Foiled!: A Tiny Table Makeover

Growing up my parents had a little end table in the kitchen were the yellow and white pages sat on a shelf, and my mother’s address books hung out in a drawer. Fast forward to when I got my own place, and it sat in the hallway of our second apartment. Here it gathered mail, keys, junk, junk, and more junk.

When we moved to the Boulevard, I knew I wanted to take it, but definitely didn’t want it collecting crap anymore. We have a grand total of…… THREE actual closets in this house, and we actually like that. It gives us less place to hide things. As far as I’m concerned, ย that goes for decorative tables as well.

The problem with this table is, well, it wasn’t very… decorative. At all.

It's wasn't hideous, but it didn't exactly stand out in a crowd either.

It’s wasn’t hideous, but it didn’t exactly stand out in a crowd either.

A couple years ago, I had seen a blog post where a woman had foiled her entire dining room table. I was in love with the idea, but Mr. Frenchie was not. Or rather, he was skeptical. ..really. Skeptical.

So one night I thought to myself. Why not foil the take out table then? (as I intend to use the drawer for our takeout menus) So I did.

The Goods.

The Goods.

I used fabric mod podge because I have no patience and it’s all I had on hand. For a table that gets more heavy traffic, you might want to use the appropriate kind, but once it’s all sealed, it really doesn’t even matter.

The best part about this project is how inexpensive it was! Only a few feet of tin foil :D

Don’t actually keep your phone nearby. It will get mod podgey.

The best part about this project is how inexpensive it was! I only ended up using a few feet of tin foil. ๐Ÿ˜€ I crinkled it up slightly before I applied it to get a nice crinkly texture.

Process

It’s very important to take a super filtered photo of your process for Instagram.

And then…

 

TADA!

TADA!

Now it’s all, quite literally, shiny and new! (I even touched up the black a little bit where it had worn down)

Eventually I want to get a simple bamboo planter to replace my frogs with, but they needed a home and they’re cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ll also notice I painted the walls of the dining room a totally gorgeous grey. That’s the main colour of our home as we fight the war on that horrendous peach.

BeforeandAfterFTable

And there you have it! My foiled table! We’ve decided against foiling the dining room table so our room doesn’t look like one giant turkey dinner, but I’m glad to have gotten it out of my system and I love my new takeout/cookbook table!

Thanks for reading & stay inspired!

Frenchie xo

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