Friday, February 11, 2011

The Sewing Table

Monday I'm starting a monthly series where I have one of my favorite bloggers guest post.  I have some terrific guests lined up and can't wait to share them with you!


Remember when I told you about a project I was working on to display my spool (if not, click here), weeeeell, taaah daaah!

So here's the deal, I originally bought lumber to put together the table top.  Then (after we had put it together) Sun Kissed Husband suggested that I use one of the leftover pieces of our kitchen table instead.  But since not everyone has pieces of barn garage doors laying around, I thought I'd use the pictures I took when I was putting that together for the tutorial.  Make sense?
When looking for lumber, I always turn to Home Depot's miss-cuts.  Their prices range from $0.51 to $4.01.  Total cost for this table top was $4.53.

Here's what I ended up using for the table top.  It took a lot of sanding but the grain is so pretty.
I printed the typography using MS Word and used carbon paper to imprint it on the wood so I could fill it in with paint.

While the letters were drying, I spray painted the stand.  I even smartened up enough to remember to wear gloves! 
When the paint dried, I sprayed both the stand and table top with polyurethane.

Once they were both dried, I screwed the top to the stand and viola!

Here are some more shots.

The sewing machine stand was given to me by Maria, one of the ladies from the Sun Kissed Boys' school.  Maria no longer had use or space for the stand and thought I would appreciate it and do something fabulous with it.  Thank you, Maria, hope I did you proud!

The table top was a piece from an old barn garage door that I've used to make several things throughout my house.  I got them through Freecycle from a wonderful lady named Lenette.  Thank you, Lenette.  You've given me a treasure that just keeps on giving.

Don't forget to check out my surprise guest blogger on Monday.  I'd give you a hint but every clue I've thought of would just give it away.
Enjoy the weekend, everybody!      

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Kelli W said...

I love how rustic the top is and those letters are awesome! The yellow is so fun...glad you remember gloves:) I always forget and end up with multicolored hands!

Cassie Bustamante said...

this might be one of my favorites of your furniture projects. i absoltely love the typography you painted on.... it's perfect!

amanda torres said...

Very cool redo! I absolutely love it. I'm trying to tap into my 'DIY' self, so the hubby and I are headed to the antique shops this weekend.

I also want to put together a large chalkboard similar to the one you showed in your picture, but I want one double the size. Do you have any suggestions/tips before I get started? My father-in-law is an excellent with wood projects so he is going to help me (he doesn't know it yet). I'll need all the help I can get!

Renegades said...

What a cute idea. i also want a chalkboard.

michelle said...

Yanet that is beautiful! I love the color and that table top is just gorgeous! Love the words you chose too and that chalkboard is perfect!!! Girl you are so talented!
Can't wait for Monday! Have a wonderful weekend dear!! :)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Well, you KNOW I love this! It's the best junk, put together in the best way imaginable! This is so cool, Yanet!

Teachinfourth said...

It's amazing the sorts of things you manage to pull together with a little bit of work.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Well you certainly did do something fabulous with it! Love that top. It's just weathered and worn to perfection. Looking forward to your guest!

Suzie said...

Oh, I love that table top! I love the letters lapping over the edge!

Also, thanks for commenting on my blog. You mentioned my china and I just have to tell you how I got it!! One day, about 20 years ago, I dropped in at my MIL's house and she had boxes of newspaper wrapped items in her entryway. When I asked her what it was she said, "Just some old dishes I've had in the garage that I'm going to give the rummage sale at the church" I unwrapped a teacup and fell in love. She kept assuring me that they weren't "really good china" and I assured her that I wanted them anyway!

giozi said...

You did a really good job. I have in my home, In Lima Peru a Singer too from my grandmom.
Really there are so many litle jewels that I would like to bring to here, ha ha ha but is impossible.

Have a nice weekend.

B E C K Y said...

you are inspiring & quickly becoming one of my fav blogs to stalk lol

xoxo- Becky @

Kim -today's creative blog said...

PerfecT! You did a great job! Thank you so much for linking back with my button.

KellyH said...

Oh my goodness... I love it. The color and the top are awesome. I also love the IMAGINE on top, Perfect!

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

This turned out amazing! Great job!

Lindsey said...

Love the table top, you did a great job! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda Dale said...

OMG, I am in love! Fantastic job and love the color!

Allison Shops said...

Great job! Love the frame on the chalkboard too.
Dropping by from How To's Day. Hope you'll drop by and see the informal picture wall How To I did for DD2.


Amanda said...

That is so very cool! I love how you did the word Imagine on the table top... I might have to find a piece of furniture to do that to at my house! Great Job! :-)

Amanda said...

I LOVE it! I especially like how you did the word Imagine on the top. I might just have to find a piece of furniture to do that to at my house!

Great Job! :-)

Roeshel said...

Wow - it's beautiful! I love it! Great job, Yanet! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!