Hello beautiful friends! I’m back today with this sewing machine table that I picked up at a yard sale two summers ago for $20:
It didn’t come with the paint splatter…that was me.
The gentleman who sold me the table insisted on loading it into my car for me. As he was loading it, he mentioned that he hoped I wasn’t planning to slap paint on it as he had restored it himself. Ummm…of course not. I fibbed.
And as I mentioned when I shared my new End of Summer Thrift Store Haul, that is the reason I still haven’t touched it two years later!
Well, today’s the day, but I kept it super simple. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I wasn’t exactly sure what kind of wood this was, but the red undertones had me thinking it might be cherry.
Cherry+advanced age= bleed-through, so I wasn’t going to take any chances and applied a coat of white BOSS to block any potential bleed-through:
I allowed that to dry overnight. You don’t want to rush this part. BOSS works best when you give it plenty of dry time.
I followed up the next day with a coat of Dixie Belle’s Fluff:
I normally would do two coats, but it looked so great over the white BOSS after only one coat that I stopped there! I like to describe Fluff as a more vintage white, and because it has a little pigment in it, it has amazing coverage!
When the paint was dry, I lightly sanded all over using 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old sanding sponge, hitting the edges and any raised areas a little more to distress.
I gave the body one coat and the top two coats, no sanding in between. You don’t want to overwork the Gator Hide. Try to resist going over the same area multiple times as it dries quickly.
You can see how I apply sealers with a sponge in this video:
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This table really was lovely before, but I do slap paint on everything so here ya go:
Sewing machine tables are a great height to use as bedside tables, especially if you have one of those ridiculously thick mattresses. I’m planning to put this beside Jack’s bed. He had a very large desk in his room that didn’t leave room for a bedside table, but after he left for college, we moved it to Brennan’s room. He loves to draw, and because we are starting the new school year off virtually, he will need it for schoolwork.
I didn’t do anything special with the inside. This one has a rounded piece in the bottom of the sewing machine cavity…
So technically, you could store a few things in there or use it as a secret cubby. I just gave it a good wipe down.
I liked the existing hardware so I chose to keep it. It got two coats of Fluff:
I used my nail to scratch off some paint in random places and sealed it with a light coat of Gator Hide also.
The leg details are pretty with a bit of distressing…
And that’s the super simple makeover of this sewing machine table that I have been holding onto for two years!
Here’s another sewing machine table I made over last year that you may remember:
You can see what I did with that one HERE!
That’s piece number three complete!
If you missed the lamps, I shared them both HERE.
Meet me and my friends back here on Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday! I’ll be sharing what I did with this dresser:
UPDATE: No need to come back! See how this treasured family piece was brought back to life HERE now!
Have a fantastic weekend, and if anyone decides to make some sweater pumpkins after seeing Tuesday’s post, I’d love to see!!
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