Table Makeover with Fabric and Nailhead

Howdy! Sorry I had to be a tease yesterday. I didn’t have great light for photos at 8pm at night. So, here’s all the details on my table makeover.

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As you saw yesterday it started like this:

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before-and-after-table

This was a table we inherited in the basement of our first house. It is just a homemade work table. Nothing special at all…except that it was FREE. My favorite kind of furniture! Besides it not being that eye-catching, it was in good shape. I could see the makings of a console table. I have been wanting one for our dining area, but being a major penny-pincher, I didn’t want to spend the bucks right now.

I was able to do this entire transformation for $20. All I had to buy was the fabric and the nailhead trim. I went to the fabric store and found a yard and a half of fabric on the sale table. Plenty for this project. They also had the nailhead  30 percent off and I had a $5 off coupon. I ended up getting it all for $20! Usually just the nailhead roll is that much.

I decided to try this method I saw over at Sarah Dorsey Designs. You coat your table with water-based polycrylic and iron your fabric on. You can get full details in the link at Sarah’s site.

Before I could begin though, I needed to make the table the right size for the space. I cut part of the back off so it wasn’t so deep and reattached the legs. Actually, we all did that. Dave and the kids all helped me. My kids always want to help with our projects. It’s so cute to see them get excited to help out!

You may have seen this on Instagram:

safety-first

I wanted it to have solid sides instead of legs so we also added some scrap wood. This is the great thing about DIY–you start to have left over materials! We had the perfect wood left over from our Ikea BILLY hack for the sides. Under the front of the table top we just added a 2×4. After filling in some divits with wood fill we were ready to roll!

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I had the water-based polycrylic on hand from some furniture makeovers. Again, the nice thing about a DIY lifestyle. This iron-on method worked like a charm. I took Sarah’s advice and starched my fabric before hand. I chose not to coat the outside because I really liked the nubby texture of the fabric.

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I had never used the nailhead trim on a roll before. This was so much easier!! Great for projects that you want to use a lot of nailhead accents. This whole makeover only took a few hours.

I am really happy with the finished project. It’s even better knowing what the before looked like! Now I’m wondering what else is going to get covered with fabric around here…

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This space is very much unfinished, as you can see, but by just adding this table I already like it better. Now I feel like getting the rest of it done!

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Table Makeover wtih Fabric and Nailhead

 

 

Linking to: Give Me the Goods Monday, Inspire Me Please Linky Party, The Inspiration Gallery, Share Your Creativity, That DIY Party, Thrifty Decor Chick Before & After Party

 

 

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81 Comments on Table Makeover with Fabric and Nailhead

  1. thesisterslice
    August 20, 2013 at 6:38 am (1 year ago)

    Is the material burlap? Also what are thinking for the walls in there?

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 6:41 am (1 year ago)

      No, it’s an upholstery weight weave. I have a couple ideas up my sleeve for the walls…xo K

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  2. Julia @cuckoo4design
    August 20, 2013 at 7:01 am (1 year ago)

    Seriously breath taking transformation Kristin. Love it!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 7:20 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Julia :) xo Kristin

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  3. Selma's Table
    August 20, 2013 at 7:12 am (1 year ago)

    Gorgeous – simply gorgeous! I’m now scrutinising every stick of furniture to see if I can cover it in fabric!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 7:21 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Selma :) I am now doing that too with the rest of the untouched furniture in this house! xo Kristin

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  4. hvalardi
    August 20, 2013 at 7:37 am (1 year ago)

    Kristen, this is a true trash to treasure…great work! :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 7:55 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Heidi :) xo K

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  5. cassie
    August 20, 2013 at 7:48 am (1 year ago)

    WOW. WOWOWOWOWOW! you had vision for that, girl!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 7:55 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Cassie :) xo K

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  6. Janet
    August 20, 2013 at 8:53 am (1 year ago)

    OMG AMAZING!!!!! what is the fabric????

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 8:55 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Janet :) I got the fabric at Hancock on their clearance table. It was just a scrap so I don’t have any other details. It is an gray basket weave upholstery fabric. xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 1:10 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Kelly :) xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 1:10 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Elizabeth :) xo Kristin

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  7. Yara
    August 20, 2013 at 9:20 am (1 year ago)

    Wowwww, unbelievable!! Great Job!!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 1:10 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Yara :) xo Kristin

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  8. Charlotte
    August 20, 2013 at 9:47 am (1 year ago)

    Great job!!! Loving the table

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Charlotte :) xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Shavonda :) xo Kristin

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  9. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    August 20, 2013 at 10:23 am (1 year ago)

    This is gorgeous?! I’m really intrigued to try that technique. I’ve used modge podge for smaller areas and have been pleased with the results. $20 for that look—wow, job well done!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Jennifer :) I am really happy with how the fabric adhered to the table. Definitely worth trying out! xo Kristin

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  10. Sarah M. Dorsey
    August 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Looks SO good!! I think I’ll try the nailhead roll next time, such a great time saver! Thanks for the link love too!! :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Sarah :) I was anxious to try this method after I saw one of your pins on Pinterest :) xo Kristin

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  11. now at home mom
    August 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm (1 year ago)

    WOW! it’s gorgeous Kristin! I love it! you are always so creative and make beautiful things! :-)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 4:17 pm (1 year ago)

      That is so sweet! Thanks so much Ingrid :) xo Kristin

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  12. marlin
    August 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow..this is such a beautiful transformation. Great idea !! Love it !!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 20, 2013 at 6:02 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Marlin :) xo Kristin

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  13. Jeni
    August 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm (1 year ago)

    Absolutely brilliant! So glam and the burlap (?) fabric adds the organic touch. I’d love to do this project on bed headboard. K, you’d make so much money on your own boutique, selling your talented touches to others or hosting remodel parties. :-)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 21, 2013 at 6:53 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks J :) You are so sweet! xo Kristin

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  14. oneenglishteacher
    August 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Whew! You stretched $20 to insane lengths here; no one would believe you could create a table like that for $20 unless you had explained it all. Great job!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 21, 2013 at 6:54 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks! I love trying to spend least amount of money possible on my projects without compromising style or quality :) xo Kristin

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  15. Jesse @ Scout & Nimble
    August 21, 2013 at 12:06 am (1 year ago)

    Holy cow, Kristin! It looks like a completely different table! Totally gorgeous girl! ;)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 21, 2013 at 6:54 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Jesse :) xo Kristin

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  16. Gilit
    August 21, 2013 at 12:33 am (1 year ago)

    Kristin, it looks aMAZing!!! OMG I remember seeing the Sarah Dorsey Designs and drooling over it and filing it away in my brain to do some day and here you went and rocked it! Loving the fabric and nailhead trim!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 21, 2013 at 6:55 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Gilit :) Isn’t Sarah a design rock star?! I love her taste. xo Kristin

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  17. Kayla
    August 21, 2013 at 12:39 am (1 year ago)

    Kristin, it turned out so beautiful! What a great idea to turned something used for a garage or basement into a fab console in your dining room! LOVE!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 21, 2013 at 6:56 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Kayla :) I love that something that has been completely overlooked for years can become a gorgeous useful piece again! xo Kristin

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  18. Serena @ Thrift Diving
    August 21, 2013 at 8:26 am (1 year ago)

    Kristin, this table looks awesome, girl!! Very impressed! Hey, what’s your email address? I wanted to email about something :) Hit me up at ThriftDiving at gmail dot com.

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 22, 2013 at 7:12 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Serena :) I think we’ve become such a throw away society, I try to redo as many things as I can. xo K

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  19. mygoodwillfinds
    August 21, 2013 at 11:15 am (1 year ago)

    Love it! And it’s so funny, now that I’m getting into the DIY mentality and am now seeing something I like and instead of thinking ‘that’s too much’ thinking ‘how can I make one’. I was at pier one the other week and saw this EXACT style piece of furniture, but it was a chest of drawers. Covered in fabric with the thumbtack trim (as I call it). On close inspection I realized it was just thumb tacks that made such as impressive touch. And they are so cheap. And then I look at your blog and you’ve done the whole rest of the project, attaching the fabric and all, and all the dirty work and explained it for me, so thank you! I will hopefully be trying it soon. And what a coincidence after just seeing it at pier 1. You should check it out if you haven’t! This must be the style right now.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 22, 2013 at 7:16 am (1 year ago)

      I know that dresser at Pier 1 ;) I saw that a few months back and thought that could easily be DIY’d for way less. I like to see what’s trending, but I just go to the beat of my own drum. Sometimes it’s in, sometimes it’s not. I say do what you love and make your home say YOU :) xo Kristin

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  20. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile
    August 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow, what a transformation! I love the fabric you chose and the sweet little nailhead detail is perfect!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 22, 2013 at 7:17 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Caitlin :) xo Kristin

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  21. Lindsay at Life of Splendor
    August 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm (1 year ago)

    Your table turned out amazing! I cannot get over the before and after transformation!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 22, 2013 at 7:21 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Lindsay :) I am happy with the way it turned out. xo Kristin

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  22. Laurie
    August 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm (1 year ago)

    Beautiful job on the table!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 22, 2013 at 7:23 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Laurie :) xo Kristin

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  23. Jennifer Griffin
    August 22, 2013 at 10:42 am (1 year ago)

    I love the texture of the fabric and the character of the nail head trim! I’d never heard of the method you used to apply the fabric. Sounds like a great tip! Way to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear! :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 23, 2013 at 6:38 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Jennifer :) When I was researching different ways to attach the fabric I pinned that poly method and it just happened to be Sarah Dorsey’s :) Then I discovered a whole bunch of them that were based off of a Martha Stewart demo. Who knew, right? Happy Weekend!! xo Kristin

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  24. Shannon
    August 22, 2013 at 10:55 am (1 year ago)

    Kristin! I was seriously considering this for my console table in my dining room, and this just sealed the deal. I’m DOING IT! Love it!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 23, 2013 at 6:39 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Shannon :) I really love the result. Oh, and I am loving your office space!! xo Kristin

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  25. Ali Burtt | Pies and Puggles
    August 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Great work! I love it!

    I’m your neighbor over at Commona My House’s Give Me the Goods feature this week so I found you via that!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 26, 2013 at 6:47 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Ali :) Thanks for stopping by! That is such a great link up. xo Kristin

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  26. Stephanie Kent @ The Styled Soul
    August 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Kristin! It’s beautiful, as always! I have a question for you. How did you keep the nail trim so straight? Do you have a method or are you just way more patient than I am? I recently added a nail trim to my headboard and had trouble keeping it straight. This was the first time I used it with fabric.

    Stephanie @ http://www.thestyledsoul.com

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 26, 2013 at 6:49 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Stephanie :) Honestly, it was my first time working with the nailhead on a roll. I had to bend it a little to keep it straight. I think the next time I use it I might chalk a line or something, but I just eyeballed it this time. I liked it so much better than doing each individual nail. So quick! xo Kristin

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  27. Janis@All Things Beautiful
    August 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm (1 year ago)

    So beautiful!!!! I need to make one of those, too. Love the fabric choice and the nailheads just send it over the top! Great job and thanks for sharing. xoxo

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 26, 2013 at 6:49 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Janis :) Have a great day! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 27, 2013 at 6:27 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Kayla :) I’ll check it out! xo Kristin

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  28. Kelly @ View Along the Way
    August 27, 2013 at 8:46 am (1 year ago)

    DYING. This is SO AMAZING!! I’ve seen people cover tables in fabric before, but never this kind of table – and the results are stunning! Well done!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 27, 2013 at 9:40 am (1 year ago)

      Wow! Thanks Kelly :) xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Amy :) Have a great weekend! xo Kristin

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  29. rebeccasdelightfulhome
    August 31, 2013 at 8:56 am (1 year ago)

    Love the nail head trim! I saw a very similar table at Home Goods the other day, for $250. Nice job!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      September 3, 2013 at 6:12 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks somuch Rebecca :) I love HG! xo Kristin

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  30. Pat
    August 31, 2013 at 7:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Beautiful! You did such a wonderful job on this ~ very creative.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      September 3, 2013 at 6:10 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Pat :) xo Kristin

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  31. heather
    October 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Im thinking of being a copycat. I seriously keep coming back to this page I love it so much!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      October 7, 2013 at 8:38 am (1 year ago)

      Do it! Do it! :) So glad you are inspired! xo Kristin

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  32. redlippedliss
    August 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm (4 months ago)

    VERY cool idea! I have a hideous 1970s chaise lounge that I need to recover. Would you recommend reupholstering, or doing a slipcover? Keep in mind I have a somewhat destructive and very fuzzy kitten :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      August 6, 2014 at 8:12 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks! I think that really depends on how you use it and the look you want. Totally a personal choice :) xoxo

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      • redlippedliss
        August 6, 2014 at 11:59 am (4 months ago)

        any recommendations for a hardy fabric? It occurred to me, since I think I want a damask, that I could purchase curtains, since they’re washable…?

      • BLISS AT HOME
        August 6, 2014 at 1:20 pm (4 months ago)

        Sunbrella or other outdoor fabric would be great for durability And cleaning…

  33. Sherry
    September 15, 2014 at 9:54 am (2 months ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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