Now: A compact desk with extending table, perfect for the lazy person (that would be me) who wants to sit in her comfy chair with a cup of coffee and read her blogs every morning.
Here's how I did it:
I purchased a sewing table at a local flea market for $10. I loved the clean lines of it and how it would extend out, and fold up for compact storage. For the price, I figured I couldn't go wrong. I stripped all the old hardware off and took out the sewing machine (a lovely shade of green).
I wanted the table to be able to swing around in front of the chair I sit in each morning with my coffee reading, so I can work on my computer without having to get up. (Lazy, I know.) So, I cut off the old metal legs and added wheels.
Next, I stripped the table down to the bare wood, and after testing a stain on the wood, I found the wood wasn't the best quality and the stain didn't look good. So, I decided to paint it. I used multiple shades of browns, with a hint of burnt orange and mustard yellow and achieved a faux woodgrain.
After the painting was all done, I added vintage wallpaper from a great old sample wallpaper book I found in an antique store. I love the character this adds!
This is the view from my chair.
Now, all finished. I can store the computer away in the desk when it's not in use and extend the table and get to work without having to get out of my comfy chair.