I was out with my babies last Saturday yard saling and as I was perusing one particular yard sale, my eyes came upon something unbelievable. It was this:
Which was attached to this:
$20?? Really? I had another moment of, “I don’t want to walk away, because someone else might grab it!” You’ve felt that before too, I’m sure. I took it up to the ladies and quickly paid and just about bolted to my car with it before they changed their minds.
And now it looks like this:
Before anyone gets too upset with me for painting it, the top was in really bad shape and looked like it had some water damage (those rings are actually imprinted into to the wood):
The body wasn’t too bad, but I thought it might have looked funny just painting the top. I did keep some of the wood finish on the inside because it was still pretty:
And Surprise!! It’s a sewing machine table!! Could you tell? I have a thing for sewing machines, but I thought it would make a lovely side table. You can click here to see my thrift store sewing table makeover.
If the outside looked this good, I would have had a much harder time painting it.
I love the details that the paint brought out:
This was my first time experimenting with home-made chalk paint. I want to make sure it wears well before I share what I used. I am really loving it so far, though!
Update: Lucky for you, you don’t have to wait…here it is!
I’m thinking it could use a cute little knob on the door. What do you think?
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