We bought our 2 bedroom condo with no intentions of still living in it when we had kids but we knew if we had to we’d make it work. Now here we are 4 years later with a new baby and no plans on moving out any time soon. We’ve made our small space work really well for us. We live a really minimalist life, which helps!
With the addition of our little boy came the subtraction of our office. We kept a futon, a rug, some shelves and a desk in it. It wasn’t anything crazy. Now we occupy that room! So I wanted to make a space where I can escape to at nap time. A place hidden from the chaos of new baby life where I can close the door and work.
When I went to my husband and expressed my desire for my own space, he let me know he was already thinking about just that and asked me my thoughts on sewing leg tables. Yup. Like VINTAGE Singer sewing machine table legs. With a slab of reclaimed wood. My immediate answer? YES! A hundred times yes. So he did it for me! He went on Kijiji and scored a machine with the legs and took off the machine part and re-sold that on Kijiji and kept the legs. After that it was a simple case of deciding how long and deep we wanted the desk to me, staining it, and attaching the top. BOOM. Done!
I love it even with the original sewing machine top! I would have loved to give it a whirl before it was dismantled!
My husband found this board at the cottage. It’s GORGEOUS and so much thicker than the picture makes it seem.
Check out that corner of our bedroom before. Not much to look at is it!? Pretty bare bones.
Like that little scrappy garland? Find out how to make your own here!
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