Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Creating a Helper Table

Recently I've seen work tables at World Market and other shops
that serve as helpers in studios, sewing rooms, laundry's etc.

So I got the idea I could use one in my studio to move around where needed
 to hold items I am working on at the moment.

I happened to already have this vintage table in my stash.
It was the right height with a bottom shelf
and the perfect size to meet my idea.

As you can see, I was so excited to start redesigning
this table, I forgot to take a snap before I applied the first coat of modpodge.
But you get the idea how it looked before I started.


Brushing on the modpodge to the top shelf.



Once this step was complete, I applied
pretty papers to the top in a pleasing pattern overlapping
in a collage fashion.

The papers were a mix of sheet music, roses, French Script and postage stamps.


I like to use a roller to press out the air bubbles to get a smooth flat surface
when dry.


To the bottom shelf I painted it black, then distressed the edges
and gave it a coat of water based varnish to seal and protect the surface.

To the top I sealed over the papers with more of the modpodge.

Notice the little scrolls all around the sides of this vintage treasure.
Decided to paint those black to complete the look.

Love the scalloped edge around the top. 
Perfect to add a piece of acrylic glass easily cut from Lowe's or Home Depot.
Just take in your exact measurements and they will cut the size you need.
I have done this for trays and it works great.

Now this little helper is ready to hold goodies for display when not working~


or treasures I am working on currently.




However this helper table needed one more thing to make it perfect.
Wheels on the little legs.

So my Mr. CMDesign added these white casters to the legs.
Now I can move this little helper anywhere
 needed to hold whatever I am working on, serving, or displaying.

Creating a Helper Table
was as close as my stash of treasures!


Could you use a helper table on wheels?

Thank you for stopping by.
I love your visits and your comments are always welcome.

See you soon.

Make it a perfect day.

Celestina Marie





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