Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Tale of Three Transformations

Here's a story, about a lovely table, who was painted and sanded three times. She started as a plain, sewing table and was given a coat of paint before I got a hold of her.

Then, I transformed her into a changing table. View the entire story HERE.

But then my baby became a toddler and outgrew it. So the lovely table sat in my garage waiting for something to happen. And then it hit me. Make a planter!

How-To Create a Planter Out of a Sewing Table

Step One: Remove the top of the sewing table- the part that lifts open to reveal the hole.

Step Two: Attach a basket or something to give the hole a base. Cover the basket with a semi-porous covering. I used these natural coco basket liners that were on clearance at Wal-Mart.

Step Three: Remove the hardware and fill in the holes with wood filler. Then spray paint the table a bright new color!

Step Four: Plant beautiful flowers/shrubs/plants in the table's opening

Step Five: Accessorize!

As Debbie from I Do Designs said, "Girlfriend you need to get yourself a Cricket!" I know, I do! But since I don't have one just yet, here's the technique I use.

I printed the letters off my computer and traced them onto a fun paper and cut out. I then mod podged those letters onto the front of my table.


Close-up on the letters

I think it makes the front of my house just a little bit happier and more inviting!


  1. Wow! That would have never HIT me:) Great idea!

  2. I love your blog! SO cute! I would LOVE love LOVE to be added to your blog list... you are already on mine!! :)

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  3. wow what a life this sewing stand has had! i actually love it in the turquoise too :)

  4. Oh my heck! Love this. You are so freaking brilliant.

  5. You could bring it inside in the winter and have a nice house plant. Then set it out again next spring.

  6. This summer I'm using it as a planter box for herbs!

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  9. I like to look at such reincarnations of home interiors. You are brilliant, even I was struck by the history of this object of decoration for the facade. And now I need to find a good service where I can buy book reviews


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