Looking for a simple idea to hide a distressed table top. Repurpose and reuse leather belts into a leather belt table top.
Maybe it was because it was date day.
Maybe it was because the yellow flowers are blooming all over the meadow on the side of the road before you cross the bridge.
Maybe it was because I was having the best hair day….ever…..in the history of ever.
Whatever the reason.
Whatever the cause.
All the stars aligned and the angels sang the hallelujah chorus in perfect harmony when I entered the thrift store with extraordinarily high hopes…..
….and left with an entire bag of leather belts for $1.
I’m as amazed as you are.
Who knew there was a place left in the continental United States that sells an entire bag of leather belts for only $1?
That’s cheaper than a diet coke at McDonald’s or tickets to the movies or a seat on the train.
And as the proud owner of a bag of one-dollar leather belts….
…..I had to come up with a project.
Those belts couldn’t just sit in the bag after their brief moment of dazzling glory.
So here’s my entry into the if-I-were-a-leather-belt-what-would-I-want-to-become category…..
….a leather belt table top. 🙂
How to Make a Leather Belt TableTop
Elmer’s ProBond Advanced Glue
Step 1: Find some belts
Make sure the stars are aligned and you’re having a really amazing hair day. Then cross your fingers and head for your local thrift store.
Here are a few belts from my $1 bag.
I chose black, but you could also go with tan leather as well.
Step 2: Cut belts to fit
I mixed up the patterns and textures in a row and decided which belts I wanted where.
Then I simply cut the belts with scissors.
Step 3: Glue in place
Glue the belt strips in place.
I used Elmer’s ProBond Advanced Glue.
Make sure you lay something heavy on top of the leather as it dries…..so it will dry completely flat.
Here’s what the tabletop looks like after I finished.
And can you believe I made it for $1?
And if you like this DIY?
Here are some other trash-to-treasure projects:
- what I did with these pieces of molding
- what I did with those plastic shopping bags
- what I did with an old bicycle wheel
- what I did with cork and an old desk
Let’s keep it between us.
We don’t want the price to skyrocket…..
….because then we’ll all have to tighten our belts. 🙂