Thursday, 6 January 2011
my newly painted, op shopped, cutting table as it looked immediately after putting it in the room. now it is covered with boxes and piles but i am making progress in there... along with a long list of new projects as i sort through fabric and patterns. eep. i'm super happy with this table, anyway. after months of searching for a solution that would offer me a cutting space AND storage AND be decently priced, i spied this sturdy, pine table at st vinnies in altona for $30 and decided it would do excellently on two counts. a lick (or three) of leftover house paint that we aren't using anyway (we changed our minds and have gone with a taupey grey) and i'm loving my cutey, blue table. i will find a little bookcase or some baskets or something to offer a bit of storage underneath but at least i have space to spread out patterns and fabric now. or will have. when it's cleared off. someday.
and the other project that i have been working on for the past month or so: sanding and sealing eight of these lovely, sturdy wooden school chairs that have lived in my father-in-law's shed for the past 20 years or so. i've finished three of them and they look great, all satiny and a deeper colour from the sealer that i'm using (don't actually know what it is, shane just gave me a pot and a brush and i went to work), full of character and beautiful flaws. only five more to go!