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 🙂
Thought i’d give it a new, shabby chic face with some bold color. But first it needed a bit of work.
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 🙂 Of course, i added the non-sanded grout and water to chalk the paint – i think i’m developing an obsession for this thing 🙂
I put the second coat of paint and added some really cute drawer pulls i found at Hobby Lobby.
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.
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 🙂