No Thanks
Let
Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Project

Oilcloth Tables

Waterproof paint and water-resistant fabrics leave a sophisticated stamp on inexpensive pieces that can live outdoors.

Materials

  • Coated-cotton or vinyl fabric (about 1 yard)
  • Small Parsons table (we used the Lack side table, unassembled, by Ikea)
  • Heavy-duty spray adhesive (we used Super 77)
  • Staple gun and staples
  • T-50 staples

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut 1 piece of fabric that's 6 inches larger than the tabletop on all sides. Cut 4 pieces of fabric to cover table legs: The length should be the same as the height of the leg; the width should be 4 times the width of the leg plus 1/2 inch.

  2. Step 2

    Apply spray adhesive to the reverse side of the large fabric square. Wrap fabric around tabletop, smoothing out any bubbles.

  3. Step 3

    Staple the fabric to the underside of the tabletop (about 7 staples on each side), making sure the middles and ends of each side are secured.

  4. Step 4

    Apply spray adhesive to 1 of the smaller fabric pieces, and wrap around the table leg. Repeat for each leg.

  5. Step 5

    Assemble table following manufacturer's instructions.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2010

Reviews (1)

  • clouseau 22 Aug, 2011

    Just found the greatest source for oilcloth online.
    See www.oilclothalley.com. Under Yardage, they have a huge collection of prints and I could buy it by the yard. Found some awesome prints from the fourties and the fifties ( I reall like these vintage prints!) Covered all my tables in oilcloth, including my patio table.