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!