Project Workstation

This project was created out of necessity as I needed an official workstation. My dad had a couple sentimental items in his house that were his mom’s and he kindly let me update and use them.


This table is from his childhood in the forties and I can only assume it was also around long before that. If you ask my dad or any of his siblings, they each have many stories involving this table. It was used to cool cookies and peanut brittle, roll dough, and do homework and other projects.

The table was born to work and I plan to carry on the tradition. I did feel the need to update it though as the vintage, distressed look is normally great, but this table just didn’t have that feel.

While I know that sanding is the ideal first step in a project like this, I was honest with myself from the start. That was not going to happen. So, I went to Lowes and made instant friends with this..


Note the “Sticks to all surfaces without sanding” claim.

I did two coats of it and then painted two final coats of white paint. It’s not perfect but I like it that way.

He also gave me a chair that has been passed around in the family.


I did the same thing to it, two coats of primer and two coats of paint.

I popped out the cushion.


Than I replaced the cushion part with a cutout from a new mattress foam topper that I recently bought but didn’t like. I used two layers of it and covered it with a new fabric by folding it over and then stapled it down.



Then I used a strip of the same fabric and sealed it to the front of the drawer with Mod Podge. Then I (my husband) replaced the handle with an updated one.


I painted the inside of the drawer pale gray just for fun.


Then I found a new home for it.




I love the history of this table and all that was accomplished with it.

I look forward to creating tomorrow’s history with it now.


31 thoughts on “Project Workstation

  1. It’s a beautiful day to go to the beach but you so inspired me that I’ll have to stay home and create something.

    • Thank you! I love those crosses too! I found them at a thrift store, i think. I got four of them…they each have a different word in spanish on them….salud, amor, and i forget the other two b/c i can’t find them! πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you very much Jill, I was just thinking of doing that myself with that table, which usually had something good to eat, first come first served!

  3. Jill, how do you continue to impress me with your creativity?! This is awesome and the best part is how far this table has traveled to get to you . Love it !

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