I found this old sewing table in Mr. Cookie Puzzles shed. I have no idea where it came from, or how long it has been there. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it in my new Cookie/Craft Room.
It was pretty nasty and dirty.
I love the simple clean lines of it....I gave her a good washing, using dish soap, vinegar and water, but she still was looking pretty sad. She needed a make-over, and I knew it should be bright and fun. I have recently been using chalk paint, mostly Chalky Finish Paint by Americana Decor, I love that stuff, but I don't like that you are limited on what colors you have to choose from. I quick search on the Internet, led me to a DIY Chalk Paint "recipe" from Cookies, Crafts and Chaos. I loved that I could pick any paint color I wanted, and that it uses simple ingredients I had in the house. I would share what that ingredient is, but I feel obligated to have you go to her blog to find out. We bloggers, we have to look out for one another. So...go look...I will be right here waiting for you.
Ok...did you go see? Cool, right? I love this stuff...it covers wonderfully, and mixes up fast. I will be honest, I doubt if I will EVER buy chalk paint again!
So...after two coats of my DIY chalk paint and two coats of Soft Touch Varnish, her she is!
The Color is called Pool Blue, and I picked it up from Michael's. The table looks amazing in the room. For the handle, I spray painted it in "Sunny Yellow" by Rustoleum.
Mr. Cookie Puzzle helped me attach a plastic contain into the space that was designed to hold the sewing machine.
It is the perfect spot to hold cupcake holders, paper straws and cookie sticks!
She is now in her forever home...waiting to be used. I love her! I love the color so much, I used it on another project for the room...which I will share next time!