Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sewing Table Ideas

A lovely reader named Tracy emailed asking advice on a lovely antique sewing table she recently scored.  Isn't it so fun!  I've seen a lot of sewing tables around lately, although not as fabulous as this one, so I thought I would throw together some ideas to share. 

Here is Tracy's...

And here are a few sewing tables I found out in the blogosphere!

Love this one painted and the hardware is fabulous. 

entry table after

Or you could paint it and swap out handles with something more flashy.


You could paint the whole thing like I did to this Martha Washington sewing table a while back, swap out the knobs and add a little trim detail.

I like the idea of this next one but maybe in a more subtle color combo, like tan and white stripes.


You could paint the outside to hide some of the flaws that have come with age and sand and stain the drawers since they seem to be in better condition.  Kind of like I did to this dresser.

Or you could leave it as in in its vintage goodness and surround it with fun pops of color like this!

Hope this helped you Tracy!  Can't wait to see what you do with it! 
Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!


  1. I love sewing tables! I actually have an old sewing table similar to the first table you have shown and it's painted turquoise. For Tracy's table I love the classic look of it. Personally, depending on the condition of the wood I'd sand and stain it to keep the classic look since it has that amazing sewing machine with it! I can't wait to see what Tracy does with it!

  2. Ohhhh now the pressure is on for me.... what will I do??? I'm so torn between going funky, and just keeping the raw vintage classic look.

    Ty for the ideas- as usual you are my go to girl when it comes to stuff like this ! Your blog rocks :D


  3. These little tables make great night stands.