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How to laminate fabric to refurb high traffic kid's table

I purchased a 1960's folding card table and chairs from an estate sale for $20. The table top and seats were covered in avocado vinyl that looked like it hadn't been cleaned since it's last party, 40 years ago.
To bring this classic furniture back to life, but keep it's retro flare, I laminated funky fabric to redo the table top vinyl while allowing the chairs and table to match. Iron-on vinyl laminate was the perfect solution to restoring the retro look and retaining the functional attributes of an easy to clean surface.
I spent less than $20 on fabric and iron-on laminate to restore the table and chairs.
Time: 1 Days Cost: $28 Difficulty: Medium

To see more: http://eveofreduction.com/before-after-retro-card-table-redo/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Deana Chrisman
    Deana Chrisman Springfield, OR
    on Jan 14, 2013

    where does one get Iron-on Laminate?

    • Cristin Frank
      Cristin Frank Buffalo, NY
      on Nov 26, 2013

      @ @Deana Chrisman I bought it at JoAnn's. It comes in a roll

  • 3popps
    on Jan 14, 2013

    This looks like a whole new table. Nice work.

  • The Robin's Nest
    The Robin's Nest Warner Robins, GA
    on Jan 14, 2013

    The table turned out very nice, this is something that I'm going to definitely have to try. PS: I have successfully used fabric and printed paper to cover furniture using hodpodge and/or water based poly to seal it, but sometimes it just doesn't lay perfectly. This would be so much easier and more professional looking!

  • Z
    on Jan 14, 2013

    I love it! Very well done.

  • Cristin Frank
    Cristin Frank Buffalo, NY
    on Jan 14, 2013

    Deana, I bought the iron-on laminate at Joann's - it came in a roll.

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