5.23.2012

Making Over A Sewing Table!

Way way back in October I started a project to make over a sewing table that came from a fabulous sewer in my family. 


It's a very sturdy table that had seen better days.  So it got primed and painted a dazzling apple green to bring it back to life.  Then with a touch of hand painting and new knobs, she was looking fantastic!


I had some fun painting on part the flips open.  The dandelion wishing flower has always been one of my favorite symbols of being free or blowing with the wind. 


And I chose the "Sew Free...like no one's watching!" saying to remind me to always follow what's in my heart; not a trend or fad.


I was even able to sink my sewing machine into the table like the original design intended!

The Mister used brackets to create a platform in the table at just the right height for my sewing machine.  It's brilliant and I feel like it's going to take my sewing up a few notches!  I do have to take the sewing machine out if I want to close the extra table on the left, but I'm in love!


And here she is in action for the first time!


If you need me I'm sure you can find me by the beautiful green sewing table.  I'm home recouping from head to toe poison ivy these next few days... ugg!  I'm hoping sewing provides a nice distraction from the itching. 

15 comments:

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

Oh no that sounds itchy! I had poison oak as a child, on my leg and poison ivy on my face! Eyes swollen and all! I feel your uncomfyness. Ok that table came out wonderful! I love that green and your sweet flowers. Nice! Happy sewing...

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Amazing what primer and paint can do for a dated piece of furniture. Makes me wish I hadn't donated the sewing table handed down to me by my mom. Lots of memories there.

Teje said...

Iiik it's perfect! I love your flower painting on a green and the olde style table is adorable! I'm sure we can find you with your new table or walking with Sammy and Katie! Hugs to all of you! x Teje, Nero & girls!

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

You so seriously rock it girl!

!!!

: )

Prettiest darn sewing cabinet EVER.

~Monika

Becky said...

Very nice! What a great sewing hutch! I hope you get over the poison oak soon. I'm terribly allergic to it, and used to work in the woods, so I have had it way too many times. No fun!!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Oh no! Not poison Ivy itch! (I've never experienced it - but any itch can drive you crazy!!!)
Love the dandilion you painted on top.

Wendy said...

What a fabulous makeover! How fun was that? I love the dandelion wishing flower you used. And your photography is great as always. Thanks for sharing!

Josie McRazie said...

If that does not inspire I don't know what will! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Anonymous said...

I love what you've done to Aunt Ella's table! Guaranteed, she's smiling down on you from heaven while you sew - and blowing a few wishes your way. Love, MOM

Toodie said...

What a fun table! I would never leave my sewing machine if I had a table like that! Thanks so much for sharing.

Julie Bagamary said...

Wow - great transformation and so much to sew at I am sure!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Ah, this is SEW much fun. I love it. Thank you so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

Warmly, Michelle

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

PS - I've had poison ivy many times! It's the worst. I usually have to take steroids to get over it. And steroid cream really helps calm the itching. Get well soon!

Warmly, Michelle

Katie said...

Love this sewing table and love the color choice! I like that you added the phrase to remind you to be YOU! Just so you know I featured this on Sew Woodsy today!

Deborah said...

I really like the green paint and especially your free hand painting. That's such a good idea to bring new life to an old table.

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