Sunday, May 15, 2022

How I Made a Work Station

Hi friends!

Our Craft Show at the Garden Tour

last weekend was a great success !

My friend Jeanne was in the booth next to mine.

She makes beautiful jewelry.

We were both busy start to finish!

After we were cleaning up, we had a chance to talk.

She had a couple of great ideas I plan to use

for my next show.

I thought I would share with you.

She uses a Rubbermaid box with drawers-

on top of her table-as a riser for displays and to store things.

I just found this guy at the thrift shop!

It's made from mahogany.

An end table or sewing table.

The drawers are nice and deep.

I can store my phone, receipt book and pen, 

cash and my credit card reader inside.

So I don't have to disappear under the table cloth!

I flipped it over and found it would be vert easy to remove

the pedestal base.

The base was attached with 4 flat head screws.

I just used wood filler on the holes and sanded the area.

Some veneer needed to be fixed.

I used wood glue and some clamps.

We just love, CITRISTRIP- Stripping gel!

It works great on small or large projects.

It will remove all that old crackling finish without sanding.

It is so easy to use and has a pleasant smell.

 Brush on a small area, after a few moments

remove with a plastic scraper or credit card.

Wipe with clean cloth and stain!

I love one step Briwax! Dark Brown -my favorite.

I put the old hardware back for now!

I'm very happy with how it turned out!

This piece will make the perfect tabletop desk at my next

craft show!

I will be able to use the drawers for my receipt book

and all kinds of stuff.

The drawers will be facing me and the back will be seen by others.

For now, I have it on my craft table.

Thank you for stopping by!

I appreciate you so much :)

xo Lisa S


  1. What a great idea! Much better than rubbermaid.

    1. Thanks Jenny! I'm excited to use it at the next sale. I forgot to say that it is surprisingly lightweight too-
      I appreciate your encouraging words.
      xo Lisa S

  2. Looks so much nicer than a Rubbermaid. Visiting you from the wonderful Wednesday link up

    1. Lauren, Thank you so much! I'm so glad you came to visit :)
      xo Lisa S

  3. That looks fantastic and useful too.
    Great repurposing idea. I will be keeping an eye out for one.

  4. What a great idea! It will look nice as part of your display, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty!

    1. Lydia, Thank you. I'm looking forward to trying it out.
      xo Lisa S

  5. Congratulations on your successful show! The table makeover looks great and how you plan to use it is a very clever idea. Thank you for linking up at "Happiness is Homemade."