If you follow my feed on Instagram, you might know that I have been in the process of moving into a new sewing space. I am taking over our old guest bedroom and couldn’t be more thrilled for the opportunity to turn it into my little haven. Last weekend I spent lots of time sorting and storing my fabric. This week is all about decorating and that means some projects!
For my sewing machine, I am using an old table we used in our dining room in our first couple of pads, and my husband once inherited from his parents. Unfortunately, the leaf was ruined when we lived in a rental house that was prone to flooding (EEEK! so happy the “salad years” are behind us). Since I needed the table as big as possible, I decided to make a new leaf! First up, measuring the opening (above).
The lovely people at the Home Depot will cut wood down to size for you for free. I bought a piece of particle board and had it cut to 18″ x 32″, perfect for my table opening. I sprayed it with white primer. Then I painted it white with some paint I had left over from painting my sewing room walls. Now comes the fun part:
The lovely people at Lowe’s will let you have all the Pantone paint chips you want for free! I picked my favorites and used my big (about 2″) hole-punch to make polka dots and stuck them all over on my piece of wood with mod-podge glue. I was really loving it at this point and it was hard to wait for it to dry before installing it! I got my hubs to drill some holes in the sides of the board to line up with the pins in the table (the ones meant to hold the original leaf in place).
voila! here it is in action. I will eventually spray the top with lacquer to finish it and keep the paper dots from getting scratched (once I actually buy some lacquer). Now I have my sewing machine on there and I am in full motion. I am really tickled with this and the fact that I get to make my space as fun and cute as I want.
What new projects have you been doing?