Sunday, November 13, 2011

Skirting The Issue

While I was putting some panels together for my sunroom {and sighing because I have six more to do}, I decided to play with the glue a little bit by hemming the toile fabric I want to use as a skirt around my sewing table. 


I did it before I went to bed, so it would be dry in the morning.  I used this stuff.  I like it! 


Using my staple gun, I attached the top {unfinished edge} underneath the table top.  I kind of mooshed the fabric together as I went and stapled. 


I’m sorry these pictures are so dark, but the lighting is horrible in this area of the condo and there is no natural light back here.  I’m working on getting better ceiling fixtures and that lamp will be called into use, too.



I had two widths of fabric that I had meet in the center.


This way, I can do this.   And store stuff underneath but still be able to get to it fairly easily.


As soon as I find my yard stick, I am thinking of putting a finishing nail on each end of the table top edge and putting my yard stick there.  It would work great to store it, it would be right there if I have to measure something while I’m sewing, plus it will be a little bit of a decorative element while it sits there.


If I had done two more widths of the fabric, it would have been quite ruffley looking, but this works just fine for me.


The lampshade doesn’t know it yet, but she’s next for a makeover!

Linking up to

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Fall Into Fall at DIY by Design

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here

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Debra from Bungalow said...

It looks pretty! Don't you just love skirted tables? I do.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Kathy your table skirt looks great! I love the toile.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

It looks great, Kathy!!! Love the colors!!!


Okio B Designs said...

Looks so pretty. Love the fabric choice!


LuLu Kellogg said...

I seriously love this toile! Mixing it with the checks is great! I really love seeing everything come together Kathy!


Brenda Pruitt said...

Watch out, lamp shade; you're getting a new do! It's so lovely! I just adore toile. Never goes out of style. Always elegant.

Gail said...

Your space is looking great Kathy! I love the toile.

Always Nesting said...

We must share the same taste. I also have a skirted table, in my laundry room and it hides the towel hamper. I love the chair cover. I have two from Ballards that I mix and match in my bedroom. I wish I had more and would love to have a couple chairs like that in my dining room.

It's so much fun seeing how you are doing in your new home. Thanks for your comment. I slept fitfully last night and just need to be on the mend.

Deanna said...

Hi Kathy!
I'm stopping by from bnotp and wanted to say hello! I'm the project next to yours, mending fences.
Your project turned out great. Like the fabric!

Very nice blog you have.
God bless,
d from home haven

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
I love the idea of skirting the table for storage underneath. I also love the pretty brown toile that you are using. Such a sweet corner for your creations.


Anonymous said...

I love toile! This is perfect for your table! I love your craft room! You have everything close at hand! You've done a great job on your new space!

The Single Nester said...

I think I have that same fabric. Is it celery green and cream?

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Kathy,

The fabric looks fantastic on your skirted table!!!


At The Picket Fence said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous Kathy! I love that fabric! :-)

Kelly said...

Oh this kind of project and fabric is right up my alley! I love the brown toile mixed with the small checked fabric on the chair. I am a glue girl too so I could actually do this project! Ha! BTW, if you want a faster drying glue, try Fabri-tac. It is my favorite. It dries quickly after you use it, so you can use your project more quickly. Just passing that along. It's available at Walmart and Michaels. Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting me too.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Wow, what a difference that skirt makes -- it looks great!



I love skirted tables and the fabric you chose is great! My mom had something like that for her make up table with mirror and all in the 50's. Such a beautiful job you could even make one for the Christmas season! Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment. Have a super week.

Becca Bertotti said...

You did a beautiful job, Kathy! I love the skirted table ... has just the right amount of "poofiness," too. You always impress me with your creativity ... look forward to seeing what you do to the lampshade, too!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You did a great job "mooshing" that fabric, It's gorgeous!


Elaine said...

Isn't it amazing how toile fabric can turn anything into a sophisticated and stylish treasure? Looks wonderful--I like that it's not too ruffle-y!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

It looks so pretty Kathy! I love the colours you are using for this makes it feel so calm and warm! I adore your little space...I think nooks are just the best! Angie xo

Susan Freeman said...

I love it! Toile and checks look so good together and your little spot is perfectly charming!!

Susan and Bentley

Unknown said...

I love it !

Susanne said...

Great table skirt - such lovely fabric. Well done.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, Thanks for joining the Open House Party this week. I love the tableskirt and the toile is beautiful. As a non-sewer I love Liquid Stitch!

Jamie @ DIY Home Sweet Home said...

I'm glad you chose not to use more fabric. It looks perfect just the way it is. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
P.S. I have another giveaway going on right now. Would love you to stop by and check it out.

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