It appears that this sewing table was used in some sort of outdoor situation where it was exposed to rough weather and routinely pelted with gravel. Perhaps it belonged to a roadside seamstress who made her living stitching up torn the seat cushions of passerbys. It’s … possible.
What we DO know is that Becca found it for $5 at a garage sale and decided that even though it couldn’t function as a sewing apparatus any more, it could still be cute. And cute it is! She did a pretty sweet paint technique on it that you can see up close on her blog Ivy and Co.