It's been a while since I brought home this sewing machine desk. It was given to me free and to be honest, at first I didn't want it. I felt like I should use the sewing machine, then I felt like I'd never get around to using the sewing machine, then I thought I'd never get around to doing anything with the desk because the sewing machine was taunting me. Needless to say, I was a little bit
in my head over the whole thing.
Finally, one day I said screw it, I'm going to fire up that sewing machine. So I opened the lid to the desk, and lifted up the machine. It was then that I noticed it didn't have a foot feed. I kinda rejoiced. Missing that piece gave me permission (in my mind) to get rid of the machine and just re purpose the desk.
So I unscrewed the machine from the desk and hauled it to Goodwill. Not before my Mom told me I could pick up a new foot feed at most sewing machine stores. I pretended not to hear that (*mind was made up*).
Once free of the machine, the desk took on new life. I painted it in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (Shutter Gray)
and left the top of the table as is.
I love how the paint brings out the basket weave on the front faux drawer.
I sanded it in a few places to give it the chippy look. The pulls on it were beautiful so I added them back.
Now, what to do with the hole in the top? I really didn't have a plan for that so the desk sat as is for several months. Then Jeff brought home a drawer he found free on the sidewalk. It was a little long to fit in the empty hole so we cut a few inches off it.
I attached the drawer to the desk with steel angle brackets similar to these:
Now when you open the top, you have a little drawer to hold writing supplies or whatever!
I lined the drawers with contact paper for a finished, clean look.
As a bonus, the chair I reupholstered
works perfectly with the desk!
Yay! Glad to see this went to the perfect home. It looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
Thanks Holly! Right now my son uses it as a second desk.Delete