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!  
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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:

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

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

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  3. 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?

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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!

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

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

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

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

    www.lovepomegranatehouse.com

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

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  12. 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!!!!

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

    xo Lynda

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  14. 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

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

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  16. It looks amazing, I love it!

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

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

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

    ~new follower

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  20. 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!

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  21. 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!!

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  22. 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

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  23. 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!!

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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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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