I was gifted this vintage sewing table by my cousin. Her grandparents purchased it many years ago and her grandmother sewed many pieces with it. Can you believe that the sewing machining still worked? I had hopes of this being used as a small desk or entry way table.
- Zinsser Cover Primer
- Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint
- Annie Sloan clear wax
- General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut
- General Finishes High Performance Topcoat
- Rustoleum Aged Metallic Paint & Primer Spray Paint in Vintage Gold
- Bennett Natural Wood Preglued Wood Veneer
For a list of basic chalk paint supplies I typically use, click here.
For a list of basic gel stain staining supplies, click here.
How I refinished this piece:
To start, I removed the machine, its components and the top leaves that fold out.
To make staining easier (plus, I’m a klutz so I’d be sure to get stain on the white paint!), I removed the legs. I used Zinsser Cover Stain on the body and drawers before chalk painting with Annie Sloan’s Old White. Annie Sloan’s clear wax was applied as a top coat.
The legs were stained using General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut. They were sealed with High Performance Topcoat.
I was able to refresh the original hardware using Rust-Oleum’s Aged Metallic in Vintage Gold.
The top is my favourite part of this! I measured a piece of 3/4” plywood to create the desk top.
I sanded for a smooth finish and applied wood veneer on the edges. It was my first time with this and I was surprised how easy it really was.
I used the same stain as the legs and WOWOWOWOWOWOW . That grain is just more than words.
I attached the top to the underside of the desk to secure it.
This piece is staying in the family and will be used as a desk for online learning. I’m so proud of this one.