I have a confession - I'm a thrift store lurker. It's not as creepy as it sounds - I promise. I'm one of those people who goes into a thrift store and more times than not, I leave with nothing. But every so often I SCORE and get something wonderful. According to my Grandma , you must go several times before you find a good deal. (My thriftiness is a trait I've inherited from my mom and my Grandma -- and what a wonderful trait it is!)
On one of my last thrift store trips I was perusing the merchandise...not really expecting to find anything....and not really looking for anything particular. But then as I walked by the furniture I saw this:
A little ugly, a little worn -- but I loved the shape of it....especially the spindle legs and the handles (minus the dusty bronze color). And it got better.....I opened it up:
Initially I couldn't decide if I wanted it or not.....(I get this trait of indecisiveness from my Mom and Grandma too -- not so thrilled about this one). I thought and thought....went home, dreamed about it, thought about it some more -- you get the idea. The next morning I had made my decision -- I wanted it. I went back to the store and thought about it again, and checked it out to see if I could use my sewing machine with the table. I determined that I could use the table with my machine and with that, I took it -- bought it, actually -- for $14.00.
The machine that came with it seems very nice and well taken care of. (I think I'm going to keep it is a back up -- becuase I always manage to jam my machine while I'm in the middle of a project).
So I took the whole table apart and took the hardware off -- painted it with my favorite Gloss White from Valspar and spray-painted all the hardware black. And that was it -- so easy -- but so worth it!
Do you love it? I couldn't be any happier with how it turned out. Plus, doesn't my new light look perfect on this table???
Since I wanted to be able to use my machine with my new table, I fashioned a little "shelf" that sits 3 inches below the top of the table for my sewing machine to sit on. Think of it almost like a floating shelf inside my table. That way, the table top is flush with my machine.
And do you see my tape measure? I bought a fabric tape measure and Mod Podged it onto my table (is there anything Mod Podge can't do?).
sewing bench finally has a matching partner.
My sewing table also came with a little spool basket -- but it was '70s yellow:
YIIIIIKES! Nothing a little spray paint can't fix!
I'm SEW excited to use my new table! Right now it's at home in our guest room -- but someday when we finish our office I'm hoping there will be a spot in there.
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