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May 24, 2013

A Sewing Table. Niciak.


So first thing first: this is a prototype and yes, I've found photo in my lately most favourite book. ;)

A prototype means this table will stay with me, just like every miniature made by me and  called by me this way.;)

So the real table is from XIX century, I changed the shape of slat between the legs and needed to invent the interior of the table as it wasn't shown on the picture.

The making of this table taught me a lot. I had some problems where I thought they might had been and where I didn't expect them at all! For example the table top was re-painted several times as I was not happy with the result...  Hard even to say I am happy with it now but since it will stay with me I may say I like it.;)

I tried several new things here too. Made the box of the table using dovetail joints - of course I didn't take any pictures during the making but if you look closer you will see it I think.
Again I tried to make carvings - I still must practice a LOT to achieve the results I would simply like.:)
And I need to find out how to hide the hinges in such a small piece so that all sides of the table would look equally charming.:)

Anyway here is my first ever sewing table. Hope you will like it! Please let me know what you think of it!






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Niciak, czyli stół do szycia, popularny w XIX wieku stolik ze skrytką na igły, nici i takie tam. Ten jest prototypem - co oznacza, że zostanie ze mną. I oczywiście powstał na podstawie zdjęcia z mojej ulubionej ostatnio książki.:)
Zbudowanie tego stolika dużo mnie nauczyło. Miałam parę dylematów tam gdzie myślałam, że będą i tam gdzie się ich w ogóle nie spodziewałam, np.: przemalowywałam blat dobrych parę razy - zdzierając farbę do surowego drewna, bo nie byłam zadowolona z rezultatu. Teraz też nie jestem, ale skoro stolik ze mną zostaje to...może być. ;)
Spróbowałam paru nowych rzeczy: skrzynka pod blatem została połączona złączami wczepowymi. Oczywiście nie zrobiłam zdjęć w trakcie pracy, ale jak się dobrze przyjrzycie to pewnie je zobaczycie.;)
Znów popróbowałam snycerki, ale tu jeszcze długa droga przede mną do takiego rezultatu jakbym chciała. No i muszę znaleźć sposób ukrycia zawiasów, żeby każda strona tak małego mebla była równie czarująca.;)
Tak czy siak oto rezultat. Mam nadzieję, że się Wam spodoba!

60 comments:

Drora's minimundo said...

Wow Ewa! You managed to achieve an antique looking, beautiful piece. I love it just the way it is.
Hugs, Drora

Madelaine said...

Jest przepiękny, cóż pisać więcej :)

La Belle Brigante said...

I love your first sewingtable, I love the dark color, it looks like it is very old.

Audra said...

Beautiful! Love the details!!

aszeko said...

Oczywiście, że się podoba! :)

Giac said...

Hello Ewa,
I am in great awe of your work. This table is just ebautiful. The detail is exquisite and the finish is gorgeous. I just love it!
Escellent work my friend.
Big hug,
Giac

17-17 said...

Oh, chciałabym taki!! te przegródeczki, delikatne nóżki, wspaniale Ewa!

CWPoppets said...

I like this table a lot. As you put so much work and effort in it may I suggest that you don't paint the wood but stain and varnish it?
Thanks for the well wishes.
Christine

BiWuBär said...

You've done magic again - what a beautiful piece. Especially breathtaking when open. Great job and I hope that your prototype will have many offsprings... ;O)

Hugs
Birgit

Wyrna Christensen said...

I am impressed and thought you did a really good job here. The legs is fine and slender and fit so well to the table. I love the table hides so many rooms. It's like boxes in a table.
That desk I would also keep for myself.
well done
Hugs
Wyrna

Yolanda Morán said...

ha quedado genial, una maravilla, ahora solo le falta llenarla.
Un abrazo.
Yolanda.

Linda said...

This piece is gorgeous!

Maria Ireland said...

Wow I love your sewing table it is gorgeous. The inside is amazing. Fantastic job.
Hugs Maria

Efa said...

Zdolniacha! Przepiękna robota! Uwielbiam patrzeć na twoje dzieła i szczerze tęsknię za czasem na blogowanie, żeby tu zaglądać częściej. A próbowałaś ukryć zawiasy warstwą okleiny (czy jak to się nazywa... jak na kanty stołów, półek...brak mi polskich słów hehe) Ja czasem zakrywam materiałem albo papierem (całą powierzchnię wtedy nie tylko same zawiasy czy co tam mi przeszkadza:P) Choć osobiście lubię widzieć zawiasy i inne cząsteczki:P

Ilona said...

Hi Ewa, your sewing table is gorgeous, it really has an antique look. The compartments in your table are such a great find! Those carvings are well done and as you say you need to practise.....ah well, we all have to do a lot of practising when it comes to making miniatures :D!!
Warm hugs, Ilona

Lil said...

I think it is beautiful!

Lil on Lilsdolls

Daydreamer said...

OOOOH Ewa! It is Gorgeous! I LOVE the carving you did... and the overall design is so delicate and graceful! I have been thinking about how to make a sewing table for my Tree House...! I don't think I will be trying dovetails! :) You are making awesome progress on your cabinetry skills!!! I am so very impressed with what you are making!!!

Pippibär said...

I have an similarly sewing table in real. It is one of those pieces in my home I never ever wanna loose!
You did a fantastic job with it
Hugs Melli

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Drora! Happy you like it! :)
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Dzięki Madelaine! Bardzo się cieszę, że Ci się podoba! :)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Margot! This is what I wanted to achieve.:)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Audra! happy you like it!

The Old Maid said...

Serdeczne dzięki Aszeko!:):)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very much Giac! It means a lot!
Big hug back

The Old Maid said...

Dzięki Magdo! No wiesz muszę jeszcze poprawić parę drobiazgów i możemy porozmawiać o stoliku dla Ciebie.:)
Uściski

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Christine!
I am painting the wood a bit as I want it to be dark and then I put schellac - a kind of natural varnish but I know I must find another way of darkening wood so either I will try to stain it as you suggested or use wax for wood.
Thank you again for the tip!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Hahaha Brigit!!! I hope for offsprings too!
Thank you very much dear Friend!
Hugs and kisses

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Wyrna! I like these legs too.;) I hope to make a really good sewing table next time and offer it for sale or something like that.:)
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Muchas gracias Yolanda! Happy you like it!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very much Linda! Happy you like it!

The Old Maid said...

Happy you like it Maria!!! Thank you so so much!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Efcia welcome back! ;) Cieszę się, że Ci się podoba! Tak, myślę o okleinie i myślę, tylko się jakoś nie mogę wybrać do sklepu i obejrzeć.;) Ale po tym doświadczeniu chyba w końcu zdecyduję się na taką próbę.:) Serdeczne dzięki za poradę!
Uściski dla Ciebie i całej Rodzinki!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very very much Ilona!
So happy you like it! It means a lot as you know I admire your works!:):)
Yes they say practice makes perfect...well I have a lot to practice yet.;)
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very much Lil! Happy you like it!

The Old Maid said...

Betsy!!! A sewing table for your Tree House?!?! I can't even think of making something so so so small! BUT I know You will make it just PERFECT!!!!
Thank you so much!!

The Old Maid said...

Oh you are a lucky one Melli to have a piece like that home! It must be a treasure and I believe you wouldn;t like to part with it.:)
Thank you so much! Happy you like it!
Hugs

Fabiola said...

I like the antique look of your sewing table.
I hope to see it with accessories.
Bye, Faby

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Ewa! I think that you did a really good job of the sewing table and I really admire it! I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, but I love the tiny items that compose a sewing basket and anything that is connected to needlework in miniature! I do hope that you will make more of these delightful little tables so that others can have them in their collections too!

elizabeth

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Faby! I am not sure about the accessories yet, but I thought about it too!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very much Elizabeth! I do think of making more of these, only need to figure out some issues so that it would be a good piece in my opinion.;)
Hugs

John said...

Beautiful! I'm very impressed by how you hid the hinges and all those small compartments are just mind blowing. Superb!

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Te ha quedado genial, como dices, las bisagras un poco más pequeñas, feliz fin de semana:)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much John! Still need some practice with this hinges to hide.;)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Rosa M!!! Happy you like it! Yes, you are right about the hinges!

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Ewa, what an amazing piece you've made! So detailed and I love how the top of the table looks like! Mini hugs, Natalia

Ascension said...

Ewa has hecho una pieza preciosa, me encanta el acabado que has conseguido.
besitos ascension

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Natalia! Happy you like it!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Muchisimas gracias Ascension! Happy you like it! :) :)
Hugs and kisses

Margaret said...

It is beautiful Ewa, I haven't read all the other comments, but it so happens I am currently building a sewing table from a kit I bought at the recent Fair. It has pin joints for the lid which should be barely visible when finished. Unfortunately I broke a tiny piece while putting it together, then lost the piece so I have to work out what to do before I can continue. I will show it when finished but I thought the tiny pins were a good solution to the usual hinges.

The Old Maid said...

Oh, wow! Thank you Margaret! Will need to figure it out how to make them. It seems to be a good solution!
Can't wait to see yours! :):)
Hugs

Christel said...

Beautiful piece Ewa! You have an amazing talent, such realistic tiny wonders! XOXOX Christel

contar said...

se ve un trabajo precioso me gusta mucho
un abrazo

Plushpussycat said...

Wow! What beautiful work! It looks like an antique sewing table with all of your distressed details--fantastic work! xo Jennifer

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Christel! That's what I am trying to achieve! :)
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Gracias Contar!
Un abrazo

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Jennifer! I am glad you see it this way!:) :)
Hugs

Sans! said...

Guess I am the last one here. How disgraceful especially as I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!

I rank it on masterpiece level like your cradle, dear Ewa. If you continue to churn out work like this and put in your 10000 hours to master your furniture skill, you can only succeed beyond your wildest dream, my dear.

Let me know when you have figured out how you have resolved your issues enough to produce offspring, ok?

The Old Maid said...

Hahaha dear Sam! (I have missed you here ;) not only here too!)
I have an idea in my head but it's just an idea how to solve all problems...and it will have to be very quickly done as I have to make one offspring already... Quite scary actually as I thought of pracitising before making it again for someone... Well, I guess I will do my best and see if it works. ;) Fingers crossed.
Hugs and kisses

CinnamonCat said...

Śliczne, uwielbiam Twoją dbałość o detale i chciałabym się nauczyć takiej cierpliwości :).

The Old Maid said...

Dzięki serdeczne! Dla mnie to duża frajda stąd i pewnie trochę cierpliwości więcej. ;)