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Monday, March 9, 2009

Flirty Table Top Skirt


I have this old buffet/server that I got from Freecycle. The previous owner tiled the top of it but the tile had chipped on the corner. The piece was free and I loved the way that the rest of it looked so I painted it black and distressed it a bit on the front. Removing the tile was just too big a project for me right now - I have way too many projects going on at the moment! So anyway, I just draped the top with a piece of burlap for the time being until I could come up with something better. Then I had an idea! Wouldn't this table be fun with a little flirty skirt for the top? So I got to work. I decided to use the existing piece of burlap, cut to size and then cut a piece of unbleached cotton to use for the "skirt." I actually had to cut three strips total and sew them together so that I'd have one long strip. I measured around the server and made the strip of fabric a little over double that measurement. That way I'd have enough fabric to sew a box pleat all the way around. I made the pleats and pinned them to the burlap as I went. When that was complete, I sewed everything together and then I had this cute little skirt with a bit of a tailored finish!

It was a fun little project and I'm happy with the results. Much better than that old chipped tile don't you think?


Have a happy, blessed Monday!


xo,


Kathleen

29 comments:

Berlin Deluxxe said...

What an elegant and chic look. I love it.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I absolutely adore this! I have a very similar piece, and I may have to "imitate" your art!

Blue Muse said...

Kathleen, that is super cute, and very clever. It changes the piece entirely from the tiled top! The paint job looks fantastic! What black did you use?
xo Isa

Meg said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my Kathleen... I LOVE this. What a clever idea that looks sensational. And thank you so much for the info on Freecycle. I joined right after I got your comment and am on the hunt for furniture :) Hopefully I will be as lucky as you to find a fabulous buffet table!

Meg

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

That's just fantastic. I love the way you displayed you pretty things too.

Bonjour Madame said...

Stop it! You are too creative with your sewing machine and you are making me feel guilty for letting mine rot away in the garage. :) No really, I love this table skirt. The box pleat makes it extra special. You are so talented.

Lisa said...

It's precious! What a fabulous idea.

Maison Douce said...

That is super cute!! What a wonderful way to spruce up that cabinet!! Love it!
Isabel

Chrissy said...

Oh my, you are so good!! I love it,what an awesome idea...hope you having a great day!! Talk soon, Chrissy

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I Love It! Great find!

Erin said...

What a great and very beautiful solution! It looks great!

Cathy said...

Lovely! Beautiful blog :)

sweetly, lovely said...

I love, love, love this! Distressed black paint with simple fabric is so elegant. Job well done:) It's beautiful.

Linda said...

You are so smart...that was just the right thing to do! Linda

Anne Marie said...

you keep inspiring me! just awesome!
and great pict. of that....

bj said...

It is just fabulous!! I love it and I love your blog. I am going to follow you so I won't lose you. Please stop by my place sometime...I'd love to have you!
xo bj

Helen said...

I am just blown away by how cute, professional and unique your skirt is. What a good job you did! You need to find some magazine contest to enter your creation in ......

Reese & Marie said...

So clever and really pretty! I love the vignette on top that you did. Have a great week!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

This is simply wonderful! What a great idea and WHAT pray tell is Freecycle - it sounds WAY fun!

fairmaiden said...

you are so creative...this is absolutely adorable!

vicki archer said...

what a clever idea - it looks wonderful, xv.

Melissa Miller said...

Gosh this is sooo sweet Kathleen! ;)

Laura said...

Yes, it does look wonderful! You are always so busy it almost leaves me breathless to read your wonderful posts! :)
I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Laeriss said...

Je vous remercie pour votre lien vers A Heart in Provence, j'en suis très flattée.
Je me suis permise de vous citer dans ma rubrique "My readers"
Amitiés.

Chrissy said...

Hey you...hope all is well,Chrissy

Olive Rue said...

You have got the best taste. Somehow I think we would end up trying to grab the same things if we went junking together.

Love Where You Live said...

I love this look. Very pretty.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Kathleen, this is just perfect! I love it!
Lidy

Jen r. said...

Love that little skirt!