I’ve been really enjoying making jewellery and I’m passionate about continuing my hobby, so I have slowly started buying bits and bobs online and at car boot sales. I brought an amazing Dremel tool with brand new accessories for only £15 at the car boot last week and this was definitely the bargain of my life haha.
Anyway getting back on track, I was given an old pub table for free! Which was very handy and I decided this would become my jewellers table, as they are expensive to buy and I love a challenge. See my step by step guide /progress below
Step one – Find a suitable table – my table dimensions were – 122cm x 68cm and don’t forget to clean it! Mine had a few surprises, mainly dead spiders it wasn’t pretty!!
Step two – Create a semi-circle, I nailed a small baton of wood to my table to draw the correct size circle the dimensions I used were 54cm x 15cm. I used a jigsaw and cut the semi-circle out the best I could with a little help from my handy dad.
Step three – I dismantle the table and used an electric sander to take off the nasty dark varnish and give the table a modern / country look.
Step four – I waxed the table as I knew paint wouldn’t last 5 minutes.
Step five – I coated the table legs in two coats of white primer and finished them with 2 coats of cream gloss for protection. I tried to create a high quality finish as I wanted the table to look nice as I do have to look at it every day.
Step six – I then added a couple of wooden batons to give the table a little more height and make it a lot more sturdy, as making jewellery on a wobbly table would be no fun!
Step seven – I screwed the table back together and painted the wooden batons. Next I added a mini clamp to the left side and I will eventually be adding a large clamp for the right hand side.
Step eight – I added an old shelf which lucky fitted the length of the table perfectly. I thought it was important to add a shelf to give storage and I will drill a few holes to hang my files through. I painted the shelf with primer and gloss so it matched the table legs as I do like things to match!
The table is not yet finished I have just ordered an anvil and peg to attach to the middle of my semi-circle, it is definitely a work in progress. I will update you when all my gadgets are set up. If you have any questions I would be happy to help and would love any suggestions to improve the table 🙂