If you have a table you want to update, here’s an easy way to revamp your table, with no painting required! Fabric is a fun way to bring color and pattern to your furniture, and epoxy gives it a polished, professional finish.
This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am a member of the Design Team.
Supplies (click on the link to purchase):
Step one: Prepare the table surface. This table was chipped and peeling in the corners, so we removed the laminate.
Step two: Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the table, and lay the fabric on top. Smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles with the brayer.
Step three: Seal the fabric with Mod Podge. When it has dried, seal it a second time. This is critical because the resin will stain the fabric if it isn’t sealed. We decided to paint the fabric with Mod Podge a third time to be on the safe side.
Step four: Trim off the excess fabric. This table had a plastic edge to it, so we tucked the fabric edges under the plastic.
Step five: Put painters tape around the edge of the table to prevent drips.
Step six: Mix the resin according to the package instructions. Pour it onto the table surface and spread it out to form a thin layer. Use the heat tool to pop any bubbles that may appear. Just blast them briefly and they will pop to the surface.
Allow the resin to cure for 48 hours, then remove the tape. Sand the edges if they are rough or uneven.
The cured resin looks amazingly like glass. It has an incredible shine to it! If you don’t need to revamp your dining table, you could always use this technique to update a coffee table, end table, or even a serving tray. Have fun crafting and creating!