Some of you may know I recently took up sewing...not that I'm saying I'm a "sew pro"..but I'm learning. Also..some of you may know that I have had a really nice sewing machine for 3 years and never knew how to really use it...Oh I played around with it numerous times but I never really got the hang of it..until I started watching some videos on You Tube and finally figured out some of the basics...
I however did not have anywhere to set up a sewing station for myself...when I was talking to my mom about it she mentioned getting a "typewriter table"..I had no clue what that was so I did some research and stumbled upon glorious photos like this...
I needed one...and when I want something..I usually figure out a way to get it or make it. But with the ones I was finding via Etsy or Ebay with a price tag of $200 and up I couldn't swing that. I was determined however and found one on craigslist for $25!!!! My kind of deal! I'm a little leary of craiglist...for obvious reasons (but also because my husband got a giant piano on there when we first got married without even going to see it...and then had it delivered to our house...no joke..the thing was like 6 feet tall...rusted..and totally broken....so in turn he had to pay someone to come haul it away...HAHA!..I can laugh about it now..but I was crying when I saw it)
Anyways...the guy selling it was going to be at a vintage market right around the corner from where I worked so I felt a bit better about picking it up..He was nice and the table was just the same as the picture that was in the ad.
So...it looked a bit shabby but I knew I could make it chic! I pretty much stick to these 4 colors in my craft room/office -
The paint I chose:
I started by spray painting the inside crevices...it would have been difficult to use this paint in the areas..I just chose a flat off white spray paint. These areas aren't super visible and blend right in.
(SIDE NOTE: Do NOT try to paint in your garage when its -45 degrees out..the paint turns to a dusty chalky mess that I had to wipe off and start over..inside)
I threw a tarp down and finished this precious table in my office...after 3 coats I was good to go..I wiped finishing wax all over so I wouldn't scratch it up and then let it dry overnight.
Image via web search
(I scored this awesome chair from the 50's at the vintage market that I got the table from....what a good day!)
Have you ever used chalk paint?