We are currently doing a declutter / makeover on "the cave" aka the rumpus room under the house.
It was a daggy, cluttered old room that the kids play Xbox in. We recently stripped it out, laid some carpet, bought a new couch from IKEA and bang! Nice spacious area for kidlets to hang out in.
Miss M has confiscated an area to play her Barbies and do her craft, so of course we needed to decorate a crafting area!
We had this old IKEA table from ages ago, knocked about and thrown under the house.
Up Cycle time!
Found some clear plastic, my trusty old staple gun (as an ex window dresser I have never not had one in 25 years!) and some fabric from the stash. Would you look at that, old IKEA fabric too!
Cover table. Now here is my tip on covering. Always start in the middle of the edge you are stapling as that allows you to get the fabric stretched adequately and rids the surface of wrinkles, then staple out to one corner and then from the centre to the other corner.
Oh and use hospital corner style folds and trim away excess.
Voila! A new craft table for Miss M. A few hours later I was told it works very well!
Cost ? $3.25 for the plastic! Yay!