Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sewing Table Makeover

Sunday, after church, we were kid less for the afternoon and I had been really sad, missing my dad. My hubby knew just how to cheer me up...yard sales! Lol. There were really only a few because of the time it was by then. I scored a couple of aqua Ball jars for a buck each and this sewing table for $6! I forgot to take a "before" picture because I was in such a hurry to do it! It was already stained this color, just with no blue paint on it and no handle on the front. All I had to do was wipe the dust and cobwebs off before starting. I used my Silhouette software to use this image and replicate it across the page. I had read on a couple of blogs that you could buy your own stencil plastic and cut it. Then you have a reusable, nice plastic stencil of your own! It was 5 sheets for $4.99 at Hobby Lobby in the Art section. I already had this paint from a different project. I love this aqua/turquoise color with dark wood! I painted the whole top with the stencil, just moving it as needed and lining it up with the one I just painted. I used a small roller to apply the paint.

These few pictures show you how bright the paint was. I wanted to "shabby" it up a bit...

I used a sanding block to sand off some of the paint to lighten it and let some of the dark stain come through.

I found this drawer pull at Hobby Lobby for $4.99 and it was 50% off! I even used rusty screws so that they would match. I love that you can buy knobs that already look old!

Here are several pictures of the finished product! It is my new entryway table, by the font door.

I was in Ohio when the craft group I belong to made these "favorite things" blocks, but they saved me a kit and I made it yesterday. It turned out pretty cute!

I LOVE this rustic wire bird basket that I got from a friend for my birthday! It's from Home Goods, and it even came with a matching larger basket! A great spot for outgoing mail so I don't forget it! The other two ceramic items are from Home Goods, they were in the bathroom section, but I'm using them as a phone/keys tray and pen/scissors holder! I love the way it turned out! Total cost: $6 Table, $2.50 Knob= $8.50 for a new table!!

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