This little sewing machine table came to me in pretty sad shape.
The sewing machine was long gone and the table still had a lot of the other hardware and cords inside that were no longer necessary. You can see that the right side of the table hangs a little crooked when folded out, and how useful is a table with a big hole in the middle anyway?
Instead of trying to figure out how to make the fold-out top functional again, I got rid of it completely. This was much harder than I'd expected it to be, but ultimately it was a good decision. The base of the table got painted with a beautiful blue that I mixed up myself (again in a chalk paint mixture), then I got to work rebuilding the top.
Thanks to my pathetic math skills, I made two trips to the hardware store for lumber, and twice came home with not enough wood to cover the top with equal length pieces.
Being the impatient DIYer that I am, I could NOT stand to wait until I could get to the store to buy MORE wood, so I improvised.
Two sections of planks are pieced together, like an old wood floor. I decided I liked it later, but to begin with I just wasn't sure.
I beat the boards with a hammer to age it and give it some more character, then stained it dark. I used the same dark stain on the base of the table in areas where I wanted the exposed wood to be darker.
SO VERY in love with this accidental turquoise paint color!
That red ceramic knob just seems so perfect on this quirky piece. Did I mention how much I LOVE that vibrant blue paint?