Give Me Glitter…
Upcycled Kids Table
By Ana Araujo
My 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!
- Old kids folding table
- Spray adhesive
- Craft knife
- Remove the screws from under the top of the table with a drill.
- Carefully remove the plastic edging trip, set a side.
- Cut a piece of oilcloth a little bigger than the table top.
- Lightly sand the tabletop. Spray the table top with achieve spray (follow manufactures instructions)
- Line up the one straight end of oilcloth with edge of table top (you may need an extra set of hands)
- Start to lay down the oilcloth, smoothing it as you go.
- Once you have it lay down, smooth more to get out any air bubbles.
- With craft knife trim off excess oilcloth. New tabletop!
- 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.
- Lightly tap the plastic edge into the table with a hammer, so it will fit securely.
- Screw the tabletop back in place with the screws.
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!