Quite some time ago I rescued this sorry looking table-cum-plant stand from the rubbish heap. My mum was about to throw it out but I, being the consumate hoarder that I am, said 'No! Don't throw it away. Let me have it.' And a plan to give it a little overhaul hatched in my brain.
I think it's fair to say, he's not really a looker.
Come, admire the faux-leather centre circle and the peeling varnish.
First job was to take him (yes, it's definitely a him - for the time being) to pieces.
Unscrew the tripod legs.
Unscrew the pole in the middle.
Then I ripped off that horrendous piece of faux leather, which was like tearing off a plaster, without any of the pain.
Luckily, I had kept the nasty bit of faux leather for just this moment, so I drew around it on the back of the wallpaper (and then took great delight in throwing it in the bin), and cut out the circle.
I merrily slapped some trusty Mod Podge on the table and the back of the wallpaper, then stuck the two together.
Then a coat of Mod Podge on top for a little extra protection.
And here we have it, a real pig's ear of a mess complete with bubbles and ridges.
However, the next morning when the Mod Podge had properly dried, it wasn't looking so bad.
And there we have it, one totally transformed table-cum-plant stand. The only trouble is that there's actually nowhere for it to live in our house. And Mum doesn't want it back either...