey paintbrush around just a little too much. Instead, I'll just tell you - I cut out rectangles for the placemats, circles for the plates - although I guess they are more like chargers than plates. I also cut out circles as saucers for teacups and triangles as napkins. That's it. Glue the pieces on, wait for them to dry and then add another coat of glue on top to harden it all up. The back of my new bottle of Mod Podge says to let the project cure for four weeks, but that's not going to happen.
I'm hoping when the kids come home, one or more of them will set the table so I can take a picture and share.
Total project cost: Free. I had everything in the house.
But even if you don't, it's still pretty darn cheap.
Lack table: $7
Bottle of Mod Podge: $5
Four sheets of scrapbook paper: $1
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)