Kitchen Landing Table

When someone hands me a free piece of furniture, it’s hard to say no. Even if it’s something I don’t need… like another sewing machine table… cause, ya know, I still don’t sew.

But with the legs on this piece, it was love at first sight. So now just to remove that pesky sewing machine…

before sewing table makeoverI want to know how it can be held in with only 4 screws? Seriously, that sewing machine was a beast. But once that was done all I had to do was cut out the wiring. Easy peasy.

sewing table make overSo my first thought was to paint it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White. But I’ve been doing a lot of projects in this color recently (great room end table, distressed desk, stenciled stools). So then I decided to kick it up a notch…

sewing table makeover chalk paintSome Modern Masters shimmer metallic paint in Snowflake.

modern masters table makeoverThen that inspired me to get some new hardware, crystal and gold knobs to match the gold tipped legs.

kitchen accent table hardwareAnd here’s the before & after…

before and after sewing tableIt’s amazing what a coat of paint and some new hardware can do!

old sewing table makeoverSince this is going just a few short steps from our garage entrance into our kitchen, I thought this piece would make a perfect Landing Table… you know, a place to put our keys, my purse, the mail, and little odds and ends.

white foyer table makeoverPlus it has a little drawer for extra storage. Who knew a sewing table could work so well in this space?

The KEYS sign and knobs are from Hobby Lobby, and the rope vase I showed you earlier this week.

sewing table turned end tableAnd here’s a view from the kitchen staring towards the garage door. Yes, this seems like a VERY WHITE area. I need some color on the walls. Like immediately. But it’s a lot to paint. And I’m just not ready for commitment like that.

kitchen accent table makeoverWell since I had all of my furniture paints in my basement workshop and the table was free, all I needed to buy were the new knobs. Less than a $15 project.

modern masters table makeoverAnd I have a wonderful new recycled piece with an amazing pair of legs.

kitchen landing center



Stenciled Stools

Last week I was trying to find some additional seating for my daughter’s bedroom to sit in front of the stage, but everything in stores seemed to be like $50… each. Yeah, not gonna happen.

stenciled blue and pink stoolsThen I spotted these little stools for $13 from Ross Dress for Less totally out of the blue. Nothing a little coat of paint can’t fix to match her bedroom color scheme.

before stenciled stoolsI decided to use paint I had on hand: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and CC Caldwell’s paint in Memphis Blue.

chalk paint stenciled stoolsI wanted to kick them up a notch so I decided to stencil the tops. The stencil seen below is actually scrapbook paper from Michael’s. I scooped up this sheet about a year ago and finally put it to good use.

stenciled stool tutorialI just laid the scrapbook paper on top of the stool, held it in place with my fingers, and used a trim roller to add the paint.

stenciled stools with scrapbook paperOnce it was dry I added some pink stripes around the edge with a small brush. I didn’t try to be perfect, just let the paint flow….

painted stenciled stoolsMostly because I knew I would distress the entire stool with my sanding block. Since these stools will be in my kid’s room, I know they’re going to get banged up in no time. Why not help start the process.

distressed stenciled stoolsAnd the stools are complete! Great to place on her stage while she’s strumming her guitar or acting out a play, or just extra seating for her audience.

stenciled chalk paint stools


chalk paint stenciled stool

stenciled blue and pink stoolsAnd in case you missed it,
check out my daughter’s bedroom makeover or stage tutorial!

bedroom stage kids bedroom

chalk paint stenciled stool tutorial