Monday, December 1, 2008

Behold the Almighty Table.

I feel like I've been waiting a lifetime for this wondrous piece of sewing furniture. I'll admit it's only been about 4 - 5 months since I first spotted it, but it has felt like forever. I originally found it on Walmart's website for about a hundred dollars. Unfortunately shipping & handling was somewhere in the range of 30 dollars, which is what kept me from acquiring it for so long. In the meantime, I purchased a "vintage" desk and matching swivel chair from a consignment shop in town that was going out of business. The desk was a bit roughed up... it's definitely got some history. But for 45 bucks, I planned on making that my project, my second hobby, my baby. We bought a sander at the local hardware store and I got to work on it one night. Do you any of you realize how hard it is to sand something with that many layers of finish on it? Holy Moly is all I have to say. Since we moved a few weeks ago, my "baby" has been on the back burner for sure. Cory tried to talk me into getting rid of it, while we cleaned our garage last week, but I wouldn't budge. Which is what forced him to spill his guts about the sewing table he had bought for me! He put it together tonight and it is sooooo absolutely stunning. If this doesn't get me motivated to finish my Christmas sewing, then I don't know what will!

And now I present to you, the Sauder Sewing and Craft Table, Cottage Home Collection:

Anyone interested in purchasing a partially sanded vintage desk with matching swivel chair??


MissBillie said...

you're a very lucky girl!!! I can't wait to see it in person!

Christy said...

Beat the heck out of my $15 Goodwill desk! I'm so jealous. :)