I have been thinking that I needed real sewing table. Some how the increased focus on my DIY projects had made me realize that the card table/dining table/coffee table approach I had been taking was not going to cut it for the long run.
So while surfing Craig’s List the other night, I stumbled upon what I thought was a cute table until I saw the picture of it open.
Below is a pic of the table closed up – which is nice. It has good bones, nice drawers, but nothing extremely special.
And now – check it out open!
Ah, the workspace I have been craving when I am working with a large piece of fabric! I was sold!
I showed it to the hubby and he agreed that it was a good find at only $50. We debated on if it would fit in the car and decided to call the seller and give it a try. It fit and we have it home now!
Check out the cute top drawer! It has a place for thread and stuff! I love it. All of the drawers are in great condition so there is no need for repairs there.
My plan is to refinish it into a cute piece that I can stick in our guest bedroom and have it function as a desk when we have people over. Otherwise, it will be my crafting domain.
Now I need some help from those of you who have done furniture restoration/refinishing before (as this will be my first major restoration attempt).
1. How do I get the chipped laminate smoothed out? (see close up pic below)
2. Should I paint it white or should I try to do a finished treatment on it?
3. Should I replace the legs? I checked them out and we can unscrew and replace.
Please feel free to send me links or posts you have done in the past! Thanks for the help! I am really excited about this piece (and so are the cats)! True confession – it took me forever to get pics without them in it!