For Christmas, I wanted a new sewing table. For years, I have used an old computer desk and it was just no good. I wanted the bed of my sewing machine to be level with the table top to make sewing easier. I looked for a premade table to purchase and, oh boy, were they expensive! Even the used tables were outrageous! Way more money than I wanted to spend. (I prefer to spend my money on stitching supplies and quilt fabric.)
Then, I had the brilliant idea to search the web for plans on how to make my own table. And, voila! I found numerous tutorials on how to make your own custom sewing table. I ended up using the easy to follow instructions of the Blue Dinosaurs blog. She uses an Ikea INGO table and a few simple supplies found at your local hardware store. As luck would have it, there is an Ikea store just down the road from me.
So, I did what any self-respecting grown woman would do – I begged and pleaded with my wonderful husband to make this project for me. And he said yes! Did I say how wonderful he is? He even went to Ikea without me to buy the table. And words cannot describe how much he dislikes that store. He is a great guy, isn’t he?
This is the result.
Isn’t it beautiful? I love it! It still needs a little sanding and eventually I will paint it a pretty color.
I can’t wait to use it!
Here is the link to the instructions: