I took a break from sewing/crocheting/etc. last weekend to work on an unusual-for-me but related project: a custom cutting table! I’m slowly planning my sewing space in our evolving basement and I can’t wait to have some flat surfaces to stash all my stuff. My dining table (and husband) will thank me when it’s all done 🙂
Imagine those on this (use your imagination with the scale!):
My sister, whose eye I trust more than my own when it comes to artsy things (hi, Alana!), suffered through a trip to the HD with me pick out paint. I was envisioning a fun color in a darker range so that I could play around with pops of other colors in the space without it feeling too crazy. She convinced me to try something a little more interesting. Two quarts of high gloss, two sample pots, and one can of Polycrylic later, here’s (roughly) what we came up with:
I’ll update with the actual color names when the table is finished. Since so little is needed for the legs I opted for a sample pot of the darker shade, and a purple to use as an accent, which only comes in flat. Since I want it to feel all shiny and new, I’ll finish any items in those colors with a clear gloss spray. I still need to get a door to use as the top, which will also be painted white.
This would be finished sooner, but I got distracted from my distraction and sewed my first purse over the last couple days! I love it and will for sure have to post about it soon. Hopefully not too long after that I’ll have the completed table to share.
(I think I need a killer sign-off phrase, as I never know how to end my posts. Think Robin Scherbatsky would mind if I borrowed hers? “May the road ahead be lit with dreams and tomorrows. Which are lit with dreams, also.” Open to suggestions!)