Monday, February 25, 2013

DIY Sewing Table Repurpose

 I was driving through town the other day when I spotted a table next to a dumpster. When I go to pick it up a man came out and asked if he could help me load it. Thank goodness he did, because I don't think I could have lifted this table into my truck. It weighed a ton!  When I got home, I got a screw driver and took the sewing machine out first.




I'll show you the after first, because the before is not pretty
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Here she is, not a pretty sight. She was dusty, grimy and stinky. I wiped it down, then sanded.


I added the white piece of wood so that all the sides would match up.



To close up the spot for the sewing machine, I screwed two boards to the underside.


I primed it inside and out with Kilz primer to eliminate the odor. I used some paint I had left over from painting one of the rooms. It got two coats of paint.


I cut out some pallet wood (that had already been sanded) to the size of the table and stained the boards. Then I pre-drilled  holes to secure the boards down. 


 The decorative hardware got some oil rubbed bronze spray paint.


I found this cute camera at a yard sale this past summer. It was just two dollars! It took us a while to figure out it opens like this.


 We sanded it down on all the corners, edges, and in some spots that would naturally get worn to give it a little character.


 Emily bought this typewriter for $1, also at a yard sale!


 Love how this turned out! It was another FREE project! I will definitely have my eyes open for other road side junk in the future.



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23 comments:

  1. I could use a cute table like that! And you say it's free? ; ) I'll just stop by and pick it up! : )

    I so look forward to garage sales this spring-I just don't see a lot of "junk" on the side of the road down here in Georgia. Maybe everyone just keeps it!

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    1. Hey, we haven't found a spot for it yet, it's yours if you come and get it! I can't wait for garage sales either, I will be looking at things with new eyes(seeing all the possibilities in old stuff). I never would have picked up any roadside junk before, even if I had seen it!

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  2. That turned out so good! I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-diyers-link-party.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite, I'll head over and share it !

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  3. Great project Adriana! I love its distorted look! Thanks for sharing this project!

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    1. Thanks Beckie! Roadkill Rescue is one of the most inspiring blog out there!

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  4. It looks amazing! I love how you added the rustic top. Great job!!!

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  5. Love the warm cream of the table! What a great mini console. :) I also love all the vintage accessories... ESPECIALLY that awesome typewriter. :)

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    1. Thanks Lindsy,it sure is an improvement from the brown!

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  6. Nice! I have al old sewing machine cabinet that I would love to re-purpose to a side table. just have to saw the legs down a bit and that makes me nervous! One of these days...

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    1. Not a bad idea! Would love to hear how it turns out.

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  7. I like that you put a new top on this with pallet boards. It looks great!

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    1. Thanks, I've always wanted to do a piece with a stained top.

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  8. I LOVE it...and your pictures are beautiful as well!

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  9. Love how it turned out! I have one I'm using and it's ugly but it won't be after I get through with it! Thanks for the inspiration. We are joining your lovely blog and hope you will join ours.

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

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    1. We're so glad to be inspiring others! Thanks for stopping by,and I'm on my way over to visit your blog.

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  10. Oh I love the redo on the sewing machine, perfect and your vignettes are all wonderful. Love the old typewrite and the old camera too. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  11. I love your new table! I have one very similar that I need to do something with... I had actually forgotten all about it until I came across your post! Thanks for the inspiration;)

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  12. This is super cute Adriana! And I love the way you've accessorized it too. Great job, thank you so much for sharing!!

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  13. This looks awesome. I love the pallet wood top you added.

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  14. So glad I found this! I have been given my husband's grandmother's old sewing machine and table. I've been very conflicted about getting rid of it, since it is a family heirloom and I never knew her. The sewing machine is useless, though; I just got rid of my own grandmother's old sewing machine last year because I simply couldn't use it anymore!

    Now I have another option, which is timely: the in-laws are selling their house next week, so I have to take possession of the sewing machine or donate it this week!

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