Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DIY table skirt (no sew)

I don’t know how to sew so I’ve gotten pretty creative with hem tape. There isn't anything I can’t add some hem tape to.
If you remember, I had these worlds away mirrored tables in my master but I moved them to my den so I needed a new bedside table and my old Ikea white laminate ones weren’t cutting it so what else I decided to make a table skirt out of extra burlap I had and I added some gorgeous orange Schumacher trim Nan found.  

Here's how I do it:

(NOTE: This is for a square table) I make two pieces of finished (hem tape around edges here) rectangular pieces that equal the front, top and back measurements and overlap them (one for the front and back and one for the sides). Then I make four not finished pieces that are a few inches taller then the height of the table that will cover your corners. see below (I glue the corner pieces on the top of the piece and let them hang)

I can't believe I'm letting you see my nightstand. hello friends addiction. And just because greek key makes everything better, I trimmed out the front and I didn't measure, I just eyeballed it. 

Just call me the hem tape master. 


  1. Impressive! I make things like that, they look horrible, I throw them away and then spend more money buying what I tried to make. Jealous of your DIY skills!

  2. I'm so jealous. I would so screw this up.

  3. This looks so amazing - love it! :) You are definitely creative with that hem tape!

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  4. i MAY need to steal this.


  5. Pretty cool, love the colors of your bedroom!

  6. Love what you did with your nightstand. Hem tape! You are just too creative. Thank you for sharing all of these money-saving ideas so that our houses can, at least, look like we shop at PotteryBarn. ;)

  7. What a great use of burlap and hem tape!!!


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