Luxe leather-covered consoles are everywhere right now. It should come as no surprise: Their sleek yet soft feel adds a level of sophistication to any space. Fortunately, you can recreate the look in your home for a fraction of the cost with an old table and some inexpensive vinyl. Here's how:
Above, from top: "Tasting Room - Pistachios" artwork, at Art Interiors; lamps, accessories and stool, all Artifacts; faux-shagreen fabric, Designer Fabrics; Malm dressing table, Ikea; Tibetan Collection Mosaic rug, Weavers Art.
old table or console*
vinyl faux leather (we chose a shagreen)
- Sand down any large dents or bumps on your table.
- Measure out fabric and make a very rough template.
- Paint contact cement on the largest, most visible, surface of table. (With most, this would be the tabletop.)
- Lay fabric down on contact cement and smooth; be sure to remove any bubbles immediately as contact cement dries quickly.
- Wrap table as though it were a beautifully constructed gift; staple fabric down as needed. Be sure to keep staples to the back side of table as there is no clean way to cover them with vinyl.
- Add a piece of glass or Plexiglas to top of table to preserve life of vinyl.
*Follow same steps to cover other objects, such as a vase or magazine file, just be sure to measure twice and cut once!