August 30, 2010

My new sewing desk!

Its done! I put a lot of elbow grease into this desk. Ok, and my husband too (thanks hun!). I love how it turned out! The nastyness that was removing the really old lacquer was so worth it!

$50 Craigslist Table

$20 Supplies

Tons of hardwork = Priceless

Behold the new 7 foot long sewing desk now located in my new craft room. Plus it has extra storage space to share, for me to grow my fabric collection 😉


because I am refinishing a new sewing table!

I feel in love with a solid wood desk I found on craigslist, for $50 no less! Not that my old sewing table, but it was quite tiny and would always cause me troubles for layout my fabric or work.

My new table has a tabletop that is 7 feet by 4 feet – plenty of space for my projects!

I decided to try my had at refinishing. Man, did I not realized what I got myself into.

All the steps of removing lacquer, removing original stain, sanding, applying new stain, and then sealing. UGH. I keep reminding me of my end result, a massively awesome new sewing table! I must repeat that in my head as I have another good 3 hours of lacquer removal. Wish me luck!

Here are some before and in-progress pictures.


I want to finish this desk ASAP so I can get back to sewing. Plus I am sure my hubs would like his garage back, too.