Thursday, January 22, 2015
Junkin Sewing Table & Rock Top for my Big Shot
I have been STALKING the furniture section at the second hand store for weeks, months even! I really wanted a smaller table to keep my Big Shot on & out all the time. I have it on a shelf now and I think it's quite the PITA to have to pull it out and plug it in before use.
Now, my BIG SHOT is on it's last legs...I keep expecting it to die soon since we took it apart about a year ago to get it working again. I'd have already purchased a Vagabond, but they had similar reports about them breaking on Amazon. I guess I'll just wait until mine officially croaks....
Not to bitch, but is there any good reason we can't have some kind of good die cutting machine that is electric, can be easily opened & repaired, and a have a good warranty & customer support? Now, I can honestly say that both machines are quite adorable...so I'd be willing to take something less pink for better working! I'd also pay more...anyone know anyone at Sizzix?
Anyhow, my point is that the table will likely outlast what is being stored on it, but that is OK. When you have a granite top....and a sewing table that is quite sturdy...I suppose it's to be expected.
The table itself has had the sewing machine removed already. Since I was only looking for the table itself, that was a big plus. $10 later and it was in my car! Of course that table is getting painted black and distressed....it has to match! ;-)
The top was a steal earlier in the summer for $4. I believe the red gems in the granite are garnet, which makes it super cool to me. Since the top is an odd shape, I have to get it cut to size at a kitchen place. Hoping it stays in one piece! THE MAN tells me that the double top of the sewing machine table will work well to inset the stone into.
Check out pretty hand painted plate and crazy peacock...those were at the second hand store today too. Yes, I actually paid money for that crazy bird......
Wish me luck! That rock goes under the knife I mean blade on Monday!