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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  1. I love love what you have done with this, I have one drawer and someone has put a beautiful crystal nob on it and done it in soft sage green, I love it, but sure wish I had that beauty in blue…


  2. Most excellent use of resources! : ) I just saw the exact same Singer sewing table at a thrift shop and turned it down because: 1) It was 80.00 and 2) I didn’t really know what to do with it!

    So I LOVED what you did with yours by parting it out! Sometimes parting a piece out makes for way better results! Results like your light blue stand alone side table with the shelves. Great re-do job!


  3. Wonderfully creative! I may have chosen a later model 1950’s as to avoid reconstructing two antique pieces of furniture though. These cabinets appear to be the Singer series from 1910 and breaks my heart to see them destroyed. The series number on the machine plate would verify the manufacturing year. Once again, a wonderfully creative project that looks amazing!


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