Thursday, August 26, 2010

Craft Corner: Train Table

Once upon a time, there was a very ugly table.  A VERY VERY UGLY table.  With fake wood veneer that was buckled and peeling off.  But it had cute legs - isn't that always important?  And it was a good size, and pretty sturdy.  And so it sat in the storage room, getting dusty and spiderwebby, waiting to be thrown away or turned into something awesome.

Then E needed a train table for her tracks, and I thought of that UGLY table again! 

So I peeled off as much of the veneer as I could, and hot-glued some felt to the top.

Trimmed up the sides and glued them down as close to the edge of the table as I could. 

And voila!  Just like new, but better, because it has a purpose now.  And I still have felt leftover to make a felt board.  (The original reason for purchasing navy felt.)


Erin Sutton said...

I found your blog a few days ago and I am so glad I did.

I love this train table idea of yours. I have been wanting to buy a train table for my son, but I could never justify paying an arm and a leg for one. This idea is great! I will have to keep an eye out for a table at my local thrift stores.

Musical Mama said...

I had looked at thrift stores, but could never find exactly what I was looking for . . . fortunately, I already had it under my nose! I hope yours turns out great! :)