Monday, February 18, 2013

Craft Room: Sewing Table

My craft room dreams are starting to come true.  Slowly but surely.

They are starting with this pretty little table that my darling husband built.

DIY Craft Room Table Sewing Table

The key to my heart is handmade furniture.  Write that down.

As you may recall, my craft room looked like this.

craft room before

My default “I don’t know what color to paint this room” used to be yellow. Yellow is a tricky color.  I didn’t do it well.

Now my default is grey.  I’m sure my future self will eventually cringe.  But gender neutral baby yellow?  Seriously, younger Michelle.  So sad.  Borderline tragic.

I painted the side walls March Wind by Sherwin Williams.  I painted the wall with the window Sherwin Williams standard white.  I have stenciling plans for that wall.  I just need to psych myself up to stencil again.

Sherwin Williams March Wind DIY Sewing Table

Ike is clearly pleased with the changes.

The legs/bottom of the table are painted a standard white from Sherwin Williams.  The top is stained with Rust-Oleum’s Sunbleached Ultimate Wood stain.  I never thought I’d be in love with a stain.  But I am.

DIY Sewing Table

Rust Oleum's Sunbleached Ultimate Wood Stain

I wanted the table to be long and narrow. The table is 6 feet long.  I like that I have enough room for my sewing machine and a place to cut fabric.  Kim (NewlyWoodwards) has been giving me sewing lessons.  Look out.  Things are getting serious.

Sewing Table 082

I’m now on the hunt for a set of chairs to go with this table.  I like this set from Target.  My cheap self can’t commit just yet.

Are you interested in a cute table of your own?  We’ll post the tutorial on Friday.  Nate tells me that it’s a fairly simple build.  It took us about 3-4 hours to complete (building/sanding/staining/painting).

Check back Wednesday for a pee your pants announcement.  Hint: I am not pregnant. 

Do you sew?  What do you use for a table?  What’s your “I don’t know what color to paint this room” go to?  Any great chair suggestions?

45 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous when other husbands build furniture ;) The table is beautiful.
    And I also wonder when we will cringe at the grey walls everywhere (it's my default as well). But as of now, I still love it.

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  2. OOoh pretty! I think an adjustable height chair is fun for sewing - and wheels or swivels are good if you can set up your ironing table next to the table at the same level and just scootch over to iron in between sewing!

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  3. Love it! How nice to have a husband who builds you furniture, mine doesn't :(. The whole room is turning out wonderful, and I have to agree with you, that stain is gorgeous, I think I will have to go and get it, and try it out on something. BTW, how funny you are, to give us a hint ;) Can't wait till Friday.

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  4. Well, I love your new sewing table. Nailed it. I love the stain option - I have never thought of that! As far as chairs...I think that you should re-visit MN (I know another blogging friend who would most likely host you) to visit good ol' Ikea again. They have great chairs (similar to the ones you linked above), but I think they're cheaper. OR, I think you should add more misfit furniture to your garage and re-finish some $5 options from Goodwill.

    Either way, I love that you have a craft room. :)

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  5. OOO a pee your pants announcement!! I love that stain you used too.

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  6. Wow, I also LOVE THAT STAIN! I'm slowly emerging from my "dark wood only" stage of life and enjoying every minute of it.

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  7. Nice table. I love the stain. I want a husband who makes furniture.

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  8. How much is Nate's hourly? Seriously, homegirl could use some hand made furniture. Also, that stain is ballsy and it totally works.

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  9. I love love love this table! Maybe if I stare at the image long enough one will appear in my home? :)

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  10. I love it. I sew and use the Expedit shelf desk extention. It's great but I need a better chair. My chair sits too low. I've had my eye on one from Office Max but can't make myself pay $100 for it. I love how you and your husband make furniture. The last thing my husband and I built together was our media unit. It definitely tested our relationship. If you want to read about that..no pressure honestly...click here.
    http://www.domesticability.com/2012/10/diy-media-unit-progress_14.html

    Take care. I'll be sure to check back for that tutorial.

    Lura
    x

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  11. Looking good! I can't wait to see how that room comes together!

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  12. That table is swoontastic. I too am in love with sun-bleached stain. Oh mama!

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  13. I believe you can never go wrong with grey! It was the color I was most afraid of using, but it is the one that I absolutely adore and now would be willing to use on every room in the house, ha ha! Love your sewing table, it's so practical! =)

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  14. Wow! The table looks great! Love that top stain as well. Very clean.

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  15. I have a great sewing machine but no sewing table. I think I would try to learn to sew more if I had a work space a table like this would also be perfect for a small office.

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  16. I love your new sewing table! I use a folding banquet table...not nearly as pretty, but it folds and stores away in our garage when not in use. I don't have space for a fancy schmancy dedicated sewing room. :-P

    My dedicated default paint color is Navajo White. We have super high vaulted ceilings in the living room...we had them professionally painted years ago, and paint some shorter walls (ie. normal height) in accent colors. I use Navajo White in most of my rental properties too....it covers nicely for a "white".

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  17. I never even knew a stain could look like that. So much fancy!

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  18. It's so pretty! I love that Ike helps!

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  19. Gorgeous...that stain is amazingly perfect!!

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  20. When I did research on a color for a craftroom I cannot remember the color fawn because it a very neutral color and will not interfer with interfer less with a colors in what ever project you are working on.

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  21. I love how you have to put down that you are not pregnant! haha Can't wait for the annoucement tomorrow!

    -Sarah
    {limitedspaceorganizing.blogspot.com

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  22. Gorgeous! I love how the table turned out! Excited for the announcement :)

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  23. Beautiful! Nate is amazing. I'm seriously considering flying him out here to build/fix stuff for me. Maybe you can tag along, too, but it's mostly about Nate. Love the table. Your room is looking great so far!

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  24. I AM IN LOVE WITH THAT STAIN!
    The table looks great & I love how you did 1 white wall. It looks great.

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  25. The table is KILLER. Don't stencil. It's terrible and you'll hate it.
    -Least encouraging comment ever

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  26. Love this! I am getting a newer and much larger sewing machine and I am thinking I need a new table. That stain is amazing and I may I want to file that one away. One tip on the sewing chair-if you plan on doing some sewing, make sure it is comfortable and supports your back. Mine doesn't and I remember that every time I sew. Can't wait to see the progress!

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  27. I bought those stackable chairs from target for my boy's to use at their desks. I love them! I bought them in red about a month ago and they were even cheaper than the white. think they were less than $60.

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  28. I love the table, I can't wait until you post the how-to. I'd like to make something like this as a sofa table.

    Could you use that chair in your garage that you posted the other day? I love old chairs on casters like that, just wondering if that might be an option? :)

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  29. I am in love. Can't wait to see more photos!

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  30. I use a table top and legs from IKEA to sew on. What is important is that you have lots of space (which it looks like you do)!

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  31. Totally jealous of that table! It is perfect for sewing. Oh and the stain really is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what's next!
    Sarah

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  32. What a great table. I am extremely jealous. I think I need to make the key to my heart homemade furniture also.
    pee in my pants announcement?! Wowza; can't wait!

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  33. That's a very nice table! I can't wait to move back closer to my parents and (re)learn basic carpentry from my dad in his garage again. Absoultely LOVE the stain. I also like the shade of grey you've used for the walls, we currently have a show on TV called "The Block" where one of the contestants keeps painting the walls grey, but I always think it looks too dark! Your shade is perfect. :)

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  34. Love that table! And the stain is awesome. You are cracking me up about tomorrow - I mentioned something about it and had people ask if I was pregnant lol! What is the deal with that? I can't get excited about anything without someone assuming that's the reason!

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  37. I love how your craft room kind of matches Ike so far! :)

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  38. Love the table! That stain is gorgeous!

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  39. This table is AMAZING. I love the stain color on top. great work. And now I want to find something to stain accordingly.

    My only concern. Where is the space for me? Nate - another table. Pronto.

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  40. Hi Kristel!
    You and your husband need to see this DIY cutting table (cheap and with a lot of storage!):
    http://mimigoodwin.blogspot.pt/2013/03/my-perfect-diy-cutting-table.html
    Like your sewing table very much!!!
    Kisses from Portugal!

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