Cristin Frank
Cristin Frank
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  • Buffalo, NY

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

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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.
Before photo of 1960s card table with avocado green vinyl
Before photo of 1960s card table with avocado green vinyl
After photo of card table / kids table with laminated fabric top and matching chairs
After photo of card table / kids table with laminated fabric top and matching chairs
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  • Tammie Housley
    on Aug 30, 2015

    This is a great idea....and turned out great! My son found me an old desk that I plan on re-doing as a sewing table. Plan on using chalk paint on the bottom but have been searching for an idea for the top. Thanks for the tip!

  • Dee
    on Sep 17, 2015

    Brilliant. I love using fabric to refurb things!

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