Simple Design Ideas to Recycle Your Dull Table

revamp your table
revamp your table

The following idea -- recycling furniture with woven mats -- merges an affordable, do-it-yourself sensibility. In other words, it's every green-minded urbanite's dream.

Not sold? Neither was I. That is until I realized that recreating this quirky woven tabletop look, pointed out by Design Sponge, requires neither artistic dexterity nor an eye for chic needles in flea market haystacks.

A shabby table from your sidewalk sale of choice, or picked up at your favorite discount store, is the basis for this project. The next step is simple for most city dwellers: grab some of the woven mats found in many a Chinatown shop.