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Upcycled Kids Table

By Ana Araujo

Upcycle Before/AfterMy 91-year-old Dad, Joe, found this kids folding table on the street and gave it to me for my grandkids. I took it to be nice; but I have one of those Costco Kids folding table and this was ugly. So, then I was talking with my friend, Karen, and she is hosting her two granddaughters’ 2nd birthday tea party and they needed kid tables. I told her I had one for her but the top needed to be replaced. So, this was a Sunday afternoon project, and with the help of her husband, Al, we got it done in under an hour!

Supplies:

  • Old kids folding table
  • Oilcloth
  • Spray adhesive
  • Drill
  • Craft knife
  • Hammer
  • Sandpaper

 

 

Instructions:

Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 1

Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 1

  1. Remove the screws from under the top of the table with a drill.
  2. Carefully remove the plastic edging trip, set a side.

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 2

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 2

  3. Cut a piece of oilcloth a little bigger than the table top.

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 3

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 3

  4. Lightly sand the tabletop. Spray the table top with achieve spray (follow manufactures instructions)

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 4

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 4

  5. Line up the one straight end of oilcloth with edge of table top (you may need an extra set of hands)
  6. Start to lay down the oilcloth, smoothing it as you go.

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 5

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 5

  7. Once you have it lay down, smooth more to get out any air bubbles.
    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 6

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 6

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 7

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 7

  8. With craft knife trim off excess oilcloth. New tabletop!

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 8

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 8

  9. Carefully place the plastic edge back on the tabletop. The edging will have a little lip, be sure that is over the edge of the oilcloth and that you get the ridge on the plastic edging into the grove of the tabletop.

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 9

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 9

  10. Lightly tap the plastic edge into the table with a hammer, so it will fit securely.
  11. Screw the tabletop back in place with the screws.

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 10

    Upcycled Kids Table Illustration 10

Oh, so cute, all ready for a party! Now I’m sorry I made fun of this table when my Dad gave it to me. It is so, cute! The oilcloth will clean up great with kids’ activities!

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