Another project from my Goodwill adventure.

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This sad little three-legged table was $3.97. 
It was the Charlie Brown of end tables, if you will.

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Fabric from Joann’s: $6.99 for the blue and white, $3.99 for the burlap.
And plenty of scraps left over.
 

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I didn’t do anything fancy.
I’m sure there are much more complicated improvements you could do.
I chose non-complicated 🙂
This is what I did:

1) Lay the table upside down on top of the fabric
 

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2) Measure a good few inches from the edge of the table and mark with a pencil.

I did 3 and 1/2 inches, marking at 8 different parts around the diameter.
 

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3) With a pencil, connect the marks so that you have a circle about 3-4 inches bigger than the table’s diameter.

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4) Cut out the circle

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5) Using a staple gun, pull the fabric very tight and staple the fabric to the bottom of the table.
Make sure you pull tight enough so that the edges are smooth and there is no loose fabric.

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6) Next, cut long strips of burlap that are about 2-3 inches wide.
I used about 6 strips that were each 2 yards long, but this can vary.

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7) Starting at the base of the table, staple a piece of burlap to one of the legs.  Begin wrapping tightly.
How tightly you wrap and how much you overlap will determine how much burlap you need. 

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8 ) Staple every now and again as you continue wrapping to secure.
Make sure you staple underneath the following overlap so as to hide the staple.  The same holds true for when you introduce a new strip of burlap.

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9) When you get to the end of the leg, secure with several staples to hold in place.  Using scissors, clip any fabric that has frayed.  Repeat for the other two legs. 
Yes – Burlap tends to fray.  Don’t worry about it.  I think it gives it an interesting look.  If you don’t like it, though, you could easily substitute another fabric of your choice.

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And, Voila!  Done.
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It’s not gonna hold up to anything heavy duty, but for a cute little end table that only needs to house a book or two, I think it will do the job quite nicely!

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