Monday, October 29, 2012

DIY Sewing Table

This little beauty has been a work in progress for longer than I originally intended.  But boy, oh boy am I glad with how she turned out!

I scoured Craigslist and thrift stores looking for the perfect combination of look and sweet deal.  It came one day when I happened upon this cutie online for a song and a dance.  Well, not even.  Just a song {and I can't sing}.  Only $7




I started by sanding the whole thing down.  My husband fixed one drawer and leg, which needed minor repairs.  I gave the whole thing a coat of a warm gray color, but the top left me stumped for quite some time.  I'm glad I stewed on it for a while rather than going with my first idea {painting it solid turquoise and stenciling a repeating pattern on it}.  Instead I designed a custom, vintage-look, chick hatchery logo with our farmette name.  
 
I painted it on, and then distressed the whole cabinet.   For me, distressing adds the warm look of ...

"I've been loved for years."  
 
 love love love




I clear coated the whole thing & added the cute knobs I found on clearance {yeah baby!} for like $1 each.  I love the smoky color and glass look.

I paired it with a traditional chair I found while thrifting {a $5 steal) which I painted black and reupholstered.  {pics on FB later}



BEFORE
AFTER




Seeing how this turned out makes me want to get cracking on my other painted projects :)
Three Mango Seeds

2 comments:

Allen said...

Beautiful!! I love it.

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks so much for sharing your desk makeover with me! It looks amazing. I love it how the logo looks so weathered and loved!