Sewing Table Desk

February 25th, 2015 in member junk     
patina+whimsy patina+whimsy, member
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I was able to acquire a sewing machine table, but the center was missing from the top.  I ended up cutting out the middle to make it more uniform, then I undermounted a piece of plywood.  I cut yardsticks to attach to the plywood & made sure they were flush with the top surface.  The drawers were missing, so I cut 1/4" plywood to fit & wrapped them with burlap.  I painted the top to match the existing paint & then waxed it to protect the finish.  I also put a coat of polycrylic over the yardsticks.  I am hoping to find another sewing table so I can make another one.  I had a buyer within hours of having it finished.  :)


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - K. Kinzie
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, cottage, eclectic, furniture, family room, living room, bedroom, table, study, Desk, sewing, wrought iron, upcycle

Comments (3)

CreepinJen writes: This is great! The white paint with the inlayed yard sticks makes the old cabinet look current. I have one of those boxy cabinets from the 30's that isn't as stylish. The same idea would work to create and accent/end table. Legs can always be trimmed.

Posted: 3:38 am on April 19th
patina+whimsy writes: Funny that you mention that because that's how I originally saw the piece....as a little bar with storage for wine bottles. The bottles did fit, but the buyer wanted to use it as a desk. I think the next one will be more designed as a bar. I re-did another sewing machine table that had a lift top & undermounted some boards that a tub sat on in the center. It had a really cool patina to the wood. There are a lot of options for them! Posted: 1:11 pm on March 3rd
gadgetsponge writes: Great for wine storage if the bottles fit the old drawer slots! Posted: 7:35 am on March 1st
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