I had one of those heart fluttery moments when I saw this small 60's kitchen table sitting among the outside lots at our local auction.
Definitely wasn't looking for a table, but love its simple shape and the patterned formica top...
and best of all I love the clever little spring locking system for the table flap.
I really wanted it. Unfortunately someone else really wanted it too, so it cost me £28 in the end which was a tad more than I'd budgeted for, but I wasn't about to let it slip away.
I think it's fair to say my other half didn't have a heart fluttery moment when he saw it...
I'm still trying to convince him it's a perfect replacement for the toaster + stuff-you-don't-know-what-to-do-with table, in the kitchen. Not quite there yet if I'm honest, so, trying to win him round by pointing out its practical, easy-wipe qualities, and the fact there's more room for stuff... Space for my sewing machine too, which is a bonus, because as much as I love my decoupage trolley, I can't tuck my legs under it, and have to sit in a rather awkward, skewed position to sew which is bally uncomfortable.
So, one in, one out...hopefully.
I'm getting rid of this Ikea kid's table and chairs set. It is no longer used for its intended purpose, and is now more likely to be part of a barricade or found upside down in some elaborate trap.
Before the table gets completely trashed I thought I'd give it a quick makeover and sell it at the Christmas fair in Hereford.
This Miffy book was a 60p charity shop find, and luckily there were just enough pages to cover the top. The prep took a while but the paper's good and thick, and the sticking was way less nerve-wracking than using thin comics or wispy napkins.
I used ordinary pva glue and gently rubbed kitchen roll over the pictures to smooth out any air bubbles. There are 5 coats of clear varnish over the top as I figure it's going to need it. Now I'm thinking I quite like the table....which is always my problem!
Linking up (a little late) with Liz's Magpie Monday