Unwanted sewing table turned into front porch planter
I am always seeing old sewing machine tables at thrift stores and in the classifieds. I guess people are using them less now that machines are more portable and storable.... Anyways, I found this table at the thrift shop for $25 and gave it a makeover. I wanted a pop of color on my front porch and this little table did just that.
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Paint first layer of chalk paint...
(I used my own recipe and will add it to my projects, so check back soon.)
Usually when you are painting a piece to distress it, you start with the darker color and then paint the second coat in a lighter color. I did the opposite and painted the lighter color first.
Time to stencil. I downloaded a free printable graphic from The Graphics Fairy, then used my Tracer Projector to project the image onto the door of the table. Next trace the outline with a pencil.
I then took some craft paint and a small brush and filled in the outline.
* There are may ways to transfer graphics onto furniture. A quick Google search will lead you right to them.
After stenciling, seal the entire piece with polycrylic to protect it from water damage. Finish by adding your favorite flowers.
There you have it, before and after - Sewing table turned Planter.
With paint, supplies and table the entire project cost me $35.
I would love to see if anyone does this project, please share if you do.