And sew it goes when a sewing machine table is turned into something else. Old sewing machine tables can be found all over the place. The price can range from a couple of dollars to around $20.00. I turned one sewing machine table into a beverage bar. I turned this one into a desk.
You will notice the before picture is in pieces. I bought it at Good Will. The sewing machine table wouldn’t fit in my car so I had to drive home, get my drill and then go back and take it apart. I left it like that since I always prefer to take off the legs when I paint tables. And now I keep one drill in the car cause you never know what you’ll find around town.
I bought a utensil organizer from Walmart. It is adjustable and fits into the place where the sewing machine would sit. I adjusted the organizer to the full width and then nailed it to the wooden braces that held the sewing machine. To hide the gaps on either side I used a piece of wood cut to size and nailed it onto the organizer with small nails. Then I used my dark wax on the wood to blend in with the utensil organizer.
Before creating the desk, I used a DIY chalk paint to paint it in a blue to match the knobs. The recipe I use can be found here. Normally I paint the first coat or two of chalk paint in a dark color and then layer on the lighter color. In this case I used two coats of paint and lightly distressed the piece. Then I used a clear wax all over and buffed it out.
To update the look of the piece I bought new knobs at Hobby Lobby. I decided to plug up the holes where the drawer pulls went on the front. The knobs are for the fake drawer and the real drawer on either side. If I thought ahead I would have inserted the knobs on the fake drawer before putting in the organizer. As it was I had to use liquid nails on the top knob. And sew it goes from a sewing machine table to a desk or a vanity.
I am on the hunt for another sewing machine table to make another beverage bar. Or maybe even use it for a sewing machine. How about that?