card table mainMyself and some of the other blogger BABES from The Think and Make Thursday Link Party were approached by and asked to do a project using Marimekko fabric. I couldn’t wait!! I’ve always loved Marimekko’s designs. So after searching through their huge selection, I found this PVC Fabric.



SO COOL. It’s mainly used for table clothes and I had the PERFECT Idea for it. If you’re anything like us every time we have company we have NOWHERE for people to sit, we’re always having to put up ugly card tables and folding chairs BLECK.

Well, I had this old crummy table out in the garage we had been using as a work bench and decided it was time to bring it back to life.

table before

Pretty gross right?? I know, but don’t worry I fixed ‘er up real nice Clark. 🙂

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What you’ll need:

The How To:

-I removed all of the screws from the top and took it off.

unscrewing top

-Then I pulled off all of the old nasty top and batting underneath.

pulling old top off

(This is my Mom’s hand she made a guest appearance. HAHAHAHA.)

-I then Primed the entire frame with spray primer and let it cure for 24 hours.

-When the primer dried I sprayed the entire thing with 2 coats of black spray paint. ( I didn’t take pictures of this part. I have faith you all will figure it out )

cut fabric to size of top

-Next I laid my fabric down ,PRETTY SIDE DOWN, then placed the top on it so I could cut the fabric to size. *** I also used a layer of batting between the table and the fabric it gives a much smoother finish when stretching the fabric*******

stapling fabric

-After my batting and fabric were cut I stapled them to the back. ***** PLEASE BE SURE YOUR STAPLES ARE NOT TOO LONG.****** If they ar they’ll go through the other side and ruin your project. No Bueno!

-When everything was stapled I re-attached the top to the frame.

That’s it! We’re done! So simple right?? Now I have this GORGEOUS DIY Card Table.


Don’t you LOVE it??? It was so easy to do. NO sewing machines or power tools.


I’m so happy with it. This DIY Card Table Makeover was so fun, and easy.

ALSO We have the privilege of offering you a chance to win some of your own Marimekko fabric!! All you have to do is come back by on Thursday To the Think and Make Thursday Link Party and Enter to win. Hope you guys enjoyed my little tutorial and don’t forget to come back.


**** I was given Free product but no compensation all of the opinions in the post are my own. You can check out my full disclosure HERE if you have any questions******

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17 Comments on DIY Card Table Makeover

  1. allison
    08/25/2015 at 9:56 PM (2 years ago)

    Love it!

  2. Erin
    08/26/2015 at 5:34 AM (2 years ago)

    Wow! I absolutely love it! I always see those tables at the thrift store and I could never figure out how to fix them up. Well done. Also – that fabric is too much fun 🙂

    • stacey
      08/26/2015 at 12:23 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Erin! I was kind of nervous about the fabric because it’s so modern but it turned out absolutely LOVELY. I want to use that table all the time LOL.

  3. Wendi @ H2OBungalow
    08/26/2015 at 9:05 AM (2 years ago)

    Super idea! I bet lots of people have folding tables that need a makeover too!

    • stacey
      08/26/2015 at 12:24 PM (2 years ago)

      I know I’ve seen more than a few at garage sales that were in much better condition than mine. I hope people take the Idea and run with it!

  4. Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home
    08/26/2015 at 9:30 AM (2 years ago)

    Wow, Stacey! What a transformation! I love the fabric you chose. It’s even bigger and bolder than I expected from the sample I saw online. I LOVE IT! It looks soooo cool on your old card table.

    • stacey
      08/26/2015 at 12:25 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Carrie! I know, I was pleasantly surprised with how big the patern is. It works perfectly!

  5. Kammy's Korner
    08/26/2015 at 9:55 AM (2 years ago)

    Love it!! I did this to mine a few years ago and I did NOT make sure my staples were the right size and they poked through – DUH! Thanks for the info on the fabric – I’ll have to check out that brand! 🙂 And I hope I remember to come back and enter to win some for free!!!

    Here’s my table if you’re interested:

    • stacey
      08/26/2015 at 12:26 PM (2 years ago)

      Oh mY GOODNESS your table is GORGEOUS. I love the way it turned out. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

  6. Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter
    08/26/2015 at 4:32 PM (2 years ago)

    That table looks great! I have two of that exact table down in our basement that a friend gave us. They would get so much more use if they looked like yours! Thanks for the idea.

    • stacey
      08/26/2015 at 8:22 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Vineta! I hope you post them if you decide to make them over. Thank you for dropping by!

    • stacey
      08/28/2015 at 8:25 AM (2 years ago)

      Isn’t it gorgeous?? I just love it. I never would have picked something that bold, but I’m glad I did. Thank you for taking the time to comment Corinna! Hope you have a great day.

  7. Claire
    09/30/2015 at 7:14 AM (2 years ago)

    Saw this on hometalk. Think it looks fantastic ! I love anything Marimekko. I’ve covered loads of things in Marimekko, a bench, some shoes and even a giant paper mache cactus. Love the blog too !

    • stacey
      09/30/2015 at 8:03 AM (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much for dropping by, and taking the time to comment. I’m glad you like how my table turned out. You should post your projects to hometalk so we can see them. Have a great day!

  8. Tina
    08/03/2016 at 5:30 PM (1 year ago)

    Great job!! I love it! I’ll be keeping my eyes out for a discarded card table now 🙂

    • stacey
      08/04/2016 at 7:43 AM (1 year ago)

      Thank you Tina, I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Have a great day!


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