I was tempted to call this post the Frankenstein sewing desk makeover because I kept finding things to add to it. But this sewing desk turned girls vanity table is just waaay too sweet and cute!
Because I was finding things along the way, I have not one, but two before pics for you – ha!
Here’s what we started with. A salvaged curb shopped sewing desk and large table extender.
After the table extender was cut, routered and attached, I found this Ikea mirror in my stash. Andrea gave it to me a few years ago and it’s been sitting around waiting for the perfect sized project. It might have been better if I found it before I took my before pic, but hey…
Piece it all together and isn’t this the cutest girls vanity table or budding artists desk!?
THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS TO PRODUCTS I USE. YOU CAN SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE HERE.
- Old Sewing Desk/Cabinet – SALVAGED!
- Table Extender – SALVAGED!
- Ikea Vanity Mirror – SALVAGED!
- Wood Knobs – SALVAGED!
- Sandpaper and Tack Cloth
- Spray Gun
- BOSS Stain Blocker
- Apricot Chalk-Mineral Paint
- General Finishes Colonial Maple Gel Stain
- Waterproof Topcoat
SEWING DESK MAKEOVER::
I love sewing desk makeovers but the one thing that I’m not crazy about is the flip top. It’s wonderful if you can lift it up and use it for storage, or an actual sewing machine, but if it flips up to empty space, it’s disappointing. Not to mention the distracting crack on top which isn’t overly attractive.
So, we started by removing the original top and cutting the salvaged table extender to size plus a half-inch overhang.
MMM routered the edges (optional) and then attached the new top to the sewing desk. It looks SO much better.
For contrast, the legs and wood knobs (I found these knobs at the ReStore for $1.50 – that’s $1.50 for ALL of them!!!) were stained with GF Colonial Maple Gel Stain. The warmth of the wood really adds interest.
And check this out. The front drawer pulls out for extra drawing or writing space.
My takeaway from this makeover… when I have furniture that looks dated or plain, Frankenstein’ing a few pieces together 😉 and adding a pop of color can really update the entire look.
I’D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS SEWING DESK MAKEOVER. IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS YOU’D LIKE SHARE OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Happy painting and have an inspiring day my friends,