I painted it with exterior paint to match our chicken coop, and we used it for a table to hold supplies when we did chores.
But I needed a small ironing board near my sewing machine so I brought it in, repainted it, and covered it with a scrap of ironing board material. It worked great for small seams when sewing or quilting. (Of course, I went back to Habitat for Humanity to purchase another table that I repurposed.)
After buying an embroidery machine this year, I was constantly looking for more space to hoop my projects and this little table (14 1/2 x 19 1/2) just didn’t have enough surface work area.
My husband bought a piece of 1/2″ plywood, attached it to the top of the TV tray (from the bottom) and now I have a work surface measuring 19 x 28. (When determining the size, we made sure it could still fold up and be stored.) I painted it white to match the rest of my furniture and then covered it with a larger piece of ironing board material.
It now makes a nice ironing board and embroidery work surface.
If I can’t garden when winter approaches, I can still find endless challenges sewing, serging, quilting and embroidering. 🙂
The sewing table is from JoAnn’s, and it holds the sewing machine and the serger on an extension arm. The embroidery table is actually an old computer table from Habitat for Humanity. I paid $35 for the wood table, my husband cut a few inches off, and I painted it. It is a solid piece that works well for the constant movement of the embroidery machine.