Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sewing Table

I was able to get the second table in my craft/sewing room painted last week while hubby was out of town again.   This one is my sewing table where my sewing machine sits.  The first table I painted was this one and you can read about that here.

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The sewing table was just getting a coat of Pure White chalk paint on the top since I have the bottom skirted in a toile fabric.

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Here it is after the first coat.  The Pure White is a color that can easily wind up needing three coats on a piece. 

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After the third coat and some clear wax she was done and pushed back against the wall. 

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I waited a couple of days before putting everything back in place, but it takes a long, long time for this to be truly cured.  However, I don’t have months to wait before I can use this table again for some sewing!

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Although I went with the Pure White because I wanted these tables to be white, I have to say that, as for as the lighter colors go, the Old White is my favorite.  Being a fan of Heirloom White, the Old White is very close in the chalk paint colors. 

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Not a fan of the Pure White, but since I still have half a quart left I will be using it up on certain future projects.

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I recently got another can of Old White to start my roadside rescue dresser makeover and that is up next on my painting list.  I do need to take a day to get back to finishing my sunroom valances though, so it may be a week or so before I have some pictures to share of the dresser. 

22 comments:

Debby said...

It looks nice Kathy. I can't believe how long it takes for the wax to dry.
Did you order the paint. I haven't found the old white....I need to order some.
Doesn't the paint go far. I am amazed.
Have fun busy lady.

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Looks good. I like the idea of adding a skirt. I have a sewing area that needs some TLC. I think adding a skirt would help hide some of my things.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I agree the pure white is too white. Mix it with a little of the old white.

Painting is not my thing but one of these days I want to paint the top of my sewing table.

Xoxo

Kelly said...


That turned out great! I love how it looks with the toile fabric draped below it. I think that's the problem I have is not letting things cure long enough before I put something on top. I think I'm too impatient.

Gretchen said...

I am in love with your sewing/craft room and especially your new project. You've inspired me to dress up my sewing table.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Looks like a wonderful space to sew !

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your table and your room is fantastic. Great space and it is so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

Beautiful fabric...love how it hangs down. Love the wall stencil...

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love your sewing room and the saying is so cute!!...Love the toile around the table!!

1 Frugal Queen said...

I love love this idea. Great job!

NanaDiana said...

It looks very nice, Kathy. I like the old whites/off whites better than the pure white, too. Can you mix a bit of other color in the pure white to tone it down a bit?

My craft room is on my "to do" list for this Fall. I have several projects going on. Blessings- xo Diana

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Kathy your table is SO lovely! I have pondered skirting my desk and you have helped seal the deal! Thank you.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Cute saying above your desk, Yep, I love myself some white, I am an heirloom fan too, maybe on your other pieces you could use some dark wax or gel stain if you don't want it quite so white??

Marla and Steve said...

I LOVE your sewing room! Is that a Ballards chair cover? If so I have 3 and I love them all. I mix and match depending on my bedroom linens. Your decorating always looks so cozy - all your details really make a difference.

Gail said...

I just love your space Kathy! I bet the white does lighten your space up though. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, Gail

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The white really brightens the space. You have such a beautiful work area.

missy said...

Love the whites..Nice place to sew..Have a wonderful weekend...

Debra from Bungalow said...

Just love this room...the fabric, all of it! what a pretty place to sew. I think I might do more sewing in a pretty space like this!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Kathy I love the skirt, I need to make one like that. Did you make it from scratch or use something else? I think I have the same sewing machine too !
Susan
Homeroad.net

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Your table looks great. I have never used the Pure White. I painted a chair with Old White today, and I was wondering if I should try the Pure White. Maybe I will buy that color next! I LOVE the saying on your wall. . . and I have a stack of fabric to prove it! Life to the full, Melissa

Andrea said...

love the sewing table and how you skirted it with the toile fabric!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Great job Kathy! It looks so nice in your sewing room. I have a few paint projects on my 'to do' list and I really need to get busy. The kids start back to school on Tuesday, so hopefully I will get some projects done. Have a lovely long weekend Kathy! Angie xo

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