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The Table that stood up to Water Marks – Το Τραπέζι που αντιστέκεται στα σημάδια νερού

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Today my  mind has been drifting to the bachelor apartment I helped my sons fix up a few months back.  This is their first apartment and because they are on a budget it has been decorated with mostly cast offs and what nots that we were able to find.  

In the living room, we have a very nice coffee table which is used for everything except serving coffee.  This table takes quite a beating and it looked like this half of the time.

Σήμερα το μυαλό μου επέστρεψε στην γκαρσονιέρα που βοήθησα τους γιους μου να διακοσμήσουν πριν λίγους μήνες. Αυτό είναι το πρώτο τους διαμέρισμα και επειδή κάνουν οικονομία  έχει διακοσμηθεί με ότι μπορέσαμε να βρούμε.

Στο καθιστικό, έχουμε ένα πολύ ωραίο τραπέζι του καφέ που χρησιμοποιείται για τα πάντα εκτός από το σερβίρισμα του καφέ. Το τραπέζι  ταλαιπωρείται 

πολύ, και πολλες φορές φαίνεται έτσι.
Coffee table upcycle, watermarks  The table that stood up to water marks,
There are water marks and food stains and all sorts of other strange things on there. If you have ever watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding you would know that Greeks cover everything in plastic.  So according to grandparents the obvious solutions would be to put a bunch of plastic place mats or even one of those plastic tablecloth covers on it.  This does not sit well with the younger  generation.  I needed to come up with a practical and stylish solution fast. 

I went shopping and this is what I found.  It is faux leather contact paper.  It is also very durable. 

Υπάρχουν σημάδια νερού, λεκέδες τροφίμων και κάθε λογής άλλα περίεργα πράγματα εκεί. Αν έχετε προσέξει ποτέ  το”My Big Fat Greek Wedding” θα ξέρετε ότι οι Έλληνες καλύπτουν τα πάντα σε πλαστικό. Έτσι, σύμφωνα με τους παππούδες οι προφανείς λύσεις θα ήταν να βάλουμε ένα πλαστικό τραπεζομάντιλο  να καλύπτει το τραπεζάκι. Αυτό δεν κάθεται καλά με τη νεότερη γενιά. Έπρεπε να καταλήξουμε σε μια πρακτική και κομψή λύση γρήγορα.

Πήγα για ψώνια και βρήκα ένα ψεύτικο δερμάτινο διακοσμητικό αυτοκόλλητο.  Είναι επίσης πολύ ανθεκτικό.
Coffee table  upcycle,  vinyl The table that stood up to water marks,
I did not want to cover the whole surface of the table, so I placed it in such a way that the wood could be seen as a border. 

Δεν ήθελα να καλύψω όλη την επιφάνεια του τραπεζιού, γι ‘αυτό είναι τοποθετημένο με τέτοιο τρόπο ώστε το ξύλο θα μπορέσει να θεωρηθεί ως ένα σύνορο.
Coffee Table Upcycle  The table that stood up to water marks,

Coffee Table Upcycle  The table that stood up to water marks,

The boys love it and they don ‘t have to worry about the mess, all it needs is a simple wipe down with some water.  And no more water marks on the table.

Τα αγόρια δεν ανησυχούν για το χάος, το μόνο που χρειάζεται είναι ένα απλό σκούπισμα με λίγο νερό. Και χωρίς περισσότερα σημάδια νερού πάνω στο τραπέζι.

This is much nicer than a bunch of plastic. It looks modern and at the same time it is very easy to clean up… just what young bachelors require.

Αυτό είναι πολύ καλύτερο από πλαστικό τραπεζομαντηλο. Φαίνεται σύγχρονο και ταυτόχρονα είναι πολύ εύκολο στα καθαρίσματα … ακριβώς αυτό που απαιτούν οι εργένηδες.
Coffee table upcycle The table that stood up to water marks,
A very simple solution to a very common problem.  And it looks great with the sofa too !!  
I hope you have enjoyed today’s post. 

Μια πολύ απλή λύση σε ένα πολύ κοινό πρόβλημα. Και φαίνεται  ωραίο με τον καναπέ!!
Ελπίζω ότι έχετε απολαύσει τη σημερινή δημοσίευση.

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Wendi @ H2OBungalow

Monday 31st of July 2017

This is so smart my friend! Love the leather inset look and yours was a smart way to upgrade a worn piece of furniture!

Audra @ Renewed Projects

Monday 9th of November 2015

I'm sold on the idea! With three crazy kids our furniture shows wear and tear, stains and spills. We're all for a cheap and practical fix!


Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Audra this has been a life saver, and there is none of that sliding plastic stuff on the table. Everybody is happy, even grandpa!!

Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow

Monday 9th of November 2015

HA! As soon as I saw the title in the link party I thought to myself " she must have boys " :)


Tuesday 10th of November 2015

You hit the nail on the head Deb. And big boys at that. But boys WILL be boys no matter the age. And so we came up with a decent solution.


Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Mary, What a fantastic job you did on the table! I love the use of the faux leather contact paper, don't know that I have ever seen that before, but as I was reading your post, my mind was already spinning at the possibilities :) Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It! I'll be featuring this at our party next week. Hope you will join us :) ~Laurie


Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Laurie, I am speechless. I want to thank you for the feature. I was able to find this at a Kmart, while visiting in New York last year. I ended up using the whole roll all over the boys' apartment.


Thursday 12th of November 2015

That's indeed a very common problem. I'm always around with place mats to avoid the marks from glasses. I love your solution. It looks really nice. Thanks for sharing it on Tip Tuesday!


Friday 13th of November 2015

We had used those too but I wanted something nicer and more permanent.

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