Salvaged antique sewing table

I found this poor old sewing table at the curb in my neighborhood, it was waiting for the garbage truck. As i’m not that much into antiques i thought i might just practice painting on it πŸ™‚

antique sewing table

antique sewing table

Thought i’d give it a new, shabby chic face with some bold color. But first it needed a bit of work.

wood filler where the pulls were

wood filler where the pulls were

Took out the drawer pulls and filled the holes with Elmer’s wood filler. Also patched here and there with wood filler. Then sanded everything and thought for a while what color would look nice on it. I decided on Tropical waters from Behr, which is a nice aqua-turqoise color, well as the name suggest πŸ™‚ Of course, i added the non-sanded grout and water to chalk the paint – i think i’m developing an obsession for this thing πŸ™‚

First coat of chalk paint

First coat of chalk paint

I put the second coat of paint and added some really cute drawer pulls i found at Hobby Lobby.

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Then sanded the edges and here and there to give it the shabby chic look i was going for – i used my small detail mouse sander with 120 grit, but i suppose you could do it manually with just a sheet of fine grit sandpaper.

Final look

Final look

Even though it started just as a practice board for my chalk paint obsession, i love the look of this little gal and decided to use it for what it was meant: so now it is a happy home for my sewing stuff. However, i did brush on a coat of polycrylic even though it takes away the “shabbyness”, but i do have 2 toddlers who race cars everywhere πŸ™‚

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close-up

close-up

 

 

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