Hello hello, lovely friends! Hope your year is off to a great start so far!
Up for a little furniture redo today? I spied this sewing table at one of my favorite thrift stores before the Holidays (when I was supposed to be grocery shopping):
I love these as side tables because they are the perfect height. This one was marked around $36. I passed on it one, because I was absolutely out of room in my garage and two, because it just wasn’t cheap enough to justify trying to make space for it.
I made a quick run in on my next trip to the grocery store a week later and it was still there! Only now it was 1/2 off. Okay…that’s good enough to justify clearing a tiny spot for it in my garage!
It wasn’t in the prettiest condition with flaking varnish all over…
Here she is after a little sanding and some TLC:
Ooh la la…much better! This is a mix of my favorite, Cottage White by Behr and Pure White, made into Chalk Paint. Pure white is a little too stark for me sometimes, but I am loving this combination lately. I used Annie Sloan’s clear wax to seal it. (The metal thing hanging down from the underside is part of the original sewing machine that is still inside.)
I had to sand the top down anyway, so I decided to stain it in Dark Walnut by Minwax (affiliate link).
I sealed it with two coats of Wipe-On Poly (affiliate link), sanding lightly with 320 grit sandpaper in between coats.
I love how it turned out. The hardware is original, I just gave it a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint (affiliate link), and sanded it a bit.
This is where my entry table usually sits. You can see I replaced my Christmas decor with something more for Winter…
These are more of the Juniper branches like I have in my Winter dining room that I scored at Pier One on the after-Christmas sales. I love how they add greenery, but are totally appropriate for the season!
I still have my shells in there though. Can’t stray too far from my love of all things coastal, even in the Winter…
I just dropped her off at my booth, so hopefully she’ll have a new home soon!
Oh and I spent the last three days cleaning and organizing my garage. I have lots of space now! Yay and uh-oh! 😀
I’ll be back on Friday sharing what I did with this shutter:
UPDATE: See what I did with this shelf here now! 🙂
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