Sewing Table Redo

The awesome thing about painting furniture white is that if you ever tire of it, it is a great base for so many other colors. Today, amazing friends, I thought I would share one of the pieces I used to have in our old house that I no longer have room for in our new house.

And yep I painted it…again!

This is what this pretty little table looked like when I originally found it at a yard sale for $20 several years ago:

It had pretty details but was showing some wear, especially on the top:

I originally painted it Cottage White. It is the very first piece of furniture I ever painted using DIY chalk paint!

Here is what it looked like before redo number two:

As you can see, it still looked great. I just thought it would be fun to change it up a bit.

And here is what this little table looks like now:

Sewing table painted in DIy chalk paint from

Pretty in blue too, eh?

This is Behr’s Gray Morning made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)

Sewing table painted in DIy chalk paint from

I only gave it one coat so a lot of the white from underneath would show through. A quick sanding with 220 grit sandpaper gave me exactly the look I was going for.

Sewing table painted in DIy chalk paint from

I wish I had a place for it at our new house, but unfortunately I do not so this will be heading to my booth.

I sealed it with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax, and then added this pretty glass knob I found at HomeGoods:

Sometimes they have really pretty knobs for super cheap. This came in a pack of six or eight.

Sewing table painted in DIy chalk paint from

The original machine is still inside.  That’s the cord you see hanging down from underneath. These sewing tables make fantastic side tables!

I left some of the wood inside unpainted…

This isn’t very functional as far as storage goes, but you could at least stash the remotes in that little pocket on the door.

Sewing table painted in DIy chalk paint from

Remember my baskets I spray painted? They make great props! See their makeover HERE.

Sewing table painted in DIy chalk paint from

That’s just one of the pieces I refreshed to put in my booth, but everything else stayed the same color they were before. I hope you enjoyed this redo of a redo!

If you loved this color, you’ll love this makeover too:

See how it looks now HERE!

It is Thanksgiving on Thursday here in the U.S. so I won’t be here, but I want you to know that I am SO very thankful for each and every one of you who show up here faithfully to see what I am up to. I appreciate you more than words can say.

I hope my friends in the states have a blessed Thanksgiving!

I’ll see you next week sharing what I did with these frames to create artwork for my dining room walls!

UPDATE: See how these frames become beautiful artwork for my dining room walls HERE now!

See you next week! 🙂




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  1. Don’t ask me why but I don’t remember the sewing table. I thought I had seen everything you’ve done but guess not because don’t think I would have forgotten this one. It was beautiful in white but also just as beautiful in blue. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your entire family. Look forward to next week.

    • Thanks, Janice! I did this table back in 2013, so it has been a few years. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! XOXO

  2. Christina in FL says

    Christy, you know I love the grey/blue color. 🙂 This piece will be snatched up in a hurry. Also, inspiration to paint the working sewing table I finally have out of storage. Though I’ll be taking the 30lb Singer 15-91 out of it to paint it. DIY chalk paint all the way!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and your readers. 🙂

    • Thanks, Christina, I hope so! These old sewing tables make great side tables. I probably should have taken the machine out of this one…it is heavy! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! XOXO

  3. I’ll bet that someone will fall in love with this pretty quickly!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  4. Isn’t it wonderful what a little paint can do. Your piece is beautiful, love the color. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family.

  5. Marcie Lovett says

    Lovely before, even better after! I adore those old sewing machine tables and this one has great details. Were you never once tempted to try the machine and see if it worked?

    Technique question: Did you paint over the old waxed surface or sand it first?

    • Thank you, Marcy! I do love those sweet details on the front. I never did try it out…there is no foot pedal for it. That thing is heavy though! I painted right over top of the wax. 🙂 XOXO

  6. I love sewing tables as seen by the many I have in my hoard awaiting makeovers. None are as pretty as this one with all the details, though. Thanks for showing that things can always be refreshed and shift with your decor. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Thank you, Kimberly! This is about the prettiest one I’ve seen. I’m almost sad to get rid of it! And yes with painted furniture, you can always change it as your decor changes! A blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours as well! XOXO

  7. Love, love, love this sewing table restyle. Gorgeous in white and even more charming in blue. I have an old Singer similar to this and it weighs a ton. It’s been sanded down and never painted but you’ve inspired me! Happy Thanksgiving Christy. xo

    • Thank you, Denise! I love these old sewing machine tables. This one still has the machine as well and it also weighs a ton! I probably should take it out, but I thought someone might like to have the machine in tact. Yes now go paint yours LOL! XOXO

  8. Linda Petersen says

    Looks beautiful in blue! Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family????❤. I’m thankful for so many blessings including your internet friendship! XOXO, Linda

    • Thank you, Linda! I too feel so blessed that this blog has brought me wonderful friendships with sweet readers like yourself! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! XOXO

  9. Beautiful piece and color, I like how the white shows through. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family!

  10. Carole Larsen says

    I love it. It is adorable. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family.

  11. Donna R Gonzalez says

    I love the new color. Greenish-blue is my current favorite and what I used on my bedroom walls (after living with builder off-white for 20 years).

    • Thank you, Donna! I love this color as well…so refreshing! I bet your bedroom is so serene now. XO

  12. I do love the color! It looks so nice.

  13. The detail in the blue looks so whimsical! I like this! I have one similar that was my Mom’s but it has contact paper on it from years ago, it may actually pull wood off if I remove it but I hope to re-do someday soon. Thank you for inspiration and sharing! Happy Thanksgiving! God bless you & your family!

    • Thank you, Carrie! I hope you’ll give your Mom’s table a chance. That contact paper may come off pretty easily…you never know! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday! XO

  14. The blue is pretty, but I’m smitten with that white “before”.

  15. I painted a sewing table last month the chalk paint I used was not very good 4 coats and still not a good finish so I tried to use an antique finish it came out to dark and blotchy live and learn

    • Oh no! Have you tried the recipe I use with Calcium carbonate powder? I find the calcium carb on amazon. Just search “recipe” on my blog and you will find the recipe. It works really well. I’m so sorry you had trouble with your table. I hope you give chalk paint another chance. XOXO

  16. It’s lovely in blue as well! These little sewing tables are hard to find here where I live for some reason. I’m swooning over yours. Catching up on posts and hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Christy!

    • Thanks, Marie! These are quite common around here, but it is hard to find one with such pretty details! XOXO