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Noel D
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I found a wooden TV dinner stand at a garage sale for $3. Since I needed a new table anyway, I bought it, painted it black, and slightly snipped my close up pad to fit on it perfectly.

I have some gold trim, but then I realized I had no idea how to put it on! Do you glue it on to the table? Staple it somehow? I really have no clue.

A search turned up nothing, so could anyone who has done this before help me with this?
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You might find "Workshop" more suitable for this.

By trim, I take you mean some sort of fabric. You could staple it or nail it with small finishing nails. Or maybe use velcro, glue or nail velcro to the table and sew the counterpart to the trim. Best of luck!
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Low temperature hot glue is good if you don't leave this in your car. Staples work well. If you want something that may look classier, use upholstery tacks. There are also tack strips that look like round headed tacks, but actually are dummy heads. Every sixth or seventh head has a hole in it, so you can tack through it.
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I put my trim on with gorrilla glue. It's good stuff.
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I made a skirt out of black cloth from the fabric store, hemmed it with iron on tape, (There is also is lquid product that would do the same thing), and applied gold trim with the iron on tape, then applied sticky velcro to the skirt and table (in my case the table was a suitcase that I put on a stand). I have had zero experience in doing thse kind of things- low and behold, it looks great.

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I use velcro to hold the trim. Because it can always be taken off after the show for traveling. The "wear and tear" during traveling will make it look bad. When the velcro trim is off some nicks may apply to table as "wear and tear," but the velcro trim will hide it when put back on before the show.
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I am down with using Velcro. You can quickly change trim to create different looks for your props.

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Velcro is good. Make sure to fasten it firmly in place with glue, staples or both.

Gorilla glue is very strong. Make sure you don't get it on your fingers.
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Craft store hot glue can be used although in the past I have found it to not last very long. I second the suggestion of using Gorilla Glue...it is good and strong.
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The strength of hot glue varies from type to type. Also, surface preparation is very important when using ANY glue.
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Materials will really matter here. Do you know an upholstery shop nearby?

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