Thrifty Polka Dot Card Table Set


Thrifty Polka Dot Card Table Set

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Using just a shower curtain and Krylon spray paint, you can create your very own Thrifty Polka Dot Card Table Set. Kelli thrifted this set for just $5 and saw potential in these pieces to make something new. Now she has a great table set that is perfect for holidays. The best part about this DIY project is that the shower curtain repels stains and spills so this is a great table for kids.

Primary TechniquePainting




  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • 1 Shower Curtain
  • 2 Cans Primer
  • 1 Card Table
  • 4 Card Table Chairs
  • 1 Sheet fine sand paper
  • 1 Screwdriver
  • 1 Staple Gun
  • 1 Roll Duct Tape
  • 5 Cans Krylon® Paint matching shower curtain


  1. Wash down card table and allow to dry then lightly sand all metal and using clean dry rag to wipe off any fine materials.
  2. Remove material (if any) from seats (or seats if they are metal) and set on back side of shower curtain using old material as pattern. Cut out 4 seats, then remove and measure tabletop. Cut out table top. Using Staple gun (or duct tape if chair seats are metal) secure material to seats and tabletop. Set aside.
  3. Prime all metal areas and allow to dry.
  4. Choose colors for chairs and table then spray paint allowing at least two hours drying time, preferably four hours.
  5. Screw tabletop and seats back into metal frames.



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Why You'll Love This Trash to Treasure Craft

If you're looking to spruce up your card table on a budget, look no further than our Thrifty Polka Dot Card Table Set project! Here are the top 5 reasons why you should give this fun and creative DIY a try:

1. Budget-Friendly: One of the best things about this project is that it is incredibly budget-friendly. By using simple materials like a card table cover, fabric, and a few basic supplies, you can transform your card table into a stylish and personalized piece without breaking the bank.

2. Customizable: With this project, the possibilities are endless! You can choose any fabric pattern or color you like to match your personal style or home decor. Whether you prefer bold polka dots or elegant florals, you can customize this project to suit your taste.

3. Easy to Make: This project is perfect for crafters of all skill levels. With easy-to-follow instructions and minimal sewing required, you can easily create a beautiful card table set in just a few hours.

4. Versatile: This DIY project is not limited to just card tables. You can use the same technique to create matching table sets for your dining room, coffee table, or even outdoor patio furniture.

5. Eco-Friendly: By upcycling an old card table cover and using fabric scraps you already have on hand, you can reduce waste and create a sustainable and eco-friendly home decor piece. Plus, it's a great way to give new life to old furniture and textiles.

So why wait? Grab your supplies and get ready to transform your card table with our Thrifty Polka Dot Card Table Set project today!

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This is a marvelous idea. It's simple, very easy to do and minimal in cost. You can find the shower curtain at the dollar store. It's a wonderful way to give the little ones a place to do their own thing without worry of staining a table top. A patio table would benefit from it also.


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