Inherited sewing table…

I was wondering what to blog about, I’ve been busy sorting out my ‘makes’ for my Etsy shop and making more baby bunting for newborns. So I hadn’t anything new to write about, but whilst sitting at my laptop I cast my eyes around the sitting room and noticed my sewing table, I actually use it as a sewing table now, it’s on casters so can be moved if necessarily and is great to have by my side when using my sewing machine.

My husband’s grandmother was a great seamstress and when she sadly died I inherited her treadle sewing machine and this sewing table.
The sewing table had a nasty scratch across the top and so my husband permitted me to ‘enhance’ it!

At the time my sitting room was rather boldly decorated in a deep turquoise blue with green carpet and sofa.  My curtains at the time were not lined and when the sun shone through in the morning it did rather appear as if we were under water….

I was just looking through my photo’s to find one of the walls and found this, with the said sewing table (this was taken a long time ago but my daughter still plays the violin. Blue and Green room.jpg

I distinctly remember thinking about how I was going to decorate the table. I didn’t want to go my usual flowery route. Even though it was mine to use I respected the fact that it was my husband’s family furniture.

So I decided to go geometric. I used a ball point pen and rule to draw the grid, pressing quite hard to make a little indentation.

I had intended to stain the pattern with inks (which was why I wanted the indentation) but started colouring in the shapes with crayons, I rather liked the effect and decided to keep it.

I kept to a very restricted palette – just green and navy blue.


I then varnished it and that was it done.
My husband still says he thinks it’s one of his favourite of my ‘decorations’. I noticed recently that it’s getting scratched again… this time I’ll just stain the scratches and leave it alone.
Thanks for reading

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About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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2 Responses to Inherited sewing table…

  1. janonlife says:

    I’d never have thought of that in a million years. You’re so original! The effect is stunning. Thanks for sharing it.

    Liked by 1 person

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