27Jun | 2011
A few weeks a go I showed you all the inspiration for my sewing table. Well, it’s finally time to show you all how my DIY sewing table looks like =]
As I shared before, I decided to go the “Do it yourself” way because, one – I wanted the top of the table to fit the exact size of the cutting mat I have from Joanns, two – I had a very limited budget for the table $50.00 – So I took advantage of the fact that I had help from my father in law Kevin with the cutting tools and assembling, witch I am so happy and thankful for, he’s just awesome!
And to start I draw exactly how I wanted the table to look like, I also set the measurements for the top, then the height (it’s a little taller than the average so my back hurts less if I work on it starting) with all of those Ken and I went for a visit to The Home Depot, and purchased all the wood and primer.
Kevin pretty much took over the project once I showed him my drawing, measurements and materials. So it was awesome to see how all the pieces of wood started to look like what I had on paper =] I was so excited to finally use power tools again! (I had to leave all my tools in Chile because the power here is different) So Kevin let me use all of his tools for this table, but Ken had a surprise under his sleeve and the next day he showed up with a big box with all the tools we wanted for all the projects I am starting, I was sooooo excited! there is nothing that says “I love you” more than power-tools right? Ok maybe that’s just me =]
Once we finish, Kevin said he needed to weight test the table so he jumped on top and I got to shoot a few pictures of him, because normally he doesn’t like to take photos so YAY!
Since the weather was pretty crappy the following week, I set the paining for this weekend. I sanded the whole table, but I didn’t go crazy with it as I normally would because I wasn’t feeling very good, so I just made it good enough for me =] after all I will be the one working there, I only prime it in white and decided not to paint it, because well, it was white enough and I over-buget by $10 with the primer already.
So finally here it is, all ready and done =] my $60 DIY sewing table!
Now I need to get rid of the awful cold I catch last week to be able to organize my sewing space, because today I am in bed not being able to get much done, but on the good side I am really excited to finally move out of our dining table, I always ended up there when I needed to sew because my desk is not big enough so YAY! and also I am pretty excited because I am working on an adorable pattern that I cant wait to share!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend =]