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Monday, December 7, 2015

Old sewing table and Christmas time

So I got this sewing table for free, someone gave it to me, and I needed another little table in my room, my desk isn't big enough for all that I do. And I knew it would be perfect for it. So I took out the sewing machine and brace the part the opened and left the hidden storage in the table top to the left. here is how it started.

I love the legs on it! They have such a french style. So ive had this table for a while and i just never got around to painting it yet, but with Christmas coming up I wanted to put a small tree in my room and needed a place to put, so I finally finished it yesterday and decorated it.

I started out mixing some Country Chic paint in cheesecake and Annie Sloan french linen to give it a cool off white color since my bead board in my room is white. I love the white on white but you always want to do different shades of white to give it more texture. After that I used vaseline in random places so when i distressed the piece it would be kinda chippy.  

I used Miss Mustard Seed's hemp oil for a top coat and painted the handles in liquid gold leaf and used antiquing wax over them to darken them some.

For the Christmas decorations, I used a infinity scarf I crochet for a tree skirt, part of a burlap coffee sack on top of the table, the chalkboard I made from a old cabinet door, the mini Eiffel tower came from a yard sale as did the book, and the presents are the light boxes wrapped in Kraft paper with lace trim and bakers twine and a 1950s England stamp!

Underneath the table i added a old little picnic basket from a thrift store, and my $10 dollar dough bowl( huge score!) and one little white deer from a yard sale and some pine tree clipping! 

Also every ornaments on the little tree is either handmade by me or a vintage Christmas ball. What do y'all think?