A few years ago I took up quilting. I love it! Combining fabrics into something that is beautiful is addictive to me! I love looking at patterns, touching fabrics and creating quilts. I came up with an idea to display my fabrics when I found this shelf at a local furniture store. It was on sale for $50. No kidding! I found a new dining room set at the same store for 1/2 price so I used my old dining room table for the base of this sewing center. The table was a dark brown oak so to match it to the shelf I took a piece of it to the paint store and had them match the color in a paint that would ahere to formica (the table top was formica). Then I just painted the table and put the shelf on top. I loaded it with my fabrics and now I can look at them and be inspired by them all of the time. The dining room table makes the perfect place to cut fabrics and to set up my sewing machine. The large surface is great for sewing quilts. I can leave my sewing machine up all of the time and sew a seam here and a seam there when I have a moment. I found this darling chair at the same store (Eldredge Interiors). When I first saw it the price tag was way out of my price range. It was around $400. I just kept my eye on it and finally was able to purchase it for $80. It is the perfect height and compliment to my sewing table.