July 21, 2009

Sewing Table Makeover

I received an adorable sewing table from my mom a while back. It was already prepared for refinishing but sat in my living room waiting for me to make a decision. For a while I loved the way it looked but lately the need to do something with it took over.
I wanted to make it look like an old farmhouse table, nicely weathered and scratched up with the base coat of black showing through in places. First I painted it black followed with a couple coats of white. Then the sanding began. After a lot of sanding I had the look I wanted. I gave it a coat of poly which also gave it a slight yellow tint. Here is the before.

And the after:

Here is a close up of the front.

And a close up of the side.

Isn't it lovely? I'm so happy it turned out much like the picture in my head. It looks like it has been around forever and well loved. In real life it doesn't seem as bright as in the photos. Now it makes me smile every time I walk past.


  1. That looks great, Robin! I love it!

  2. Love the table so much! It was adorable before - the paint is perfection. Awesome job.


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