Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Skirted Console Tables

I love skirted console tables. They look so tailored, and they can hide a world of sins.

I finally decided to attempt my own skirt for the eye-sore in our bedroom... our TV console.

The console itself is a good size for our room, and because we don't really have the money to go out and buy a new piece of furniture to take its place, I thought a slipcover would be the easiest and best option.

Our console before:

And after:

Sooooooo much better. Soooooo much better.

I used 2 old white Ikea drapes that I had (which had shrunk too much to use as curtains anymore), utilizing the top of the drapes as my hems. It really wasn't too hard to put together, although if I were doing it over, I would underlap the side panels more than I did to eliminate that gap on the corners. And I still think I will trim it out with some ribbon. But all in all, I'm pretty pleased with it! Especially being my first time at making one of these.

If you're interested in the step-by-step instructions I came up with, they'll be coming on a post over on EAD next week.


Linda said...

Very nice!

boops said...

nice! way to hide that laundry. i'd have to build a circus tent!

Rachel said...

LOL!!! Actually, both of those bins are my HUSBAND'S! Can you tell that his idea of putting away the laundry is to fold it and put it in the basket, and then.... leave it in the bedroom until it's empty?

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Wow, great job! I love the skirted look! It just makes it look so clean and crisp!

Melissa said...

I love it! It looks great!

LindsB said...

What a great makeover!! It looks perfect, and what a great way to hide what you dont want seen!! I LOVE this!

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