7.17.2012

Skirted Table {Porch Projects}

When we first starting talking about the layout of the new porch, I immediately knew I wanted Honey to make me a long, skinny counter-height table to go under the window.  It will be great to use as a buffet, bar and many other things!  
July 2012 169 copy
Honey used scrap wood to build the legs and a shelf underneath.July 2012 280 He used 3/4” sanded plywood to create a smooth top and to make sides that would give it a substantial look.  He made the table height to exactly match my burlap width so that I didn’t have to cut or hem it (40” before the top went on).  To make the burlap skirt, I measured the entire distance around all four sides of the table and then multiplied it by two.  I purchased this 40” burlap at under $2 a yard from OnlineFabricStore.net.  July 2012 190Before I stapled it to the table, I used about a yard of the Towers fabric by Premier Prints in Village Blue to make the greek key-ish border.  I simply cut strips of the fabric and turned down the top and bottom edges with a straight stitch.  I then sewed all of my strips together into one long piece and sewed that onto the bottom of the burlap.July 2012 187 copy

Towers Collection
I love the way it turned out and it was a very affordable way to make this size (18x76”) of a table!
xoxo

Flattered for the features at House on the WayBless My Nest and The CSI Project!

30 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It turned out beautiful. It's the perfect size for that space. Megan

Leapfrog and Ladybugs said...

I love this! The unassuming storage underneath is perfect, too!

The Chandler's said...

love this!! you did a great job!
I am totally stealing the cheveron idea on the curtains behind the table! Where did you find them and /or fabric?

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

What a pretty detail the Greek key band of fabric is on that skirt! I just love how this whole space came out.

paperjunk-lc said...

This turn out fabulous! I wish there were some how to pics on how to build the table.

Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration!

Lucinda

Judy said...

Girl, is there nothing you can't do?! You have awesome sewing skills and can envision a project and make it come to life. I love the burlap texture with the greek key border...very Amanda-ish!

Jenny Beth said...

looks great!

Ginger said...

Looks great! Love it, and the storage underneath is so clever.

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I love the fabric you chose! Such great taste:)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

That area looks fantastic. Great table...so beautiful and functional...So love the greek key trim!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Adding that bottom piece to the skirt really kicked it up a notch! Great job!

Talitha said...

That is so pretty! I love the mix of fabrics! It is gorgeous!

www.lovepomegranatehouse.com

Mo 'Betta said...

Love it! I need this for my sun porch in my new house (if I ever get moved!). Visiting from Six Sisters'.

Maria said...

This is adorable (and practical!) I love what you did! I have a couple of "tables" I should make this for, to hide all my stuff! Thanks for sharing your great idea!!!!

NYCLQ said...

Love the form + function! Looks great and great add to your porch.

xo Lynda

The French Hutch said...

Hi, visiting from Kim's WOW. Great job on the table and tablecloth. I've been wanting to do something burlap outside. I love how you made this project so easy. your tablecloth is gorgeous and I love the fabric you choose for the border. I see we are neighbors and love to vacation in the same area. We love all the towns along 30-A.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Judy said...

That came out really amazing. I love the Greek key fabric. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Mandy said...

It looks amazing, I love it!

Braintree said...

What a classy look you pulled together! I sense a MMS feature in your future. =)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great job!

DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful spot for entertaining and I love your burlap skirt with Greek key detail! Great job!

Heather Kinnaird said...

stunning! I definitely need this sort of table on my deck
stopping by from tt&j

~new follower

Honey at 2805 said...

Your burlap skirt is a unique and clever idea! I'm back from an extended blog break, and so is Potpourri Friday! Would be delighted if you would join in again!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh I love this, so pretty!!!
XO
Kristin

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Bravo!! I love your gorgeous table. You have inspired me. I was going to buy a computer armoire to put my computer in, but instead, I think I will simply make a skirt for the table my computer is now on, and simply continue to use the same table. I wanted to do sometime to hide the cPU, and all of the cords. I will leave a spot somewhere to let the cords go under the skirt or maybe just not put the skirt on the side where the table goes against the wall. I think I will use burlap also. Problem solved for a fraction of the cost!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

So pretty!! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

Claire said...

Hi- just wanted you to know I featured your fabulous skirted table on my blog today -I want one too! Love that burlap-Have a lovely weekend!!

aimee {sixteen fourteen} said...

That is absolutely STUNNING! Unfortunately I can't sew, but it looks beautiful.

House on the Way said...

Hi! I wanted to let you know that I have featured your beautiful table skirt at House on the Way. You can check it out at http://www.houseontheway.com/for-the-love-of-burlap/. Hope you can stop by!
Leslie
houseontheway@gmail.com

Ginny Place said...

This looks so great! Perfect for a party (or any day, really). I also really love how you have curtains on the outside of that window. I have a few windows looking out onto my screen porch and this is a great way to sort of dress them up.

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