Over a year ago I got an old wooden table from my neighbours. They are dealing a bit with antiques, but this table was quite damaged so they asked me of I wanted it. I accepted and put it in my greenhouse, covered the top with a tablecloth. Later that summer I started to renovate it. I sanded it and painted it, but the table top was so damaged and I couldn’t sand it enough without destroying it completely.
A year passed and I thought a lot of this table. How can I fix the top? And then I knew! I would put a fabric on the top! Can I? Will it work? Well, I got the table for nothing, so let’s give it a go! I bought a white fabric I liked, some glue intended for wall-materials in wet spaces and a varnish. I also intended to paint on the fabric, but I already had the paint at home. The same paint I used on the wood.
After an hour of drying I could give it a coat of varnish. 30 minutes later I painted the fabric with the same paint I had used on the wood. Finally I put further two coats of varnish on the fabric.
The seats are originally covered with pergament and are very unconfortable to sit on if you wear a short skirt or shorts. The seat sticks to the back of your thighs when you get up, so I really wanted to put some fabric on the seats.