Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tutu Table

So... the next thing that I added to Ava's "big girl room" is a tutu table.  She had a birthday last month and I wanted to get her a play table to have tea parties and such on.  Turns out kids tables can be pricey!  After scouring the internet I came upon the perfect table from Ikea.  We don't have an Ikea where I live so I had to plan a trip to Utah to get it.  When I got there, the table was on clearance for $29 and I grabbed the last one.  Soooo lucky!  They must have discontinued the particular one I bought because I can't find it on their website anymore.  Sorry folks!

Here is what it looked like before.

 I love that it was round, already white, and had shelves for all her junk things.

I knew that I wanted to "make it mine" though.  Here are my inspiration images.

I loved the idea of a tutu skirt and a painted top.  So that's what I did!  Here is the "after."

Isn't it SO fun?!

It turned out very dramatic and ultra girlie, but its just perfect for her room.

I love how the top turned out.

I painted it completely by hand and am really proud of myself!

The skirt was really easy to do,  although it took 50 yards of tulle.  (Yes, you read that correct, 50 yards! Thank goodness for coupons!)  All you do is take a length of tulle, fold it in half and twist a couple of times, and then staple it to the bottom of the table.  Repeat all around the table till its done.  I found that using about 3 staples on each piece gave me the right spacing.

I did have to give it a hair cut once it was done to get the ends all even.

This method worked great for producing a full skirt.  I'm sure you could get away with less fabric if you wanted it a little thinner.

Did you notice the chairs?

Those were princess folding chairs that we already owned.  The frames were already a perfect color so all I did was unscrew the cushions and replaced the fabric.  I just used hot glue to glue the fabric down.  It was SO easy and now they are custom for her room.  Love that!

So that's it.  She now has the most girlie play table in the history of mankind.  And I love it!

I have a few throw pillows to make and then I will give you a full tour of her bedroom next week.  So stay tuned!

As always I'm linking to these great parties and events:


Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

All I can say is WOW! My ultra girly girl would adore this. Love this post! Hope you'll link it and any other kid or teen related posts that you have to our "Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings" party tomorrow!

Thanks so much for sharing.


Lindsay said...

This is one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time. I have two little girls who would go crazy over a tutu table. Thanks for sharing!

By the way, I am hosting my first link party, and would love to have you link this up to it--

Krista said...

SO super cute!! You're so talented!!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

Cutest table ever!! I can't wait to see the rest of the room! New follower here :)

Amanda @

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

This is soo stinkin cute! My little girls would LOVE this!

I would love for you to share with my link party Blog Stalking Thursdays!

Yoli said...

That is absolutely darling. How very clever of you.

Suzy Myers said...

Very sweet!! That is an idea that I've never seen before. I would be honored if you would link up to my Commercial Break Thursday link party!


Erica said...

This is adorable! I love it, what a great idea! I hope you will link this to my Delight Me party over at Doodles & Doilies!

No Dime Design said...

That is SUPER adorable!!!! You make me want to find a way to get a table into my girls room!

LeighAnn said...

Wow! 50 yards of toile! You're a great mom! I really love the pink chairs too!

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness that is cute! I love the tutu skirt and polka dot chairs!

Tonii said...

Oh my girls room is screaming for something like this!! Thank you so much for sharing, I am your newest followere! Feel free to stop by and visit me at Blue Skies Ahead anytime!!

Summer @ Idea Cupboard said...

I am in complete utter LOVE with this table. My daughter would go crazy for it! Thanks for sharing!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

I have a 4 year old niece who would go head-over-heels with this table! Sooo cute! And recovering the chairs works perfectly with it.

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

This is the ultimate in "girliness"! I can see this table at many a tea party and birthday party. Stopping by via Whipperberry Friday Flair, where I posted my daughter's Pinkalicious Birthday party. Feel free to come by and check it out! Wish we'd had that table for our party :)

Jayna said...

That is too cute for words! Too bad my little boy wouldn't like a tutu table.. Great job and thank you for sharing such a cute project!

Stephanie said...

What an adorable idea!!! I'm going to add this idea to my pintrest for future reference! Great job. I am sure it will be appreciated!


Claire said...

This is absolutely adorable!! I'm your newest follower!!

Kimberley said...

Yay!!! I actually HAVE this table, and didn't even think of doing something like this! (And it does hold a lot of "things" doesn't it? Perhaps TOO much!) My 5-year old saw this, and immediately agreed that this has to be done on hers as well! Great job!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

woW, so cute!!! My daughter would love this for her room. Oh my!!!
I have to do this.
following you now

Ann said...

So, so adorable!

Kim said...

Yay! I just featured you today! Come grab a button!

Kim @ Too Much Time

June Scott said...

Wow, Krystal! Great job! The painting on top makes it that much sweeter!

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

Thank you for sharing with Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured you from last week's party. I would love for you to grab a featured button to post on your blog!

Army Wife Quilter said...

wow this is great that would work on a square table right?

Camille said...

Oh my! We are re-doing our 5 year olds room in a ballet theme and this is perfect. She has a Tinkerbell table I think I can re-make!

betsey at said...

ACK! It is so cute - I want one!! Think my hubby would allow this in our bedroom?

Betsey at

Shannon Brennan said...

The whole room is just precious! I especially love how you redid the chairs.

Sandy said...

This is beautiful and very creative!!!

Sarah said...

Were moving this weekend and I brought a little round table off our base sales page for $5 yes $5. Its just plain wood and needs some white paint but I LOVE what you did and will be attempting something like this. Im new to following great blog! said...

Ooh pretty! What a great piece for a room! I would love to link to your tutorial if you didn't mind.

cardigan said...

Super cute!! You're so talented!!

tutu dresses

Worker Bee at Home said...

I saw this on pinterest and fell in love! I have a garage sale play table I spray painted but I think I'm going to add the tulle skirt as well...absolutely love!!!

Claire said...

Just wanted you to know I'm featuring your adorable tutu table on my saturday favorites- Have a lovely day! Claire

It's All Connected said...

This is so pretty and the directions so clear, I'm pinning. Thanks! ~ Maureen

Vivek Sharma said...

Tutu table is shown here. Have a look at it

Bunker Beds

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

This is adorable!

dawn said...

Krystle...can you give a little more on instructions for attaching the tulle? I have a tiny girl who wants this, but fold and half and twist a couple times before stapling just isn't enough for this wanna be crafty mom! :)

Danielle Michaud said...


Danielle Michaud said...

I would love to do this for my little sis!!
She loves tea party's!!:)

Pam Fink said...

You can also use elastic. Measure around table, allow about 1/2"-1" overlap, hand stitch to make a circle. Put it on table and then take two strips of tulle, fold in half and tie over elastic until it's as full as you want. Easy to take off and wash in bathtub as needed. Takes about 4-6 rolls of 6" wide tulle.

Alyssa said...

This is the sweetest! I am featuring this on my site if you don't mind.

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