Curly Crafty Mom: Girly Side Table with Flex Seal {Breast Cancer Awareness} + GIVEAWAY!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Girly Side Table with Flex Seal {Breast Cancer Awareness} + GIVEAWAY!

Today I am sharing a project I did for my daughter's room with a can of Flex Seal! Now... I wish I could have used pink fabric for this cushion instead of purple, since this is Breast Cancer Awareness month. However, there is already a lot of pink in her room!

During the month of October, Flex Seal will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each PINK can sold!

And, as a bonus... I am doing a GIVEAWAY for a sample pack of some Flex Seal colors. See the bottom of this post to enter!

So, recently I used Flex Seal to make this girly side table for my daughters room. It really turned out nicely and I had to take it outside in the gorgeous fall weather to get some photos of it in the sunlight.




So, why Flex Seal for this table? I wanted to give the legs a more textured and softer finish, which the Flex Seal provided!

Flex Seal was kind enough to send me this sample pack of three colors in white, red and almond! You may have seen Flex Seal on TV, but basically it is rubber that you spray out of a can and it can fix leaks quickly. Flex Seal will adhere to most surfaces such as: wood, metal, tile, concrete, masonry, fabric, glass, plastic, aluminum, porcelain, dry wall, rubber, cement, vinyl and just about any other surface.

Now... if you know me well enough, you know that I can find MULTIPLE uses for something. I don't have any leaks going on in my home (thank goodness!), but I do enjoy crafting and finding different ways to use a product. SO, when I saw this table in the clearance aisle at Target, I knew that it needed a little love to make it work in my daughters room. 

I sprayed the legs of the table with a white can of Flex Seal. You'll want to make sure the surface is clean and dry first. Shake the can well and spray using a sweeping motion. For best results, apply several coats rather than one thick coat. Flex Seal will usually dry to the touch within 2-3 hours and will fully cure in 24 hours. You'll see a few spots in this photo where there are little bumps... I used a light grit sandpaper to sand those down, since it is rubber it is really easy to sand and smooth out.

After it dried, I sanded a few spots and then applied 1 coat of the white paint that I had used in my daughters room to paint her furniture. That is what is great about Flex Seal, you can paint right over it!

Now for the cushion! I went to Hobby Lobby to get some fabric and a foam pad for the table. There is a garland that I have hung over my daughters bed and it has four different colors of fabric in it, this purple fabric is one of the fabrics used in it.

Trace Cut-Foam-to-fill-in-corners
I traced around the pad and then cut it out. The pad wasn't quite as big as the top of the table, so I cut some little end pieces out of the leftover foam to fit into where there were gaps.

Fold-Fabric-Up Stapled and cut
I then folded the fabric up and stapled it onto the table with a staple gun. You'll want to trim the excess fabric after you are done with the staple gun. Screw the cushion back onto the legs and you have yourself a new table!

And, here is what the table looks like in her room:




Oh, and the real purpose of this table :grin:

My daughter has a pet hamster (Nugget) and she has had his cage on her desk since she has gotten him. I have been wanting to get a table for his cage for awhile now, but I wanted something a little different and that would go with the rest of her room. I love that the purple fabric matches the purple colors in the cage and the wide top of this table really works well with supporting this cage. I also really like the style of the legs and how I can fit this little table into a tight corner in her room to make use of that space. It really looks so nice in her room and Nuggie is enjoying his new space!

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