I had to write a quick post to share my very FIRST cutting table ever! Who knew a potting bench could make a perfect cutting table?! For those of you who have been following me for a while, you may recognize photos similar to the following where I used to do all of my fabric cutting on the floor:
Alas, no more Paige butts on my cutting mat! (no offense Paige)
My new cutting view…ta-dahh!
My new cutting table is a sturdy potting bench made of reclaimed cedar fencing.
I was looking on my local Craiglist and stumbled upon some awesome potting benches that eventually led me to this website: http://fenceboardfurniture.com/
I contacted Harold, the owner, and asked if he could make me a potting bench that was at least 28″ deep (to fit my cutting mat) and 35-36″ high, which is a good cutting height for me while standing. If you look at his website, he has so many fun potting benches to choose from! Harold custom made me this bench within a week and delivered it (from Lakewood, WA to Seattle, WA) for $200 total. An amazing deal! The surface of the bench was sanded to be smooth and leveled, perfect for my cutting mat. I highly recommend ordering a potting bench from Harold if you happen to be in Washington. He was quick, the workmanship is very high quality and sturdy, he rounded all the corners leaving no jagged edges, and it was no doubt worth the money. Harold is also up for the challenge if you have something custom in mind. I am a very happy customer!
Here it is when it first arrived…it felt massive in our living room but my husband and I were able to maneuver it into my sewing room, thank goodness!
I really like how this cutting table keeps all my sharp cutting tools high up and away from my little ones.
It has a nice top shelf for displaying my antiquey stuff. 🙂 I hope to eventually decorate the wall behind it with some vintage dishes.
Here’s a side view. The depth overall is about 30″.
I couldn’t end this post without a peek at my stash 🙂
And here’s the other side of my sewing room. I use a Pfaff Grand Quilter – it has no bells and wistles, just simple straight stitching. I’ve had it for about 10 years now and it’s a work horse. In other words, I LOVE it. To the left of it is my fabric collection, High Tea. 🙂 I will need to make room for collection #2 soon! 🙂
oh yes, and those are my boyz…
Say hello to Daryl, Jamie and Jax. Their favorite pass time is to watch me sew, obviously. And as you can see, they take guarding my stash quite seriously.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I promised to share details of my new cutting table after I shared a photo of it on Instagram. Let me know if you have any questions. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!