Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sewing Table Makeover

In my last post I shared a French Garden Sign that was made from the top of a sewing table.

This is what I did with the table base. Painted and a new top added it is now a small desk or table.

We bought this one at a flea market recently. You always see them and usually for a good price.

The top removed and painted.

A new piece of wood was attached to create the new table/desk top.

The back of the table had a thin piece of veneer that I just took off and replaced it with a piece of metal.

I like how it gives the table a new industrial look.

The top was completely sanded down then stained and poly applied. 

A little distressing on the drawers and legs gives it a finished look.

Super cute table that now has a new life.

It is the perfect size for a small desk or foyer, side table. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, December 8, 2014

French Garden Sign

Well I know it's the holiday season but I live in Florida. We don't have snow and much cold weather maybe that's why this project came to mind over the weekend when it was still about 80 degrees in December. Don't be jealous we are expecting cooler weather the rest of the week- highs in the 60's which will be a welcome change.

On to my quick- but somewhat Spring time project.

Recently I have acquired a few sewing tables from flea markets and garage sales. For the repurpose of this one I used the flip top to make the sign. The rest of the table will be getting a new flat top to be turned into a desk/side table. Stay tuned for this project.

I painted the top with Farmhouse Paint in Willow Green. It was the last little bit left in my can. I love this paint. It is a chalk paint that requires no prep, sanding or waxing! Have you tried it yet??

Normally I would't use an expensive paint for signs but it was the bottom of the can which I added a little water to to stretch it to get a few completed.

After drying I sanded the sign then applied my stencil design in black.

When all was dry again I lightly sanded with a 220 grit paper to age the print.

I attached a bread pan to the bottom and some chain to the hinges for hanging.

I added wooden roses for now but you could always plant a few real flowers.

This is a perfect sign for your fence, garden or inside your home.

I hope to share the rest of the sewing cabinet makeover soon.

Thanks for stopping by,

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