If you read my Top 10 Project Wish List for 2013, you might remember number ten on my list was to replace this table:
There is nothing wrong with it. I just wanted to replace it with a piece that would provide some storage, something my very open-concept house is sadly lacking.
I am happy to anounce that Wish List Project #Ten can officially be crossed off the list!
I found this cabinet at a thrift store a couple of weeks ago. I paid a bit more for it than I normally would have wanted to, but you’ll see there’s a reason this cabinet had to come home with me!
This is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White with clear wax.
I added feet to dress it up a bit.
I thought the dark hardware was a nice contrast the light cabinet. I really liked the original hardware but one of the handles was broken.
Have you figured out why I just had to bring this home?
Its a sewing table!
I love to sew! It’s such quick gratification. I’ve been sewing since I was about 12. I would go to the store with my mom and pick out my pattern, carefully assessing and gathering what I needed for my project. I also used to make and sell dolls, all of which I created the pattern for. I will share some of them one day.
So you see, I was delighted to find this adorable little cabinet that is also a sewing table.
The inside is like brand new, so I couldn’t bring myself to paint it.
I’m not sure if my machine will attach so I can just fold it down into the table, but there’s plenty of room to store it underneath too.
You can see I also reattached the thread holders that I spray painted black.
Is really is in perfect condition inside!
I don’t have a craft room, so all my sewing notions and fabric are stored in a cabinet in the garage. Now I can bring some of them inside!
If you are wondering how much I paid, it was $90. That’s a lot to me for a thrift store find. But, it also came with a sewing machine attached (which I tried to leave at the store in exchange for a discount on the cabinet, but they said no).
I didn’t need another machine, but it looked like it was in decent condition.
Do you know what I discovered about this machine?
The Athena 2000 was the very first electronic sewing machine made by Singer. It retailed for about a $1000 in the late 70′s!
Can you see these fun stitches it makes? There’s a wave, leaves, flowers, and even a little dog.
I played with it a little, but I was only able to get it to sew a straight stitch. Pretty fun though, huh?
In the end, it was a bargain (to me).
One more time,
After some sweet lovin from its new mama:
Now I need to find a sewing project so I can try it out!
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