Farmhouse White Sewing Table

Jan 30, 2018 | Tough Coat | 0 comments

I’m a sucker for little sewing cabinets.  The spindles and cubbies fascinate me and I think they’re incredibly practical to use for jewelry storage.  I’ve worked on a handful of sewing cabinets in the past.

This one was a stand-alone piece.

It opened up to reveal a plethora of storage options!

I painted it in a custom blend of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and it took on a happy new look.

This wall cabinet was probably the coolest and most unintentional find I’ve ever made. 

It had tons of places to keep treasures stored away.

It too received a Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint makeover.

This piece was a blast to stage with all of my jewelry pieces.

This Martha Washington Sewing Table was the last makeover I completed in this category.

While it didn’t have nearly the same amount of cubbies and pegs as the others, it did have a removable tray that won me over. 

So it’s not a surprise that when I first walked into an antique store on the Pennsylvania/Maryland border last week, I gravitated towards this little sewing table. 

The six round ring pulls drew me in first and I fully expected to find three slender drawers.  When I went to give them a tug, nothing happened.  I tried to lift the top, but it didn’t budge.  As I poked and prodded to figure out how it opened, the owner kindly came over and suggested I push the right side in.  To my delight, it gave way…

I continued to push the door open to see what was behind.

Once the door had done a complete 180 degree turn, I literally squealed with delight!  (Ask Marc if you don’t believe me.  I also think I jumped up and down, but that’s beside the point.)

I was happily staring at another fine contender for an upcycled jewelry storage piece!  Once I got it home, I gave it a makeover using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in the color “Farmhouse White”.  My thought was that it would be able to fit into a wider range of color palettes, and the fresh bright white paint offers a nice contrast to the dark pulls and wood interior.

As I was distressing, I tried to highlight the lovely trim on the door…

…and the sweet little flower on the base.

As per usual, I staged the interior with an assortment of jewelry pieces.  The pegs are ideal for keeping hoop earrings, bracelets, and rings in place as the door turns.

The shelf below has a lovely assortment of compartments that can hold watches and post-style earrings.  My Mom gave the interior a good cleaning and I shined it up with Hemp Oil.

The top has a lovely round shape that juts out a bit at the edge.

It has a much more interesting profile than a bunch of right angles, don’t you think?  In addition to the boxwood wreath, I staged the top of the table with a sign that will be coming with me to the fundraiser this weekend.  The Bible is laid open to the same Psalm as the sign.  This particular Bible has a special place in my heart.  I bought it in Yellowstone National Park, and it’s about the size of your hand.  I used it for years and it has lots of verses underlined and notes written in the margins.  The leather is as soft as velvet from being opened and closed over the years.

This piece will be for sale at the Twin Valley Food Pantry Fundraiser this weekend in addition to the sign.  It’s brimming with storage potential, and its size makes it an easy fit in any area of your home.  It has been sealed with Tough Coat as well, so it’s ready to hold up to daily use.

There are more makeovers to come as my Mom and I are nearing the finish line.  Half of my day was spent photographing pieces that we finished up recently, so the parade of pretty furniture will continue leading up to the grand event.  Remember, I’m giving a free Milk Paint Demonstration at 2:00 on Saturday, so make sure you stick around!


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