DIY Ways to Reinvent Old, Tired Card Tables & Folding Chairs

DIY Ways to Reinvent Old, Tired Card Tables & Folding Chairs

Dabney Frake
May 24, 2015
(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

How many of us have these foldable square tables tucked away somewhere in our house or basement? We lug them out every once in awhile, because we must, only to return them to their dark hidden spots at the end of the evening. Turn them into bright spots in your house, with a little help from these DIY ideas.

Above, Ashley shows you how easy it is to recover a round folding table with laminated cotton.

(Image credit: The Merry Thought)

A basic card table can become more substantial with a little reclaimed wood, like this one from The Merrythought.

(Image credit: Young House Love)

Young House Love shared this 1970s card table set that got a fun and festive makeover.

(Image credit: Design for Mankind)

With a little spray paint and some fabric, update the folding chairs to match the table. Learn how on Design for Mankind.

(Image credit: Punk Projects)

Or, switch it up a bit and do mismatched fabrics and/or colors on the chairs, like these from Punk Projects.

(Image credit: Empty Bobbin Sewing)

If you've got kids, they'll totally appreciate one of these fabric playhouses. There are patterns for them online; this one is from Empty Bobbin Sewing.

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