Hello there! I hope your week has gotten off to a great start. Things are definitely looking up since it’s a short week!
My mom had this old TV tray table, and was going to put it in the donate pile. She’s also recently picked up quilting. I knew I could easily whip this table into something useful for her new hobby. I decided to turn it into a small ironing table that she could keep near her sewing table. This way, she doesn’t have to haul out the ironing board to press all of her quilting squares. She doesn’t even have to get out of her chair to iron! Talk about upping productivity.
I flipped it over and gave it a couple of coats of white spray paint.
Once the paint was dry and cured, I carried the table into the house to upholster the top. It already had a piece of fabric hot glued to the top, so I just popped that right off.
I had some batting on hand, so I layed that out and trimmed it so that there was about an inch of overhang on each side.
I pulled it taught and went after it with the staple gun until it was snug and secure.
Once the batting was in place, I did the same thing with a new piece of fabric. I had this scrap in my stash. I decided to go with something more neutral so that it would go with whatever decor she chooses and not draw too much attention to itself.
Voila! Quilting convenience at its finest. It doesn’t take up much room at all, but can easily be folded and put out of the way if needed.
I love repurposing things to give them new life. This project didn’t even cost me a dime since I already had everything on hand, mostly leftover from other projects.
Have you repurposed anything lately? Or picked up any new hobbies?
Have a great Tuesday!