DIY Card Table Makeover

So I was contacted by and asked to do a project using Marimekko Fabric. There were no rules or requirements so I decided It was time to give this Nasty Card Table a new Life.
I chose the

MARIMEKKO SIIRTOLAPUUTARHA TURQUOISE/GREEN PVC FABRIC from It's got a really slick plastic like coating and is mostly water proof. You could also use a Vinyl Tablecloth for this.
So to get started I removed the top from the frame. super easy Just a few screws and it was off.

After that I primed the metal frame with gray primer let it dry, then covered the whole thing in 2 layers of black spray paint. I didn't take photos of this part but I trust ya'll can figure it out.
Between coats I set myBatting and fabric (pretty side down) on the craft table then put the table top on it to cut them to size
.Once the fabric was cut I stapled it to the top. Then re-attached my new top to the frame. So EASY.
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For a more detailed tutorial just follow the link below.
Stacey @addisonmeadowslane
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  • Kate Jeffery Kate Jeffery on Jun 29, 2016
    Can you recover it with resin????
  • Jan Jan on Feb 28, 2021

    How do you paint the table legs so that the folding mechanism isn't painted opened and not able to fold again?

  • Hea1939862 Hea1939862 on Feb 25, 2022

    what size staples did you use?

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  • Linda Freiberg Linda Freiberg on Jul 08, 2017

    Wonderful job. Be proud.

  • Diana Combs Diana Combs on May 01, 2021

    Absolutely I have one I store under the bed in my class a motor home.I’ll be staying the winter in Florida and need to be able to a table outside.They don’t always provide picnic tables.❤️🙏