Grab yourself a cup of coffee or a Coke, cause my tutorial on this repurposed sewing table is going to be a long post!
It had been 19.00, but then they discounted it to 10.24.
How To: Repurposed Sewing Table
Dismantle Sewing Table
Someone had put in a support board for the machine. I removed that board and any hardware that was inside.
Then, I tipped the machine upside down and took some measurements of the width and depth of the “box”.
Add a Shelf
I cut a board that I had left over from Modern Glass Shelf. The shelves of that project were very heavy and they came packaged in plywood. I used my combination square to measure the position of the shelf.
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I used my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes to hold the shelf in place.
Here is the shelf installed.
Primer Several Projects at a Time
Paint Repurposed Sewing Table Black
Next, I used my sprayer to paint it black when I did the the signs.
I had sanded the finish off the top so it had a smooth surface after being painted.
Add A Stencil
I used my Damask harmony stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil to give the top some pizzazz.
You can also check out how I did this same pattern on a mirror.
Distress Paint and Stencil
I wanted to sand the image so that it would not be raised at all. Because I wanted it to appear that it was part of the original design. I sanded the black to distress it.
This side table would be great for a laptop.
The laptop could be stored neatly inside.
This sweet little repurposed sewing cabinet into a side table has already found a new home!
Check out the updated louvered door hall tree:
For now I’m finished with it. Jamie may use it in her booth as is. If she doesn’t then I will list it on Craig’s List and “build to suit”.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.