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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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on January 18, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. It looks lovely, I love the color.



  2. Very nice! I put the k-cups for our new Keurig in my Singer drawers. The drawers look WAY better sitting on the kitchen counter than any of the commercial coffee holders that I have seen.


  3. 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…


  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    I love the way you found beautiful ways to use all the parts and pieces!


  5. I love that playroom table!


  6. 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!


  7. I absolutely love the color! It looks gorgeous. And the finish is beautiful! Great job, girl!


  8. what a clever and lovely idea! i´m pinning it in case I can find something like this…


  9. Love the color you used on these sewing drawers. I have a set and haven’t had time to do anything with them. Maybe this will give me some incentive. Great project!


  10. Great idea & that color is gorgeous! I’m featuring them in the PoPP Spotlight tomorrow. Thanks for linking up.


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