The Rest of The Sewing Tables
If you’ve been reading my blog for the last few weeks or so you may remember that I had two vintage Singer sewing tables on hand… well actually I only had one sewing table, but two identical bases…
One of them started out looking like this…
Then we took the two cast iron bases and created this super cool playroom table…
I used the tilt out tray from the sewing cabinet and created a tabletop organizing tray…
My hubby and I then worked on the drawers… I detached the drawer towers from the sewing table top and my SAH used the wood from the table top to create tops and bases for the towers. He created ogee edges for them with the router to give them a little more interest and then attached them to the drawer towers with nails.
I filled in the nail holes and lightly sanded the pieces. After cleaning them with Formula 409 I painted them with a coat of creamy colored Restoration Hardware paint (I have a LOT of Latex paint leftovers) and then topped it off with a coat of a new (to me) CeCe Caldwell paint color I just picked up… Nantucket Spray… it’s a very pretty light beachy blue color!
I lightly distressed the towers with a scrub sponge and warm water… super easy and as a bonus I could do it inside!
I sealed the paint by applying a coat of clear wax to the piece… I used a wax brush for the application because of all the detail on the piece.
I let the wax cure overnight and then buffed it with 0000 steel wool followed up by a soft cloth.
I had a set exactly like these at Lucketts Spring Market last year… and they were among the first pieces to go! I think a lot of us have a love for pieces like these… Now what to put in these cool little drawers?
Hope you like my little “towers”… I think they are super cool!
Until next time… thanks for stopping by!
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Posted on January 18, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged CeCE Caldwell Nantucket Spray, CeCe Caldwell's chalk and clay paint, Clear wax, diy, Painted Vintage Furniture, painting vintage furniture, repurposing sewing table, sewing table drawers, sewing table parts, vintage singer sewing machine base, Waxing furniture. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.